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Does the dental industry lack innovation?

July 25, 2016
It's been a while since the dental industry has wowed dental professionals with outstanding new products, says Dr. Salierno. Is the industry lacking in innovation? The judges at this year's Best of Class award believes it is.
When was the last time you walked around the exhibit floor of your favorite dental meetings and were blown away? You can probably recall a few significant moments, such as the first time you saw CAD/CAM or CBCT. Sure, major leaps in dental technology can’t happen every year, but hasn’t it been a while since you’ve been really impressed?

This is what the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards are all about. Dr. Lou Shuman’s Cellerant Consulting Group is now the official sponsor; it was formerly with the Pride Institute, still under Dr. Shuman’s watch. These awards are given only to true innovations in the field. The judges have to have a “wow” moment in order to vote.

Dental Economics will feature a special supplement on these awards in its October issue. Aside from a close examination of the winners, we’ll also answer the question I’ve raised in the subject line: Does the dental industry lack innovation? The judges of the Best of Class awards certainly think so. Stay tuned! In the meantime, you can view the recently announced 2016 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award winners.