BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – October 17, 2016 – The 2016 Golden Hands Award of Xcellence will be presented to Ultradent on Friday, October 21, 2016, in Denver, Colorado, at the American Dental Association Annual Conference. The award will be presented at Ultradent Exhibit Booth #1837 at 12:00pm.
The Golden Hands Award of Xcellence for Ethics and Truth in Advertising has been hailed as the “prestigious top national honor for ethics and truth in advertising” by the most-circulated dental magazines.
The award is presented annually on behalf of the dental community, to a company that in the opinion of the profession, exhibits Dentistry’s most noble ideals: Ethical Conduct Truth in Advertising, Placement of Public Health before Profits, Dependable Products and Services Knowledgeable Professionals and Excellent Customer Service.
The recipient of the Golden Hands Award was chosen utilizing the aforementioned criteria through a multi-step process: Over 3,000 companies were evaluated. Nominees were presented by a number of prominent dental professionals involved in dental education and/or product research. Dentists across the United States subsequently registered and voted for the winner.
Costing thousands of dollars to design and manufacture, the Golden Hands Award of Xcellence has the distinction of being the most elaborate award in Dentistry. Conceptualized by Amir H. Motamed, D.D.S., the sculpture has been designed and made by commissioned artist and master craftsman, Donjo. Using the lost-wax process, the sculpture is made of casted Bronze over Italian Marble base. The hands are patina. The logo is casted bronze, then polished and enamelized with automobile paint. The sculpture stands 16 inches tall and weighs 19 pounds. The sculpture highlights the caring “Golden Hands of Dentistry” caressing the colored triangles of the profession: Dental Education, Dental Professionals, Dental Organizations and the Dental Industry - all pointing to a common core.