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Sirona honored with tech awards

Oct. 20, 2010
CEREC CAD/CAM and CEREC AC CAD/CAM systems honored with Pride Institute Best of Class technology awards.
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina--Sirona Dental Systems, a pioneer in digital dentistry 25 years ago and producer of dental CAD/CAM systems, has been honored by the Pride Institute with two Best of Class awards .The awards honored the CEREC CAD/CAM system and CEREC AC CAD/CAM system, powered by Sirona’s patented Bluecam technology.A panel of dental technology experts organized by the Pride Institute placed Sirona’s CEREC and CEREC AC technologies on the list of winners in its best “diagnostic” technologies category. Specifically, the Pride Institute panel of clinicians concluded that Sirona’s CEREC CAD/CAM restoration system trumps others for CAD/CAM restorations. Additionally, Sirona’s CEREC AC acquisition center has been granted the Best of Class award in Pride’s diagnostic category for outstanding digital impressions. For 25 years, CEREC milling units have allowed dental professionals to create dental restorations with textbook speed and precision. CEREC systems are available with a range of materials and indications, and users are continually provided software updates as the technology evolves. Moreover, the CEREC AC CAD/CAM system is differentiated by Sirona’s patented Bluecam handheld acquisition camera, which uses a highly visible blue LED (light-emitting diode) to capture precise digital impressions. “We are pleased that Pride’s panel of leading dental technology experts has recognized Sirona as the leading innovator and manufacturer of chairside dental CAD/CAM and digital impressions,” remarked Roddy MacLeod, vice president of CAD/CAM for Sirona. “We recently celebrated 25 years of CAD/CAM excellence, and our top goal over the past 25 years has been to provide accessible CAD/CAM for everyone. We’re extremely satisfied that, in addition to making CAD/CAM a reality for an increasing number of dentists, our CEREC systems are recognized as outstanding for superior chairside restorations and best-in-class digital impressions.” The 13 winning companies and their products were chosen through an unbiased, rigorous assessment selection process in conjunction with a panel of technology experts. Selected by majority vote, the Institute’s Best of Class products represent those that are outstanding within their specific categories. The winning technologies are divided into four categories: foundational, diagnostic, therapeutic, and emerging.The Pride Institute Best of Class Technology awards were launched in 2009 as a new concept to provide an unbiased, nonprofit assessment of available technologies in the dental arena. Winners of the award are invited to participate in a Tech Expo event that is showcased at the American Dental Association’s annual meeting. Moreover, the reputability of this award has already garnered the attention of numerous journals that highlight and feature the winning technologies in several leading dental publications, including Dental Economics® and others. For more information, call a local Patterson branch at (800) 873-7683, or visit read more about Sirona, go to Sirona.To comment on this topic, go to