Friday, July 4, 2014

Dental Products Report Innovator Profiles 2014: Pushing Our Industry Forward

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Over the years I have been blessed to see some pretty amazing products come down the "Innovation Pipeline".  Some of them have been "take your breath away" kind of moments while many others have been simple improvements that, while making things better, did not force me to consider calling the publishers of history books.
The bottom line here, however, is that improvements were made and our patients, the bottom-line residual beneficiaries of these improvements, saw these benefits.
What many in our great profession frequently don't realize is that there are dedicated teams of scientists working every day.  Their sole purpose in their job description is to create a shortcut, eliminate  a step, decrease a wait time, something that makes a procedure a little bit faster, a little bit easier, while either not sacrificing or improving quality.
And this is this a goal that can span or affect any aspect of office operations.
Obviously one of the bullet points in my job description here at Dental Products Report is to find those types of products, get my hands on them, and try to beat them to the point of either:
  1. Finding out what makes them tick and then determining whether they are worth the hard earned dollars of my readers.
  2. Breaking them.

Over the years I've found I'm pretty good at step #2.

So it is with great pride that I would like to refer to our DPR Innovator Profiles of 2014.  These are companies that are pushing the envelope and making our profession better by doing so.  I'm proud of the guys and gals who are working at these companies and providing the ideas and devices that make dentistry more predictable and less stressful for both the dental team and our patients.  The page linked above even has a Google Hangout where my buddy and boss Kevin Henry and I discuss innovation.  So take a look and let me know what you think.  I'd love to get your feedback whether it's here on the blog or on the DPR page.

Also, in closing, have a safe and fun 4th of July.  Embrace our freedom and be grateful for those in our armed forces who keep us free.  God bless everyone!

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