INDIANAPOLIS, July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AMD LASERS, a global leader in dental lasers and dental laser education, announced recent wins again as the "number one" choice of dentists for dental lasers. Now in its eighth year, the Cellerant "Best of Class" Technology Award (formerly the Pride "Best of Class" Technology Award) continues to lead the profession's evolving conversation about dental technology through its recognition and education around excellence in dental innovation. In 2016, Picasso Plus, Picasso Lite Plus and LiteTouch dental lasers from AMD LASERS is one of those celebrated as "Best of Class." In addition the LiteTouch was awarded the international Red Dot award for design. The announcement was made public in several publications: Dentistry Today, Dental Economics, Pennwell Product Navigator Newsletter, Dentistry IQ website, Inside Dentistry, The Progressive Dentist, Dental Economics, Orthodontic Practice US, Implant Practice US, Endodontic Practice US, Dental Sleep Practice, ADA NEWS, APEX360, Oral Health Canada, Oral Health Office Canada, Modern Dental Network Online properties, and the Cellerant Social Media and Website.
"To be honored as 'Best of Class' is a sign that a product has revolutionized, simplified or advanced its category in a distinctive way," said Dr. Lou Shuman, "Best of Class" founder. "Our foundation for success in bringing attention to these products remains a simple: technology leadership in dentistry, unbiased, a rigorous and transparent selection process, and not for profit."
"One of the things I appreciate most about being part of the 'Best of Class' process is that it represents more than just a thought exercise on what technology should do or what seems cool. We are all dentists still active in clinical practice," said panelist Dr. Marty Jablow. "When we decide that a product should be honored, it is because we see the value it brings to dentists and patients in a real-world context, and that matters to the dental professionals who use lists such as this one in their research and purchasing decisions."
The panel consists of five dentists with significant knowledge of and experience in dental technology, including Dr. Shuman; Dr. Flucke, writer, speaker, and Technology Editor for Dental Products Report; Paul Feuerstein, DMD, writer, speaker and Technology Editor for Dentistry Today; Marty Jablow, DMD, technology writer and consultant for Dr. BiCuspid; and Parag Kachalia, DDS, Vice-Chair of Preclinical Education, Research and Technology, University of Pacific School of Dentistry.
With the help of the jury of experts, the internationally organized competition "Red Dot Award: Product Design" appraises the best products of the year. Manufacturers and designers from all over the world submit originals of their latest products in the hope of being awarded the sought-after distinction "Red Dot" this year LiteTouch all-tissue dental laser is awarded the Red Dot.
Alan Miller, Founder and CEO of AMD LASERS, expressed the company's appreciation for awards. "We are truly honored to have our products recognized year after year as the best! I always have believed that people want products designed with passion that is beautiful both functionally and esthetically. Worldwide dentists and patients love Picasso and LiteTouch dental lasers. I am so proud of the entire AMD LASERS' team of professionals in giving our customers the client-oriented culture of kindness and respect they deserve. This recognition is very special as it solidifies Picasso dental lasers leadership position. I am so proud of our products and the amazing people at AMD LASERS and grateful of the dentists who have supported us every step of the way. We take pride in providing great products, comprehensive education and world-class customer service that dentists can feel good endorsing to their peers. As other dental laser companies come and go and others try to launch or re-launch their lasers, AMD LASERS Picasso dental laser continue to set the benchmark in quality, value, and reliability. Picasso dental lasers are number one for a reason – we combine world-class dental lasers with our world-class service. The cool culture at AMD LASERS keeps dentists coming back year after year. They want the confidence in making the right dental laser purchase and this means AMD LASERS. We are thankful to the dental community for supporting us year after year. Picasso dental lasers may have won the award but the true winners are the doctors and patients," added Miller.
This most recent award joins a growing list of industry honors earned by AMD LASERS including DentalTowns 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Townie Choice, OrthoTowns' Choice 2013, 2014, 2015 Dentistry Today's "Top 100 Products" for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Dental Products Report's "Top 100" for 2010 and 2011, Dental Products Report's "Editor's Choice" for 2010 and 2011, Dental Product Shopper Magazine's "Best Product" for 2009 and 2010, the Dental Advisor's "Editor's Choice Award" for 2009 and 2010, Dental Compare's Top 10 products for 2013, and a four-star rating by Reality Publishing in 2010 and the prestigious MIRA Award. AMD LASERS, Picasso and LiteTouch dental lasers have also been recognized by non-dental associations for innovation, design, technology, and company growth.
To learn more about Picasso laser technology, please visit www.amdlasers.com.
About AMD LASERS
AMD LASERS is a medical device company that develops, manufactures, markets and sells dental laser systems for dental professionals worldwide. It offers two categories of laser system products: LiteTouch (all-tissue) systems and Picasso (soft tissue) systems. Its brand, LiteTouch uses a combination of laser energy and water spray to perform procedures typically performed by using drills such as cavity preparation. It also offers its Picasso Plus and Picasso Lite Plus dental laser systems to perform soft tissue surgery, periodontal treatment, peri-implantitus treatment and cosmetic procedures, including teeth whitening. Both lasers use disposable laser tips of differing sizes and shapes depending on the procedures being performed.
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