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    Meet the Dental Products Report Top 25 Women in Dentistry for 2017

    Now in its eighth year of recognizing exceptional women in the dental industry, Dental Products Report is thrilled to introduce the Top 25 Women in Dentistry for 2017.

     

    Sigal Jacobson

    Sigal JacobsonCategory: Researcher/educator

    Dr. Sigal Jacobson is a dentist and a lecturer who is proud to also have “inventor” on her resume. She is the creator of the Uveneer system—used by dentists all over the world—and more products currently under development. As a 22-year veteran of the dental industry, Dr. Jacobson has taken it upon herself to invent simple methods and products that aim to make the general dentist’s work more efficient and more predictable, while simultaneously making it easier and more affordable on patients. 

    “Innovation means improving the quality of work and makes the dentist’s life less stressful,” Dr. Jacobson says. “I always have been open to trying new materials and technologies. There is so much to be gained from utilizing the latest and greatest in dental materials and innovations; there is very little reason for us to not take advantage.”

    That openness and adaptability has helped her throughout her journey to success, and she is grateful to her family for instilling a strong sense of passion in her. Dr. Jacobson has been in practice for 22 years across three different continents working as a restorative dentist with a passion for cosmetic dentistry. She has witnessed many developments in all areas of dentistry. 

    “As a restorative dentist, there were many changes that improved the way I worked, including the improvements in adhesive technology, new generations of state-of-the-art composites, bioactive materials and CAD/CAM systems, along with ceramic materials, caries detection devices and more,” Dr. Jacobson shares. “Those improvements enable me preserve the healthy tooth structure and keep the pulp vital, which in my opinion is the most ethically correct treatment approach.”

    For the future, Dr. Jacobson can already see the gears of change turning. The way companies will provide educational information to dentists about new technologies is already changing and those changes can be seen in the decline of the traditional tradeshow in favor on online learning and exploration. She believes the availability of information and the convenience of being able to learn from your own home ultimately leads to more affordability and ease. The use of webinars, dental forums, dental websites and social media are giving dentists the opportunity to interact, communicate across a variety of platforms and share their experiences with one another. 

    “I believe the companies that will endorse these changes and learn how to do it effectively will flourish in this market,” she says. “This is a whole new game that I am excited to see take shape in the not-too-distant future.”

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