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Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award program launches for 2021

July 27, 2021
To learn about the latest practice-changing technologies in dental hygiene, look no further than the inaugural Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award Program.

Cellerant Consulting Group is excited to announce the launch of the inaugural Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award Program. “Since 2009, the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards have identified and acknowledged the top technologies in dentistry,” said Melissa Turner, chief hygiene officer at Cellerant. “We will now expand the program to focus on the dental hygiene community as well.”

“We recognize the importance of this critical and respected community,” said Dr. Lou Shuman, CEO of Cellerant and founder of the Best of Class Technology Awards. “Since adding a hygiene division to Cellerant Consulting two years ago, the interest in dental hygiene products, services, and brands has exploded, with much growth anticipated in the future. We’re proud to have brought together an expert selection panel of dental hygienists recognized as industry leaders from across the country.”

About the Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award

The Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award selection panel consists of nine thought leaders and educators who, over the course of each year, seek out and conduct research on potentially practice-changing technologies. Deliberations on nominees and final voting take 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. This year’s winners will be announced in December 2021.

The Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene panel members include:

● Melissa Turner, BASDH, RDHEP, EFDA—Chief hygiene officer for Cellerant Consulting; editorial advisory board for RDH magazine; cofounder of National Mobile & Teledentistry Conference; cofounder of the Denobi Awards; founder of I Heart Dentistry Network; cohost of Dentistry Gone Wild; and cocreator of Oral Health United.

● Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, RDH, FACP—Chief development officer for Cellerant Consulting; editor-in-chief for Dental Economics; editorial director for Dental Academy of Continuing Education; and associate clinical professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

● Andrew Johnston, BSBM, RDH—Director of hygiene for Coast Dental; and cohost of A Tale of Two Hygienists.

● Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH—Host of Your Dental Top 5; editorial advisory board for RDH magazine; industry educator for DentalPost; and certified educator for the OSAP-DALE Foundation.

● Brooke Crouch, RDH—Vice president or American Mobile & Teledentistry Alliance; clinical advisory board chair or Virginia Health Catalyst; and Oral Health Action Team Chair for United Way of Roanoke Valley.

● Kristin Goodfellow, BA, RDH—Clinical director, OraCare Oral Rinse; 2013 recipient of Proctor & Gamble’s Excellence in Patient Communication Award; featured author for Dental Products Report and RDH magazine.

● Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH—Cohost of A Tale of Two Hygienists; client success manager for MouthWatch; cofounder of LevelUp Infection Prevention; and editorial advisory board for Dental Economics.

● Nancy Miller, BA, RDH—Founder, UltraConcepts; clinical advisor at Jameson Management; and adjunct faculty and clinical instructor at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. 

● Sarah Crow, RDH—President-elect of ADHA Massachusetts; cofounder of MDHA Mentor Liaison Team; recipient of Massachusetts Dental Society Hygienist of the Year; recipient of Middlesex Community College Member of the Year; and feature writer for ADHA Access magazine.

For more information on the Cellerant Best of Class Awards and winners, visit