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President Barry Feder presenting Dental Trade & Industry Award to Chris Klamet Director of Sales, Nobel Bio Care

2017 Dental Trade & Industry Recognition Award:

Nobel Bio Care

Nobel Biocare is a world leader in the field of innovative implant-based dental restorations – from single-tooth to fully edentulous indications. They offer: Dental Implant systems, Individualized prosthetics and CAD/CAM systems, Treatment planning, Guided surgery solutions, and Biomaterials.

Their goal is to empower dental professionals to give quality of life back to their patients. This philosophy is built on over 60 years of continuous innovation, all stemming from Per-Ingvar Brånemark’s groundbreaking discovery of osseointegration in 1952. Since then, they have helped their customers treat millions of patients.

Nobel Biocare is part of the Danaher Corporation, a global science and technology innovator committed to helping its customers solve complex challenges and improving quality of life around the world. Its family of world class brands have unparalleled leadership positions in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including health care, environmental and industrial. Based in Washington D.C., the company’s globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System (DBS). For more information please visit:

They’re continuously creating meaningful products and solutions, and improving existing ones, so that you can give your patients fully functional and natural-looking results. They invest heavily in research and development, and as a result many of their innovations have become the industry standard.

2016 Dental Trade & Industry Recognition Award:

President Elect Barry Feder and Region 1 Trustee Frank Braun presenting Dental Trade & Industry Award to Dr. Horst-Woulfgang Haase Quintessence

Quintessence Publishing

The Quintessence International Publishing Group provides the latest scientific and clinical information in formats designed to meet the varying needs of the dental community: books, journals, DVD’s, CD-ROMs, and symposia. Dental practitioners, researchers and student all have come to

rely on Quintessence for timely articles, for clearly written and superbly illustrated books, and for symposia by world-renowned experts. As dentist everywhere have come to expect, the Quintessence name represents a commitment to quality that is unsurpassed in the dental publishing world.

Founded in 1949 in Berlin, Germany, the company initially published only German-language journals and books in dentistry. The first English-language journal, Quintessence International, was launched in 1969 shortly before the opening of the US office in Chicago in 1973.

Dr. h.c. Walter Haase led the company in the early years of its development and his son, Dr. med dent h.c. Horst-Woulfgang Haase is still active in the business, working with his son, Christian Haase.

Today the company has publishing houses in 14 countries and licensing partners in another 7 countries. Publication partners oversee the translation of Quintessence books and journals into more than 15 languages. Additionally, Quintessence regularly sponsors continuing education seminars in various parts of the world, ranging from small-scale workshops to large international congresses that attract more than 50,000 participants. Meeting the needs of both the beginning dental student and the experienced practitioner, the company has published 61 professional journals; more than 1,500 book titles; and over 300 videos, DVDs, CD-ROMs, and multimedia programs worldwide by more than 3,000 authors.



2015 Dental Trade & Industry Recognition Award:

President Stockwell presenting Dental Trade & Industry Award to Mr. Andy Molnar, VP Sales, Straumann, North America

 Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Straumann is a global leader in implant, restorative and regenerative dentistry. In collaboration with leading clinics, research institutes and universities, Straumann researches, develops and manufactures dental implants, instruments, prosthetics and tissue regeneration products for use in tooth replacement and restoration solutions or to prevent tooth loss. Straumann currently employs approximately 2400 people worldwide and its products and services are available in more than 70 countries through its broad network of distribution subsidiaries and partners. 


2014 Dental Trade & Industry Recognition Award:

Sirona, develops, manufactures, and markets a complete line of dental produces from handpieces and instruments to a full range of advanced treatment centers, 3D imaging systems, and dental CAD/CAM systems. They also provide training technology and simulation workstations for dental schools.  The Company draws upon global expertise from over 3,200 employees located around the world. Sirona products are widely used by dental practices, clinics, and laboratories in more than 135 countries.


Sirona is the global leader in the development of digital treatment modalities that drive improved workflow and ultimately better patient experiences.

Sirona believes it is crucial to improve dental health globally.  This core value is demonstrated by their support of many children’s healthcare centers with donations of dental chairs and digital 3D x-ray equipment and by partnering with multiple Mission of Mercy (MOM) projects to provide digital x-ray and/or CEREC CAD/CAM equipment and expertise to aid in the treatment of low-income adults who have limited access to dental care. 

2013 Dental Trade & Industry Recognition Award:

Colgate Palmolive

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, that has been creating bright smiles for over 200 years. Colgate sells consumer products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Ajax, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet pet foods. 

As a truly global consumer products company, they are committed to doing business with integrity and respect for all people and for the world.  The foundation of their business strategy is to strive to live by their three fundamental core values—Caring, Global Teamwork and Continuous Improvement in everything they do. 

Shortly after becoming a publicly traded company in 1908 they began their long-term commitment to oral care education with a major instruction program in US schools that featured free toothpaste, brushes and lessons conducted by dental hygienists, they have continued this commitment bringing it to the global community and expanding the program to what today is now one of the most far-reaching, successful children’s oral health initiatives in the world.  The “Bright Smiles, Bright Futures” program partners with governments, schools and communities.  This program has reached over half a billion children and their families across 80 countries with free dental screenings and oral health education. Their goal is to reach 1 billion by 2020.

Colgate has partnered with the American Dental Association’s “Give kids a Smile!” project to provide education along with preventive and restorative care to children from low-income families who do not have access to dental care, as well as supplying toothbrushes and toothpaste to participants nationwide. They are doing the same for low-income adults this year at the first ADA Mission of Mercy “Big Easy Smiles”, a 100 chair free dental clinic that takes place tomorrow. 

Colgate-Palmolive is the founding and principal sponsor of the Global Child Dental Fund, which is carrying out the vision of the World Health Organization to eliminate cavities in children by 2026.  They have also sponsored Operation Smile for over 15 years, an international children’s medical charity providing cleft palate surgeries.

Colgate’s commitment to the dental profession is no less notable, they provide numerous scholarships, grants and awards to students, educators and research fellows. 

2012 Dental Trade & Industry Recognition Award:

Dr. Vincent J. Morgan - Bicon 

Vincent J. Morgan, D.M.D., a 1970 graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, leads the prosthetic team at his private group practice, the Implant Dentistry Centre in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Doctor Morgan is responsible for the development of the Integrated Abutment CrownTM (IAC) – a revolutionary screwless and cementless implant restoration.

After placing his first implants in 1970 and years of implant experience with many different systems, he was part of a group that purchased the Bicon Implant System from Stryker Instruments in 1994. Currently he serves as president of Bicon, LLC 


All Past Recepients


BICON 2012
MCT (Mr. Currette Tech), SOUTH KOREA. 2010
3M COMPANY. 1999