Your guide to the revolution: The 2018 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards

Chief Editor Chris Salierno, DDS, presents the winners of the 2018 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards.

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We are in the midst of a technological revolution in dentistry. It’s a whirlwind of digital capturing of patient data, enhanced visualization and diagnostic capabilities, interconnected workflows that optimize efficiency, and engaging forms of patient communication. A dentist 20 years ago would have been hard-pressed to dream all of this up.

It’s not surprising that many dentists today struggle to keep up with all of the latest innovations. Which technologies will transform your practice, and which ones will just collect dust in the corner? As we learn to adapt our teams and ourselves to this revolution, there are dentists who do much of the difficult investigative testing and report back their unbiased results.

Cellerant Consulting Group is a notable example. Each year, Lou Shuman, CAGS, assembles technology experts at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting for spirited debate over who deserves the coveted Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award. This year, Paul Feuerstein, DMD; Marty Jablow, DMD; John Flucke, DDS; and I argued into the wee hours of the morning. No punches were thrown—we’re as friendly as we are passionate about innovation.

Without further ado, here are the 2018 winners of the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards.

Emerging

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DEXIS and Simplifeye DEXvoice

Voice-activated control of imaging software

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Simplifeye Amplify

Active visitor engagement on your website, 24/7


New winners

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NextDent 5100 by 3D Systems

High-speed 3-D printing that is compatible with a range of dental materials and dental software

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Dentrix G7

Practice management software with numerous features to enhance workflow

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Digital Doc LUM G2

Subenamel illumination device and camera

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AdDent Calset composite warmer and CoMax composite dispenser

Composite and instrument warmer and composite dispenser for greater control of restorative material

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DEXIS FS Ergo by KaVo

Flexible radiographic sensor with soft and durable housing

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Garrison Dental Solutions Composi-Tight 3D Fusion

A complete band, wedge, and ring system for interproximal direct restorations


2x winners

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Bien-Air Tornado S

A compact handpiece head with a powerful turbine

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Orascoptic EyeZoom loupe

Adjustable magnification
from 3x–5x

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Ultradent Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser

Dual-wavelength
soft-tissue laser


3x winners

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MMG ChairFill by MMG Fusion

Customizable software that mines your records for uncompleted treatment and fills your schedule

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Orascoptic Spark

Cordless and lightweight headlight that is clipped to dental loupes

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WEO Media

Website optimization and online dental marketing


4x winner

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Shofu EyeSpecial C-III

A fast, lightweight, and cleanable camera for dental photography


5x winners

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Bien-Air iOptima INT

Handpiece control via iPad that integrates into your dental chair

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DDS Rescue

HIPAA-compliant backup for your server that can restore data in minutes


6x winner

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3Shape TRIOS MOVE

A 13.3-inch HD touch screen that can be easily moved to share scan data with patients


8x winner

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LED Dental VELscope Vx

Oral pathology detection that can be performed in under two minutes

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