Industry-Wide Awards Program Launches with Gala

A new industry-wide dental awards program has launched with the inaugural red carpet gala that took place on March 6, 2021 in Orlando, Florida.

The Denobi Awards, the premier celebration recognizing and honoring excellence in dentistry, is focused on celebrating the diverse individuals who’ve made outstanding contributions to the industry clinicians, educators, brand leaders, influencers, advocates, business owners, leading experts and others.

Nominations were accepted through January 20 before a shortlist of finalists was announced. The gala and ceremony took place on the closing night of the National Mobile & Teledentistry Conference in Orlando, Fl.

During the ceremony, ten industry-wide winners were announced from multiple categories, culminating in the final presentation of the Denobi’s highest award honoring an individual or company whose leadership and ongoing contributions have dramatically impacted the dental profession. This year that award was given to Dr. Lou Shuman, CEO of Cellerant Consulting Group and going forward will be named in his honor, the “Dr. Lou Shuman Denobi Pinnacle Achievement Award.”

“While other awards programs emphasize new technology or are geared toward specific clinical roles, The Denobi Awards are unique in that they span the entire industry,” said Sonya Dunbar, Co-founder.

“The dental industry has been through a lot over the last several years,” remarked Melissa Turner, Co-founder. “It’s time to come together and celebrate the incredible people who make dentistry what it is today!”

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