Best of Class Technology Awards

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Best of Class Technology Awards

Our President, Dr. Lou Shuman contributes to the enhancement and development of Pride's growth in the key areas of strategic relations, emerging technologies, internet strategy, practice management and marketing. As a result, one of our major accomplishments is the creation of Pride Institute's "Best of Class" Technology Awards - an unbiased nonprofit initiative that in conjunction with the leading technology experts in the field, selects annually the most important technologies in the industry. The impact of this initiative has resulted in cooperation of the major journals and the ADA in providing education and presentation of the technologies at the ADA Annual Session, the Greater New York Meeting, and in Dental Products Report, Dentistry Today, Dental Economics and ADA News.

"... the products that are truly class defining, are above and beyond everything else in their respective categories," - Dr. Lou Shuman

The "Best of Class" Technology Awards represent an initiative to inspire new and existing technology companies to improve on an annual basis and to educate those in the dental profession to use technology effectively. 

Congratulations to the 2014 Pride Institute's "Best of Class" Technology Award Winners

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Click Here to read DPR's article online. It describes the award selection process and the opportunity for face-to-face interaction with the “Best of Class” companies at the ADA Annual Session in San Antonio, Oct. 9-11, 2014.


The distinguished selection panel is comprised of leading experts in the dental industry.

  • Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS — President of Pride Institute, Best of Class founder
  • John Flucke, DDS — Writer, speaker and Technology Editor for Dental Products Report
  • Paul Feuerstein, DMD — Writer, speaker and Technology Editor for Dentistry Today
  • Parag Kachalia, DDS — Vice-Chair of Preclinical Education, Research and Technology, University of Pacific School of Dentistry
  • Marty Jablow, DMD — Writer, speaker, and technology consultant and columnist for Dr. BiCuspid

ADA Annual Session in San Antonio, Oct. 9-11, 2014.

Welcome to our lectures, please visit the Pride Institute at booth #4139

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Course 5612
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Social Media Rules of Engagement in 2014
Presenter: Lou Shuman, DMD
Course 5614
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New Marketing Musts: Create the Culture
Presenter: Amy Morgan

Friday, October 10, 2014

Course 6611
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Productivity, Profitability and Peace of Mind
Presenter: Amy Morgan

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Course 7610
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Essential Presentation Skills
Presenter: Amy Morgan
Course 7611
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Social Media Rules of Engagement in 2014
Presenter: Lou Shuman, DMD


 Best of Class Winners 2013


best of class winners 2010

Best of Class Winners 2012


F-Secure Antivirus Software
Gendex Dental Systems | GXS-700 Digital Sensors 
Sesame Communications | Sesame 24-7TM 


Dental R.A.T. LLC | Dental R.A.T. 2.0
Align Technology | iTero Intraoral Scanner
LED Dental Inc. | VELscope Vx
Air Techniques Inc. | Spectra Caries Detection Aid 


Sirona | CEREC with BlueCam
Technology4Medicine | Fotona Lightwalker Laser
DENTSPLY International | NUPRO ® Sensodyne®  Prophy Paste


Carestream Dental | Kodak RVG 6500 System
Curve Dental, Inc. | Curve Hero Imaging
Kerr Corporation | SonicFillTM Composite System
SomnoMed Inc. | SomnoMed MATRx
Orascopic | Freedom Cordless LED Headlight


Best of Class Winners 2011


Security — F-Secure
Digital Radiography — Gendex GXS-700
Camera — Acteon SoproLife
E-communications SEO Website — Sesame Communications 


Perio Probing — Dental R.A.T.
Digital Impressions — Cadent iTero
Caries Detection — Spectra by Air Techniques


CAD-CAM — Sirona CEREC with BlueCam
Illumination — Orascoptic Freedom
Lasers — Technology4Medicine Fotona LightWalker Laser
Pharmaceutical — Dentsply NUPRO Sensodyne 


SomnoMed MATRx
Carestream Dental Kodak RVG 6500 Digital Radiography System
Curve Dental Imaging
Kerr SonicFill
LED Dental VELscope Vx 


Best of Class Winners 2010


Henry Schein Practice Solutions | Dentrix G4
DEXIS Platinum digital sensor
Apteryx imaging software


Tekscan Inc. | T-Scan computerized occlusal analysis system
Aribex | Nomad handheld x-ray
Air Techniques | Spectra caries detection device
Gendex | GXCB-500 HD cone beam system
Sirona Dental Systems | CEREC AC for digital impressions
Sirona Dental Systems | CEREC for CAD/CAM


Discus Dental | NV Laser


Curve Dental | Hero Web-based practice management software
Prodrive upgrade turbine
Milestone Scientific | STA computer-controlled local anesthetic delivery

Best of Class Winners 2009


Henry Schein Practice Solutions | DENTRIX
Henry Schein Practice Solutions | OATS


BioRESEARCH | Biometric Diagnostic Aids
Imaging Services International | i-CAT


Henry Schein Practice Solutions | eServices
Sesame Communications | Sesame 24-7


Cubex | Cubex™
Aribex, Inc. | NOMAD Pro
Novalar | OraVerse
Sirona Dental Systems | CEREC

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