Sirona,a dental technology company, has announced that the CEREC AC and the SIROLaser Advance have been awarded the 2009 GOOD DESIGN Award for excellent product concept and appearance.
The two products were designed by collaboration between Sirona and the Germany-based Puls Design. The GOOD DESIGN AWARD is awarded by the Chicago Athenaeum--the Museum of Architecture and Design--together with the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
The CEREC AC digital impression unit features precision, speed and ease of use in dental CAD/CAM technology. With the AC, a dentist can choose to create the restoration chairside with a CEREC milling unit or send a digital model to the laboratory for offsite production.
The SIROLaser Advance dental soft-tissue laser combines laser technology with portability, ergonomics, and user-friendliness. The color touchscreen, clearly structured menus and self-explanatory interface provide the basis for operation. The SIROLaser Advance enables clinicians to perform a multitude of soft-tissue applications.
Other Sirona products that recently won design awards include:
* The TENEO treatment center won the "iF gold award" in 2009 for outstanding design
* The MultiMotion headrest won the iF product design award in 2008
* The GALILEOS 3D X-ray system won the iF product design award in 2008
* The PerioScan ultrasonic scaler was selected by the the French dental industry federation as the "innovation of the year"
* CEREC MC XL (2007), SIROPure handpiece range (2006) and InEos scanner (2005) won prestigious red dot design awards.
For 2009 a record number of submissions were received by the Chicago Athenaeum. A total of 500 awards were given by a New York jury, representing the work of thousands of designers and industry leaders producing the finest accomplishment in design and manufacturing from 35 nations.
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