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American Dental Hygienists’ Association Announces Future Annual Conference Locations

Posted on June 21, 2019

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is pleased to announce its next four annual conference locations: New Orleans, LA (2020), Phoenix, AZ (2021), Louisville, KY (2022) and Chicago, IL (2023). ADHA’s Annual Conference is the premier dental hygiene event in North America and features cutting-edge lectures and hands-on workshops, over 100 exhibitors, and various networking and social events.

ADHA 2020 Annual Conference: We are heading to the lively city of New Orleans, ranked as “The Best North American Destination” by TripExpert. Known for its historic French Quarter, bustling nightlife and diverse cuisine, NOLA is an exciting destination for everyone. ADHA 2020 will take place from Friday, June 12-Sunday, June 14 at the Ernest Morial Convention Center.

ADHA 2021 Annual Conference: Join us in vibrant Phoenix, America’s sunniest metropolis and sixth-largest city. Phoenix is a land of contrasts with both urban and desert scenery, providing endless opportunities for adventure. Don’t miss ADHA 2021 from Friday, June 18-Sunday, June 20 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

ADHA 2022 Annual Conference: We are back again in the hot city of Louisville, home of baseball, bourbon and horses. This quickly growing city has 120+ attractions and has even been named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 10 U.S. Destinations on the Rise.” ADHA 2022 will take place from Friday, June 24-Sunday, June 26 at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

ADHA 2023 Annual Conference: We are celebrating ADHA’s 100th Anniversary of the association in our hometown of Chicago in 2023. Chicago has been at the top of Condé Nast Traveler’s “Best Big Cities in the U.S.” various years in a row and has a million places to visit. Celebrate 100 years of ADHA with us from Friday, July 7-Sunday, July 9 at McCormick Place.

About the American Dental Hygienists’ Association:

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is the largest national organization representing the professional interests of more than 185,000 dental hygienists across the country. Dental hygienists are preventive oral health professionals, licensed in dental hygiene, who provide educational, clinical and therapeutic services that support total health through the promotion of optimal oral health. For more information about ADHA, dental hygiene or the link between oral health and general health, visit ADHA at www.adha.org.

 







Advanced 3D X-ray System Receives Oral Healthcare Industry’s Highest Honor

Posted on June 20, 2019

Carestream Dental, a global digital dental technology company, is proud to announce that its newest 3D X-ray system, the CS 9600, has received a 2019 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award, which acknowledges manufacturers that are driving the discussion as to how oral healthcare practices will operate now and in the future.

Transforming Dentistry

The CS 9600 is a multifunctional machine that can capture 2D X-rays and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)—more commonly known as 3D—scans; scan objects such as traditional dental impressions or plaster models; and even scan patients’ faces to superimpose on their X-rays. This high-tech system can be used by all oral healthcare professionals from endodontists, who consider the smallest details of root canal morphology, to oral and maxillofacial surgeons, who handle complicated trauma cases.

For the past decade, digital 3D technology has been infiltrating the dentist’s office. Overall, digital X-rays can be safer than conventional methods by using a lower radiation dose and by giving doctors more confidence in their diagnoses and treatment plans. However, the CS 9600 was designed to take digital dentistry even further by incorporating the latest technology, such as intuitive smart sensors and machine learning for enhanced performance.

“When we started the CS 9600 project, we spent months researching the pain points and unmet needs of doctors and staff to ensure we’d deliver a best-in-class CBCT,” Stephane Varlet, lead engineer on the CS 9600’s development, said. “We focused on clinical experience and on functions that would make doctors’ and assistants’ work easier. The goal of the CS 9600 was to be smart enough to guide users through the process of capturing the perfect image, yet easy enough that they could achieve their goal on the first try.”

Simplifying Technology

In the past, operator error when taking X-rays could result in unusable images, meaning patients would have to be exposed to more radiation during a second exam. However, the CS 9600’s smart features virtually eliminate the need for retakes. Video cameras capture the patient’s face live and display it on an integrated SmartPad touchscreen. Then, interactive guides are projected onto the face and walks the user through the positioning process. The system can even detect when the wrong accessory is inserted for the type of exam selected and recommend the correct one, further ensuring users get the right image the first time.

The CS 9600’s advanced technology doesn’t stop with image capture and diagnostic tools. CS UpStream turns the CS 9600 into a connected device that sends data back to Carestream Dental. The system’s historical behavior is easily accessible to the Carestream Dental support team to prevent downtime and maximize system availability, so practices can see and treat more patients, more efficiently.

Changing Lives

The patient is at the forefront of the CS 9600’s design. The system’s high-power tube allows clinicians to acquire images at 120 kV for enhanced image quality without increasing dose to patient as compared to 90 kV acquisition. CS Face Scan, which captures images of the patient’s face and superimposes it onto a CBCT scan, helps him or her visualize final outcomes and makes it easier to accept treatment. An optional integrated seat provides added comfort and stability during patient exams or can be easily rotated to the side to accommodate patients in wheelchairs.

Ultimately, the CS 9600’s intelligent interface, highly accurate images and advanced software changes patients’ lives by getting them on the road to recovery and a restored smile sooner.

The CS 9600 was selected to receive the 2019 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award by a panel of the most prominent technology leaders in dentistry: Paul Feuerstein, D.M.D., technology editor for Dentistry Today, John Flucke, D.D.S., technology editor for Dental Products Report, Marty Jablow, D.M.D., known as America’s technology coach, Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, D.M.D, editor-in-chief of Inside Dental Hygiene, Chris Salierno, D.D.S., editor-in-chief of Dental Economics, and Lou Shuman, D.M.D., CAGS, founder and creator of the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award.

For more information about the CS 9600, visit carestreamdental.com/CS9600. Learn more about Carestream Dental, and all its innovative solutions, at carestreamdental.com. For more information on the Cellerant Best of Class Awards and the 2019 Award Winners, go to cellerantconsulting.com/bestofclass







Sugar industry's use of dietitians to influence dental professionals, 1974-1978

Posted on June 20, 2019

Alexandria, Va., USA - At the 97th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), held in conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), Ifunanya Okeke, University of California, San Francisco, USA, gave an oral presentation on "Sugar Industry's Use of Dietitians to Influence Dental Professionals, 1974-1978." The IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition is held at the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building in Vancouver, BC, Canada from June 19-22, 2019.

In 1975, the U.S. Sugar Association created the Regional Nutritional Information Program with the goal of enlisting dietitians to spread positive messages about sugar and health. This study describes the Regional Nutritional Information Program and its impact on dental professionals.

Internal U.S. Sugar Association documents related to operations, regulatory activities and scientific research from 1974 to 1978 were reviewed for relevance to the Regional Nutritional Information Program. Fifty-nine documents were identified for further review and emerging themes were identified.

The results show that the Regional Nutritional Information Program was an essential component of the U.S. Sugar Association's public relations campaign and was designed to portray the safety and benefits of sugar in a balanced diet. The target audiences included universities, public schools, professional associations, and the media. U.S. Sugar Association dietitians hosted educational workshops, incorporated U.S. Sugar Association literature into libraries and curricula, monitored professional and consumer attitudes toward sugar and made media appearances. Their dietitians interacted with dental professionals by documenting their attitudes toward sugar, influencing a professional conference to include pro-sugar speakers, developing a media program that minimized sugar's role in tooth decay and by monitoring and criticizing dentist-researchers examining the high-sugar content of breakfast cereals.

The authors conclude that the U.S. Sugar Association used the Regional Nutritional Information Program to counter dentists' anti-sugar messages at professional meetings and in the media with positive messages about sugar and suggests that the public health community should consider corporate relationships in the dietetic profession as potentially detrimental to oral health.

This oral presentation, #0270, was held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Room 118 of the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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About the International Association for Dental Research

The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a nonprofit organization with over 11,400 individual members worldwide, dedicated to: (1) advancing research and increasing knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide, (2) supporting and representing the oral health research community, and (3) facilitating the communication and application of research findings. To learn more, visit http://www.iadr.org.







Guidelines for the Use of Denture Adhesives

Posted on June 20, 2019

New global guidelines have been announced to tackle the lack of advice in the best use of denture adhesives with complete edentulous patients. Developed by a global task force, the new science-based guidelines have been announced today by the Oral Health Foundation and have been made possible because of a project sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.

The research project reinforces the patient benefits of using denture adhesives for ‘well-fitting’ dentures. These benefits include improved retention and stability, improved confidence and comfort and reduction or elimination of food debris beneath the denture.

The White Paper entitled “Guidelines for the Use of Denture Adhesives and their benefits for Oral and General Health,” has been published by a group of academic experts. The panel undertook a comprehensive review of existing guidance for best use of denture adhesives.

David Felton, Dean and Professor of The University of Mississippi Medical Center states, “There is a lack of scientific evidence on the best use of denture adhesives for edentulous patients, including their application, removal and frequency of use. With that in mind, the Oral Health Foundation recently convened a panel of global experts to review existing evidence and practices and have developed a white paper entitled, “Guidelines for the Use of Denture Adhesives and their Benefits for Oral and General Health.” While additional research is still required, the Oral Health Foundation White Paper on denture adhesives provides guidance and a level of confidence to dental health professionals on when and how to recommend denture adhesives to denture wearers, to improve performance of well-fitting dentures.”

The task force included experts from the UK, USA, Greece, Japan and Switzerland and was convened to reflect the global need for advice for denture wearers given the aging population around the world. By 2050, there is expected to be 2 billion people aged 60 years or older in the world – this represents 16% of the population and is triple the figure for this age group in 2010.1

Dr. Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation comments, “the current lack of guidance on the use of denture adhesives may mean that denture wearers are left confused. The evidence is clear; using an adhesive can provide benefits for patients with best-fitting dentures both in terms of function, confidence and comfort. These new guidelines will give dental professionals the confidence to know how and when to recommend denture adhesives for maximum patient benefit.”

The simple steps for application of a denture adhesive can be summarised as follows:

Make sure your denture is clean and dry. Put a small amount of denture adhesive cream onto it. (You should only need to do this once a day.)

Put the denture into your mouth and firmly close the mouth for a couple of seconds. If the adhesive cream overflows you have used too much. Remove any spare adhesive, don’t swallow it. Don’t eat or drink anything for 5 minutes.

Before you sleep, take your denture out. Clean the denture and the inside of your mouth thoroughly to remove any adhesive.

Ask your dentist for a regular appointment so they can check your mouth and dentures.

The guidelines are released during the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) 2019 meeting in Vancouver, Canada which takes place June 19-22 and a webinar will be available for professionals with further background to the project.

The denture adhesive guidelines will complement the white paper on Optimal Care and Maintenance of Full Dentures for Oral and General Health published in 2018 and together form a comprehensive resource on full dentures for dental professionals, care givers, and denture wearers.

Global Health and Ageing. World Health Organisation. Available online at https://www.who.int/ageing/publications/global_health.pdf?ua=1

Sponsorship for the development of the new guidelines was provided by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare to the Oral Health Foundation. No editorial control, apart from ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory considerations/requirements, has been exercised by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.

About GSK

GlaxoSmithKline is a science-led healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. We have 3 global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. Our Consumer Healthcare business develops and markets an innovative portfolio of consumer preferred and expert recommended brands in the Oral health, Pain relief, Respiratory, Skin health, Nutrition and Digestive Health categories. We have a range of Denture Care brands with Polident/Corega/Poligrip as the No.1 Denture Care brand. Visit www.gsk.com for more information.







Eric Bruno to Lead North America Commercial Business at Dentsply Sirona

Posted on June 19, 2019

A 25-year veteran of medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer businesses, Eric Bruno brings his expertise and experience in delivering customer value, inspiring employee engagement, and driving execution to his new post at Dentsply Sirona. In this capacity, he will be focused on providing strategic direction and driving sales force effectiveness with a strong focus on customers across North America. Bruno will be based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“We are pleased that Eric has joined our company,” says Chief Commercial Officer Walter Petersohn. “His expertise makes him the ideal leader to support the development and execution of successful business strategies and build and lead results-oriented, high performing sales teams.”

Bruno comes to Dentsply Sirona from Alcon/Novartis, where he most recently served as General Manager for Vision Care. His prior experience includes a variety of commercial, franchise, and brand management positions at Alcon/Novartis and Johnson & Johnson. Early in his career, he was a brand manager at Procter & Gamble and an engineer at Kraft Foods.







Dr. Buddy Mopper: Continuing Education Course Fall 2019

Posted on June 19, 2019

Dr. Buddy Mopper will be presenting “The 3-P’s of Composite Bonding: Potential, Predictability and Profitability” at a new location, The University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago on September 27, 2019.

Dr. Mopper is one of the pioneers of direct resin bonding who has taught thousands of clinicians how to successfully incorporate direct resin bonding into their practices. In this 7 CE-credit course, you will understand how to utilize bonding in ways you never expected.

Join this class and discover how to treat more patients chairside. Learn all the composite dentistry that you may be missing in your practice and how doing more of it can benefit you financially and professionally. This full-day lecture will teach you how to make long-lasting, seamless and invisible restorations of all types. Learn an in-depth direct approach technique for Class III, Class IV, Class V, diastema closure, direct resin veneer, masking dark teeth, incisal reinforcement, repairs and more. From simple techniques to advanced techniques, this course covers it all.

Call Erika at 800-837-2321 or visit www.CEEchicago.com to register. Hurry, seating is limited, and this lecture will fill-up fast!

 







Marilyn R. Calvo, DDS, AAACD, Receives Outstanding Service Award

Posted on June 19, 2019

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Accredited Member, Marilyn R. Calvo, DDS, AAACD, was recently awarded the Outstanding Service Evy Award during the 35th Annual AACD Annual Scientific Session’s Celebration of Excellence on April 27, 2019 in San Diego.

The AACD honors its most accomplished and dedicated professionals with Celebration of Excellence awards, also known as Evy awards. Evy recipients are first nominated for the award by their colleagues and then are selected by the Awards and Recognition Committee. Evy award winners represent the most exemplary and talented individuals within the AACD who are dedicated to advancing excellence in the art and science of cosmetic dentistry and to the highest standards of ethical patient care.

Outstanding Service Award is given to a member who has gone above and beyond in their service to the Academy.

Marilyn R. Calvo, DDS, AAACD, has been an AACD member since 1998, and currently partners at Smile Studio LA in Encino, CA. Dr. Calvo earned her DDS degree at UCLA School of Dentistry in 1979 and earned her AACD Accreditation in 2007. She has assumed many leadership roles on numerous boards and committees for the AACD and is currently serving on the Board of Directors. She has been relentless in encouraging members in the process of Accreditation to continue moving forward with their AACD Accreditation journey. As chair of the Member Relations Committee, Dr. Calvo has been known throughout the Academy to go above and beyond to ensure everyone within the Academy feels welcomed and included. “Whether it comes to making phone calls to new members or making time at the Scientific Sessions to answer questions from attendees and point them in the right direction to get the help they are after, she is the ultimate ambassador for our Academy” says AACD Immediate Past President, J.A. Reynolds, DDS, AAACD.

For more information about AACD Celebration of Excellence awards, visit http://www.aacd.com/evy-awards.

About the AACD

The AACD is the world’s largest non-profit member organization dedicated to advancing excellence in comprehensive oral care, combining art and science to optimally improve dental health, esthetics, and function. Comprised of more than 5,000 cosmetic dental professionals in 70 countries worldwide, the AACD fulfills its mission by offering superior educational opportunities, promoting and supporting the respected Accreditation and Fellowship credentials, serving as a user-friendly and inviting forum for the creative exchange of knowledge and ideas, and providing accurate and useful information to the public and the profession.

 







Joyce Bassett, DDS, FAACD, Receives Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry Education Award

Posted on June 19, 2019

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Accredited Fellow Member, Joyce L. Bassett, DDS, FAACD, was recently awarded the Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry Education Evy Award during the 35th Annual AACD Annual Scientific Session’s Celebration of Excellence on April 27, 2019 in San Diego.

The AACD honors its most accomplished and dedicated professionals with Celebration of Excellence awards, also known as Evy awards. Evy recipients are first nominated for the award by their colleagues and then are selected by the Awards and Recognition Committee. Evy award winners represent the most exemplary and talented individuals within the AACD who are dedicated to advancing excellence in the art and science of cosmetic dentistry and to the highest standards of ethical patient care.

The Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry Education Award is given to a cosmetic dentistry professional that, through his or her efforts as an educator, has advanced the art and science of cosmetic dentistry.

Joyce L. Bassett, DDS, FAACD has been an AACD member since 1993 and currently maintains a private practice located in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Bassett earned her DDS degree in 1983 from Ohio State University, earned her AACD Accreditation in 2001 and went on to achieve Fellowship status in 2013. She has served on numerous boards and committees for the AACD and was President of the AACD from 2015 to 2016. One of the many people who nominated her said, “Joyce gave a very inspiring and humorous presentation on her Accreditation process at the Kois Center a few years ago and that was outstanding. She not only focused on successful outcomes, but also was humble and approachable while sharing how to avoid failures and how she has evolved over the years.” She’s respected as a prolific speaker, publisher, and marketer of Aesthetic Dentistry, as well as a member of the editorial board of several peer-reviewed publications.

For more information about AACD Celebration of Excellence awards, visit http://www.aacd.com/evy-awards.

About the AACD

The AACD is the world’s largest non-profit member organization dedicated to advancing excellence in comprehensive oral care, combining art and science to optimally improve dental health, esthetics, and function. Comprised of more than 5,000 cosmetic dental professionals in 70 countries worldwide, the AACD fulfills its mission by offering superior educational opportunities, promoting and supporting the respected Accreditation and Fellowship credentials, serving as a user-friendly and inviting forum for the creative exchange of knowledge and ideas, and providing accurate and useful information to the public and the profession.

 







CS 3600 Intraoral Scanner Tested to Have Highest Accuracy in Latest Implantology Study

Posted on June 19, 2019

When it comes to placing implants accuracy matters, and the CS 3600 intraoral scanner was found to give the most accurate results during a new study, “Trueness and Precision of Five Intraoral Scanners in the Impressions of Single and Multiple Implants: A Comparative In-Vitro Study.”1

With few peer-reviewed studies evaluating the clinical efficacy of intraoral scanners in implantology, these latest findings from Drs. Francesco Guido Mangano, Uli Hauschild, Giovanni Veronesi, Mario Imburgia, Carlo Mangano and Oleg Admakin compared the trueness and precision of five intraoral scanners and determined which have both accurate and consistent results.

According to the study, the CS 3600 had the best accuracy, while having the fewest triangles making up the meshes in all applications.

“The number of triangles is often misinterpreted to be a measure of acquisition resolution or mesh quality,” Victor Wong, Ph.D., director, research and innovation, Carestream Dental, said. “In fact, by having the best trueness with the smallest number of triangles, the CS 3600 demonstrates the most efficient/optimal mesh generation by placing more triangles in areas with more details, and vice versa, with minimized mesh file size while maintaining accuracy.”

To put the scanners to the test, 10 scans were performed by a single digital dentistry expert per indication per intraoral scanner with a zig-zag technique in the same environmental conditions. Two maxilla plaster models were used as a reference: One partially edentulous and one totally edentulous.

In this study, trueness is defined by the difference between the scanned model and the reference model; precision is quantified by the difference between repeatedly scanned models. In both cases, smaller values indicate greater trueness and/or precision. A scanner needs both trueness and precision to be considered accurate.

When scanning a single crown, the CS 3600 was found to have the best trueness (15.2 ±0.8 μm) and the best precision (11.3 ±1.1 μm). The CS 3600 also had the best trueness (23 ±1.1 μm) and the best precision (21 ±1.9 μm) when scanning a partial prosthesis. While scanning a full arch, the CS 3600 had the best trueness (44.9 ±8.9 μm) and had the second-best precision (35.7 ± 4.3), which very closely follows the best precision result (35.6 ± 3.4).

This is not the first time that studies have confirmed the CS 3600’s high performance. In a 2018 study,2 the CS 3600 outperformed other scanners, as well as traditional impressions, in finish line accuracy. Its trueness was confirmed by a 2017 study that tested the accuracy of four intraoral scanners in oral implantology.3

To learn more about the CS 3600, or any of Carestream Dental’s innovative solutions, visit carestreamdental.com.

References

1. Mangano F, Logozzo S, Hauschild U, Veronesi G, Imburgia M, Mangano C, Admakin O. June 6, 2019. Trueness and precision of 5 intraoral scanners in the impressions of single and multiple implants: a comparative in vitro study. BMC Oral Health. 19(101): DOI 10.1186/s12903-019-0792-7.

2. Nedelcu R, Nystrom I, Olsson P, Thor A. Feb. 26, 2018. Finish Line Distinctness and Accuracy in 7 Intraoral Scanners versus Conventional Impression: An In-vitro Descriptive Comparison. BMC Oral Health.18(27): DOI 10.1186/s12903-018-0489-3.

3. Imburgia M, Logozzo S, Hauschild U, Veronesi G, Mangano G, Mangano FG. June 2, 2017. Accuracy of Four Intraoral Scanners in Oral Implantology: A Comparative In-Vitro Study. BMC Oral Health. 17(92): DOI 10.1186/s12903-017-0383-4.

About Carestream Dental

Carestream Dental is transforming dentistry, simplifying technology and changing lives around the world with its innovative digital product line of systems, solutions and support. From intraoral and extraoral imaging equipment to CAD/CAM solutions, imaging analysis software to practice management systems, Carestream Dental technology captures two billion images annually and aids in more precise diagnoses, improved workflows and superior patient care. For more information or to contact a Carestream Dental representative, please visit carestreamdental.com.







Apteryx XVWeb Cloud Imaging Recognized as a 2019 Cellerant “Best of Class” Technology Award Winner

Posted on June 19, 2019

LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. ("LED Medical" or "the Company"), has proudly announced that its XVWeb Cloud Imaging Software, developed by its subsidiary Apteryx, Inc. (“Apteryx”), has received the 2019 Cellerant “Best of Class” Technology Award for the Imaging Software category.

“We are entering a new era in dentistry — one that will change how we diagnose, treat, and manage our patients and practices," said Dr. Lou Shuman, CEO of Cellerant and founder of the Best of Class Technology Awards. "This was a breakthrough year in product and services technologies. The panel spent hundreds of hours in close discussion reviewing and analyzing the corporate landscape. Pay close attention to our winners as they are truly leading the way to provide you what is best in today's contemporary practice.”

XVWeb is dentistry’s leading picture archiving and communication system (PACS), delivering state-of-the-art clinical image capture, visualization, analysis and backup as a cost-effective SaaS (software-as-a-service) subscription. XVWeb subscribers can access the totality of their clinical image data 24 hours per day, 7 days per week from compatible web-connected devices. The XVWeb 3D module adds the same level of accessibility and security for patient CBCT image data. All CBCT visualizations, including 3D image rendering, are processed and performed via the cloud and are complemented by a full range of image analysis and annotation tools. In addition, XVWeb 3D provides an efficient process for HIPAA-compliant sharing of patient images between healthcare providers, greatly improving the efficiency of case collaboration in comparison to premise-based software systems.

“We are excited about the impact that the utilization of cloud computing will have on dental imaging and the advances it will bring to comprehensive image acquisition, image management and treatment planning,” stated Kevin Crucs, vice president of research and development for Apteryx, Inc. “Our team has developed a unique SaaS solution that gives clinicians the treatment planning and visualization tools they need in a cloud environment, all while maintaining the exceptional image quality and handling that the industry has come to expect from Apteryx products.”

“Our goal is to help the doctor make the best decisions for their office which, in the end, benefits the patients that we all serve,” said John Flucke, DDS, Best of Class panel member. “I’m honored to be able to help my peers with the decision-making process and helping them wade through the plethora of high tech products that can change offices and lives for the better.”

The 2019 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award is selected by a panel of the most prominent technology leaders in dentistry: Paul Feuerstein, DMD, technology editor for Dentistry Today; John Flucke, DDS, technology editor for Dental Products Report; Marty Jablow, DMD, known as America’s technology coach; Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, editor-in-chief of Inside Dental Hygiene; Chris Salierno, DDS, editor-in-chief of Dental Economics and Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, founder and creator of the Best of Class Technology Award.

Dr. David Gane, CEO of LED Medical Diagnostics concluded: “We are very proud to have XVWeb named “Best of Class” by such a distinguished panel of dental industry thought leaders. Our team is focused on continuing to enhance XVWeb with new advancements and cutting edge clinical capabilities so that this award is the first of many more to come.”

About LED Medical Diagnostics Inc.

LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. is a dental imaging technology provider focused on delivering state-of-the-art imaging software and systems. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries LED Dental Inc., LED Dental Ltd., and Apteryx, Inc., LED Medical has provided dentists and oral health specialists with advanced diagnostic imaging products and software for over 20 years. LED’s proprietary technologies include the VELscope Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment and TUXEDO Intraoral Sensors, in addition to Apteryx’s XrayVision, XVWeb and XrayVision DCV imaging software solutions.

Backed by an experienced leadership team and dedicated to a higher level of service and support, LED is committed to providing dental practitioners with the best technology available by identifying and adding leading products to its growing portfolio. The Company is currently listed on the TSX-V under the symbol LMD, the OTCQB under the symbol LEDIF, as well as the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol LME.

About the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award

Since the inaugural presentation in 2009, the Best of Class Technology Awards have grown to occupy a unique space in dentistry by creating awareness in the community of manufacturers that are driving the discussion as to how practices will operate now and in the future.

Chris Salierno, and Dr. Lou Shuman. Over the course of each year, the panel members seek out and conduct research on potentially practice-changing technologies, with deliberations on nominees and final voting taking place in February. Panelists are precluded from voting in any category where they have consulting relationships. The entire selection process is conducted and managed on a not-for-profit basis.

For more information on the Cellerant Best of Class Awards and the 2019 Award Winners, go to www.cellerantconsulting.com/bestofclass.

About Cellerant Consulting Group

Founded and led by CEO Dr. Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, Cellerant provides strategic dental market insights, clinical expertise, implementation resources and support to accelerate growth for client dental companies. Cellerant services include new concept incubation, clinical product evaluation, product development, continuing education program development and CE sponsorship, strategic branding and marketing, online marketing, content marketing and dental media relations management. As an orthodontist and former owner of a 10-doctor multi-specialty private group practice, Dr. Shuman guides clients to offer products that engage dental customers and provide sustained differentiation. Cellerant operates under a unique model that merges leading voices in clinical product evaluation and strategic partner companies to provide a menu of services from one easily accessible network.

The selection process relies on an expert panel of dentists recognized as thought leaders and educators. It includes Dr. Paul Feuerstein, Dr. John Flucke, Dr. Marty Jablow, Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, Dr. Chris Salierno, and Dr. Lou Shuman. Over the course of each year, the panel members seek out and conduct research on potentially practice-changing technologies, with deliberations on nominees and final voting taking place in February. Panelists are precluded from voting in any category where they have consulting relationships. The entire selection process is conducted and managed on a not-for-profit basis.

For more information on the Cellerant Best of Class Awards and the 2019 Award Winners, go to www.cellerantconsulting.com/bestofclass.

About Cellerant Consulting Group

Founded and led by CEO Dr. Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, Cellerant provides strategic dental market insights, clinical expertise, implementation resources and support to accelerate growth for client dental companies. Cellerant services include new concept incubation, clinical product evaluation, product development, continuing education program development and CE sponsorship, strategic branding and marketing, online marketing, content marketing and dental media relations management. As an orthodontist and former owner of a 10-doctor multi-specialty private group practice, Dr. Shuman guides clients to offer products that engage dental customers and provide sustained differentiation. Cellerant operates under a unique model that merges leading voices in clinical product evaluation and strategic partner companies to provide a menu of services from one easily accessible network.







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