Thursday, June 13, 2019

Ultradent’s VALO™ Curing Light and Gemini™ 810 + 980 Diode LaserWin 2019 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards

 


About 20 years ago I was approached by a friend, Dr. Lou Shuman, who at that time was president of the Pride Institute.  A huge percentage of Pride clients were asking their consultants to help them evaluate and determine the best high tech tools to invest in.  These practices understood the direction the profession was going in.  They wanted to ride the high tech wave into the land of efficiency and higher profitability, but they also wanted to be sure they were investing their resources in the right directions *and* the right vendors.  They were asking Pride to help provide guidance for this journey.

Lou reached out to me with a terrific idea.  He envisioned putting a panel of dentistry’s preeminent tech leaders together and having them discuss and vote on what they considered to be the “Best of Class”.  That way doctors could have access to an unbiased panel of experts who would provide a yearly update on their opinions of what tech was truly the best, most innovative, and most game changing for the practice looking for leading edge products and techniques.

Since the group’s inception all those years ago, we have spent countless hours researching the best options our profession has to choose from.  This is a job that we take very seriously and we work incredibly hard to create the and cull the list that becomes the “Best of Class” awards for each calendar year.  Now that the winners for 2019 have been announced, you’ll be seeing lots of information about the winning products and the braintrusts that form the companies behind those products.  As a Cellerant member, this is my favorite time of year.

Many companies manage to put one product into the list on occasion, but it is the best of the best that manage to get 2 products there.  It’s even MORE rare for that to happen more than one year in a row. That’s why I’m so impressed with the success of Ultradent.Their VALO curing light is truly the best of the best (a many multi-year winner) and their Gemini Laser has one 2 years in a row.  Read on for information on these amazing devices and then call your Ultradent rep and order them!  These are truly game changers for your practice!


Ultradent Products, Inc., is pleased to announce that the Gemini  810 + 980 diode laser and the VALO curing light family—which includes the VALO and VALO Grand corded and cordless curing lights—have been selected as 2019 winners of the Cellerant “Best of Class” Technology Award. This is the VALO curing light’s sixth win and the Gemini laser’s third win. Now in its 11th year, the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award recognizes manufacturers and service providers for their innovations and is one of the most prestigious dental industry honors.

“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.”

Of the Best of Class Honors, Ultradent’s global brand manager of equipment, Oliver Brown, said, “The VALO curing light family (VALO and VALO Grand) continues to be a wonderful culmination of brilliant clinical direction that has led to unsurpassed durability and incredible engineering, all in a sleek design. The precision that goes into every aspect of each VALO curing light is proof of the quality and care we strive to provide for our customers with products made for dentists by dentists. The Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser is another product that demonstrates our continued commitment to cutting edge innovation in the products we sell. We’re very grateful for the praise and recognition for both products from the highly respected Best of Class voters and the amazing Cellerant Consultant Group. It is truly an honor.”

Each year, Best of Class winners are chosen by a panel comprised of leading voices in dental technology who come together to discuss, debate, and decide which products merit recognition. “If there isn’t a clear winner in a category, then we don’t select one,” said Chris Salierno, DDS, Cellerant Best of Class panel member. “This award is about letting the public know when a company has raised the bar.” John Flucke, DDS, another Cellerant panel member added, “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. I’m honored to be able to help my peers with the decision-making process and help them wade through a 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 the industry: Paul Feurstein, DMD, technology editor for Dentistry Today, John Flucke, DDS, technology editor for Dental Products Report, Marty Jablow, DMD, known as American’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, BAGS, founder and creator of the Best of Class Technology Award.

About Ultradent Products, Inc.

Ultradent Products, Inc., is a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, devices, and instruments. Founded in 1978 as a family-owned company, Ultradent’s vision remains to continue to improve oral health globally by creating better dental products that set new industry standards. Ultradent also aims to improve quality of live and the health of individuals through financial and charitable programs.

About The Cellerant “Best of Class” Technology Awards

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.

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 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.
Press Contact for Cellerant
Lauren Burns Krzyzostaniak
Executive Consultant
Cellerant Consulting Group
Phone: 800.884.5707x107
lauren@cellerantconsulting.com
www.cellerantconsulting.com

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