October 1, 2018
by Cellerant Consulting Group
Cellerant Consulting Group is pleased and excited to introduce the 2018 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award winners. “Once again, we have the distinct honor to recognize innovative companies and products that truly stand apart in the dental industry,” said Dr. Lou Shuman, CEO of Cellerant and founder of the Best of Class Technology Awards. “In so doing, we seek to assist dental professionals in selecting new and existing products that keep their practices on the leading edge.” The Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award Winners for 2018 are:
“We see the pace of innovation accelerating in dentistry which is a shift from our assessment just a few years ago,” said Dr. John Flucke, one of Cellerant’s Chief Development Officers and a Best of Class panel member. In any given year, the Best of Class panel may decline to elect a winner in a category where there is no clear technology leader.
In 2018, there are 11 repeat winners and eight new recipients, two of which have been designated as “Emerging.” “In addition to well-established products that continue to dominate their competitive spaces, we are seeing transformational new technology platforms in this year’s class of winners,” said Dr. Flucke.
The Best of Class Technology Award winners will be showcased at the 2018 ADA Annual Meeting in Honolulu from October 18–22. Dental professionals will have the unique opportunity to experience the Best of Class technologies first-hand at the ADA meeting, as well as hear the panel members lecture on these products at the Digital Future of Dentistry Technology Expo. The expo also features free continuing education taught by the leading experts in technology integration and social media. More information can be found online at ada.org/meeting.
About the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award
Since the inaugural presentation in 2009, the Best of Class Technology Awards have grown to occupy a unique space in dentistry by creating awareness in the community of manufacturers that are driving the discussion as to how practices will operate now and in the future.
The selection process relies on an expert panel of dentists recognized as thought leaders and educators. It includes Dr. Paul Feuerstein, Dr. John Flucke, Dr. Marty Jablow, Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, Dr. Chris Salierno, and Dr. Lou Shuman. Over the course of each year, the panel members seek out and conduct research on potentially practice-changing technologies, with deliberations on nominees and final voting taking 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.
For more information on the Cellerant Best of Class Awards and the 2018 Award Winners, go to cellerantconsulting.com/bestofclass.
About Cellerant Consulting Group
Founded and led by CEO Dr. Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, Cellerant provides strategic dental market insights, clinical expertise, implementation resources and support to accelerate growth for client dental companies. Cellerant services include new concept incubation, clinical product evaluation, product development, continuing education program development and CE sponsorship, strategic branding and marketing, online marketing, lead generation and dental media relations management. As an orthodontist and former owner of a 10-doctor multi-specialty private group practice, Dr. Shuman guides clients to offer products that engage dental customers and provide sustained differentiation. Cellerant operates under a unique model that merges leading voices in clinical product evaluation and strategic partner companies to provide a menu of services from one easily accessible network.
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