The award recognizes “visionary treatment concepts and outstanding achievements” by women in dentistry. 

Dentsply Sirona is now accepting applicants for its second Smart Integration Award. As the company puts it, the award recognizes “visionary treatment concepts and outstanding achievements by women in dentistry and creates a platform for an international network of talented female dental experts.” 

This year, for the first time, female dental technicians are also invited to apply with their ideas for collaboration between the practice and the dental lab. 

Applications are due by June 28, 2021. A jury of Dentsply Sirona executives and external experts will evaluate the entires. The award ceremony is scheduled for the end of the year. 

The Smart Integration Award honors creative ideas and successful treatment concepts of female dental experts. According to the company, these include, for example, ideas on how to improve the treatment experience for patients during diagnosis and therapy or on how optimally networked and efficient workflows could look in the practices and dental labs of tomorrow. 

“With the Smart Integration Award, we want to integrate the expertise and visions of female dental experts even more strongly into product development,” said Susanne Schmidinger, director global brand marketing enabling devices at Dentsply Sirona Digital Solutions Marketing. “In many countries, today, over 50% of students at dental faculties are women, with a rising tendency. It is important to enter into dialogue with female dentists and especially with young dental professionals. Their creative potential will significantly influence the future of dentistry. Dental experts who embrace change and progress are invaluable partners in helping us to develop future innovations that serve the needs of practitioners in every detail.”