DrBicuspid.com Announces Finalists for 2012 Dental Excellence Awards

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DrBicuspid.com announces finalists for 2012 Dental Excellence Awards; voting ends January 13

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DrBicuspid.com, an online provider of daily news and information for the dental industry, is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2012 Dental Excellence Awards, an annual event recognizing the best and brightest in dental practice, products, and education.

Now in its third year, the Dental Excellence Awards provide a forum for dental professionals to acknowledge the contributions of their peers to the field of dentistry and to acknowledge those products and services they value most. Award candidates are nominated by DrBicuspid.com members and then voted on by DrBicuspid.com members in two subsequent rounds of voting.

To vote in the final round of the 2012 DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards, go to http://www.dentalexcellenceawards.drbicuspid.com. Voting ends at midnight on January 13, 2012.

The 2012 Dental Excellence Award finalists are:

Most Influential Dental Researcher
Rella Christensen, CR Foundation
John Flucke, DDS

Most Effective Dentist Educator
John Kois, Kois Center
Frank Spear, Spear Education

Most Effective Dental Assistant Educator
April Burus, DOCS Education
Shannon Pace-Brinker, Dawson Academy

Most Effective Dental Hygienist Educator
Jo-Anne Jones, VELscope
Rachel Wall, Inspired Hygiene

Best Practice Management Consultant
Bonnie Pugh, Banta Consulting
Kerry Straine, Straine Dental Consulting

Best New Material
BruxZir, Glidewell Laboratories
SonicFill, Kerr

Best New Instrument
2pro Total Access Disposable Prophy Angle, Premier Dental
Midwest RDH Freedom Cordless Handpiece, Dentsply International

Best New Diagnostic Device
CS 9300, Carestream
VELscope Vx (new version), LED Dental

Best New Software
Cerec 4.0, Sirona Dental Systems
i-CAT Precise with TxStudio, Imaging Sciences

Best New Consumer Product
Sonicare AirFloss, Philips
Xylishield gum/mints/mouthwash, Ultradent

Hottest Clinical Procedure
Dental implants
Cone-beam CT

Most Controversial Topic
Botox injections by dentists
Dental therapists/midlevel providers

About DrBicuspid.com

DrBicuspid.com (http://www.drbicuspid.com) is a division of IMV, Ltd. IMV Publishing operates websites targeted at vertical markets within the healthcare industry. DrBicuspid.com offers original feature articles, daily news, and educational information designed for today's dental professional and dental team members. The company's AuntMinnie.com site is the premier online information, transaction, and education site for the medical imaging industry.

Contact:
Kathy Kincade
Editor in Chief
415-908-3855
kkincade(at)drbicuspid(dot)com

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