The AAO announced the winners of its inaugural AAO New Products Showcase Awards with DM Insights from Dental Monitoring taking Best in Show.
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) announced the winners of the inaugural AAO New Products Showcase Awards.
Of 17 entries, DM Insights from Dental Monitoring was named Best in Show, Spark Aligner’s Integrated Hooks from Ormco placed second, and the Slate Electric Flosser from Slate Dental placed third.
The New Products Showcase Award competition took place at AAO’s Annual Session in Chicago and was open to all exhibitors. Orthodontist attendees at Annual Session selected the winners by voting onsite for their favorite new product entry.
The New Products Showcase Award competition was created to offer exposure to new products or services launched since May 2022 and is part of an ongoing effort to support innovation among industry suppliers.
All orthodontists at the 2023 Annual Session were eligible to vote in the competition, and many were eager to cast votes for their top picks from the 17 New Products Showcase Award entries, according to the AAO. The AAO Committee on Technology chair, Neal Kravitz DMD, MS, announced the winners on April 24 in the Innovation Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall.
“The AAO Committee on Technology is thrilled with the positive feedback received about the first-ever New Products Showcase Award competition from exhibitors and attendees alike,” said Kravitz. “It’s exciting to see so much innovation in the specialty. Congratulations to this year’s winners.”
- Best in Show – DM Insights from DentalMonitoring: DM Insights delivers practice data and analytics to clinicians allowing them to refine workflows, compare appliance performance, benchmark practice performance, and create operational efficiency.
- 2nd Place – Spark Aligner’s Integrated Hooks from ORMCO: An innovative alternative to current hook or button cutouts when elastics are needed. Durable throughout entire treatment, even with the use of extra heavy-weight elastics.
- 3rd Place – The Slate Electric Flosser from Slate Dental: Flossing with braces has never been this simple. The Slate Flosser’s slim flosser arm slides easily under the braces wire and between the brackets.
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