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Learn more about our previous Dental Trade and Industry Award recipients...
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 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
SIRONA DENTAL, INC 2014
PREMIER DENTAL PRODUCTS COMPANY. 2011
MCT (Mr. Currette Tech), SOUTH KOREA. 2010
ACTEON COMPANY, FRANCE. 2009
BERNABO LABORATORIES, S.A., ARGENTINA. 2008
SULLIVAN-SCHEIN DENTAL, INC. 2007
DENTSPLY, CANADA. 2006
GC CORPORATION. 2005
SCI CAN COMPANY. 2004
PATTERSON DENTAL SUPPLY COMPANY. 2003
DEGUSSA DENTAL. 2002
ULTRADENT PRODUCTS, INC. 2000
3M COMPANY. 1999
KERR CORPORATION. 1998
ROEMMERS PHARMACEUTICALS. 1996
DURR DENTAL GMBH & Co. 1995
J. MORITA CORPORATION. 1994