Wednesday, July 29, 2015

i-CATTM Honored With Coveted Pride Institute “Best of Class” Technology Award

For the third consecutive year, the i-CATTM FLXTM cone beam 3D system has been honored by the Pride Institute prestigious award program.

Hatfield, PA (July 21, 2015)i-CAT, a brand of the KaVo Kerr Group, is proud to announce that the i-CATTM FLX cone beam 3D imaging system has been recognized in 2015 with the Pride Institute “Best of Class” Technology Award for excellence in its category, third year running. i-CAT FLX, which can benefit both general dentists and specialty dental practices, was differentiated from the competition for its comprehensive treatment tools, as well as being able to control radiation dose and scan size.

The capability of i-CAT FLX for low-dose radiation exposure options is one of the most notable aspects of this multi-faceted 3D cone beam imaging unit. i-CAT FLX allows for control over parameters such as resolution and modality as well as scan size and radiation dose. The updated Tx STUDIOTM software provides even more integrated treatment tools to help dentists deliver the best care. In addition to its already existing capabilities for accurate implant planning, Tx STUDIO 5.4’s new and improved tools include an enhanced abutment design that fits the crown onto the abutment and allows for simulation of pontics and bridges for treatment planning and patient education.

Dr. Lou Shuman, founder of the “Best of Class” Technology Awards program, said, “The advisory panel, which is comprised of leading voices in dental technology, recognized the innovations of the i -CAT FLX comprehensive system, which allows for a full-dentition 3D scan with radiation exposure comparable to a 2D pan when extreme detail is not needed*. In the dental practice, where radiation dose is a great concern, it is apparent that i-CAT
has made low dose a priority. Also, the newly updated Tx STUDIO software tools reflect the company’s insightful response to clinicians’ needs for treatments such as implants and airway analysis.

“The Best of Class Award from Pride Institute is a significant honor,” noted Rick Matty, Director of Marketing for i-CAT. “Team i-CAT takes research and development of low radiation dose and clinically beneficial 3D imaging products very seriously, and this distinctive recognition shows us that we are on the right track. We will continue to listen to the concerns of clinicians in our quest for developing products of excellence.”

“Best of Class” honorees are chosen by a panel comprised of leading voices in dental technology who convene each year to discuss, debate and decide which products merit recognition. The Pride Institute “Best of Class” Technology Award continues unparalleled in its integrity and approach to recognizing excellence in dental innovation.

*Ludlow JB, Walker C. Assessment of phantom dosimetry and image quality of i-CAT FLX cone-beam computed tomography. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2013;144(6):802-817.
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IC-0About i-CAT

Serving the dental industry since 1992, i-CATTM is at the global forefront in the development and manufacturing of the computer-controlled dental and maxillofacial radiography products, and internationally recognized by highly regarded dentists and radiologists as one of the most innovative companies in dental imaging. i-CAT systems offers clinicians enhanced features for highly effective treatment planning and surgical predictability. i-CAT is exclusively distributed by Henry Schein Dental. To learn more, visit

i-CAT is a member of the KaVo Kerr Group. KaVo Kerr Group is a global portfolio of leading dental brands that share common values of Trust, Experience, Choices, Quality and Smart Innovation. Brands include KaVo, Kerr, Kerr Total Care, Pentron, Axis|Sybron Endo, Orascoptic, Pelton & Crane, Marus, Gendex, DEXIS, Instrumentarium, SOREDEX, i-CAT, NOMAD, Implant Direct and Ormco. With over 500 years of combined experience and proven solutions, KaVo Kerr Group uniquely serves 99% of all dental practices. Visit for more information.

About Pride Institute “Best of Class” Technology Award Program
The Pride Institute “Best of Class” Technology awards were launched in 2009 as a new concept to provide an unbiased, non-profit assessment of available technologies in the dental space. Through print and digital media coverage, the “Best of Class” message reaches the community of 150,000 dentists through multiple touch points— in print and online—educating them about the products. Honoree participation in the “Tech Expo” at the American Dental Association’s Annual Meeting offers face-to-face interaction with the companies as well as technology- centered education provided by members of the panel as well as the esteemed consultants of Pride Institute.

This year’s event will be held November 5-10 in Washington, DC.
The panel consists of five dentists with significant knowledge of and experience in dental technology, including
Dr. Shuman; Dr. John Flucke, DDS, writer, speaker, Technology Editor and Chief Dental Editor for Dental Products Report; Paul Feuerstein, DMD, writer, speaker and Technology Editor for Dentistry Today; Marty Jablow, DMD, technology writer and consultant for Dr. Bicuspid; and Parag Kachalia, DDS, Vice-Chair of Preclinical Education, Research

and Technology, University of Pacific School of Dentistry. More information on the Pride Institute can be found at 

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