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A-dec Inspire Named 2016 Best New Product for Women Award by AAWD


November 3, 2016
by Oral Health

For the second year in a row, an A-dec product has demonstrated the company’s recognition for the needs of the woman dentist. A-dec Inspire™ dental furniture has been named the 2016 Best New Product for Women during the 95th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Women Dentists (AAWD) in Denver, Colorado, on October 21-22, 2016.

In May of 2016, A-dec launched A-dec Inspire™ dental furniture, a new line of dental cabinets that inspires peak performance, while creating a beautiful environment for dental teams and patients alike.

Incoming president of AAWD, Karyl Patten, DDS, MPH, JM, states, “One of the challenges that women face in the dental operatory is ergonomics. Men tend to be taller than women…so cabinet height and chair height need to be adjusted accordingly. Once again, A-dec product designers have acknowledged this.”

Current AAWD President Mary Martin, DDS, continues with her appreciation for the “adjustability and the ease of mobility with the operator and assistant trays. The self-closing doors shut quietly supporting a calm environment. In addition to the function, the simplicity of the design would fit any décor.”

Each year, AAWD recognizes new products that are designed to meet the needs of women dentists and/or their female patients. Products introduced in 2016 by AAWD Corporate Members were eligible for the award.  The products were judged on the benefits provided to the female dentist and her practice. During the Annual Meeting, attendees had the opportunity to review the new products and cast their vote.

“We deeply value our longstanding relationship with the AAWD,” says Peggy Fisher

Director of Global Marketing at A-dec. “We are committed to understanding and meeting the needs of women in dentistry through our products, services, and the entire A-dec experience.”


About AAWD
In 1921, during the annual meeting of the American Dental Organization, the Federation of Women Dentists was formed. This organization, now known as the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD), is committed to “advancing, connecting and enriching the lives of women dentists.”  AAWD’s membership is comprised of a diverse group of women at different stages in their careers and working in all areas of dentistry. AAWD connects women of all generations to improve overall health of the people they serve as well as personal life. For 95 years, AAWD has been a trusted resource and voice for women in the dental profession.

About A-dec
A-dec is a Silver Level Corporate Member of AAWD.

As the world’s leading manufacturer of dental chairs, delivery systems, and dental lights, A‑dec provides reliable dental equipment solutions to better the lives of dentists and their patients worldwide.

The 50-acre A‑dec campus in Newberg, Oregon, includes state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and the A‑dec Education Center dedicated to learning and discovery. A‑dec facilities in the United Kingdom, Australia, and China help support an extensive network of authorized dealers in more than 100 countries worldwide.