A Class Above: Presenting the 2023 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards

Dental Products ReportDental Products Report September 2023
Volume 57
Issue 8

Take a look at the 17 dental products and technology named as winners of the 2023 Cellerant Best of Class Technology award.

September 1, 2023

CS 9600 from Carestream Dental

5 Times winner of the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award
Carestream CS 9600 CBCT system | Image Credit: © Carestream Dental

CS 9600

The CS 9600 features breakthrough innovations such as its artificial intelligence (AI)-powered positioning, video cameras, and Live Positioning Assistant to help enable users to produce high-quality images.

Carestream Dental

800-944-6365 | carestreamdental.com

Carestream Dental’s Description

“The 5-in-1 CBCT scanner with extraordinary precision.”

What the Expert Says

"The Swiss Army Knife of diagnostic capabilities.” – Paul Feuerstein, DMD

What the Data Say

26% of dental practices currently have CBCT systems.

More About the CS 9600

5Ws* Carestream Dental's CS 9600

Technology Insights: CS 9600 from Carestream Dental

BOC Winners in Practice: Carestream Dental's CS 9600

Bringing dentists into the future of digital imaging

2023 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards

September 1, 2023

ChairsideCAD from exocad

5 Times winner of the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award
ChairsideCAD from exocad | Image Credit: © exocad


Derived from the renowned DentalCAD platform for dental labs, ChairsideCAD includes dentalshare, a robust, open collaboration tool for doctors and labs. Data, libraries, and services are easily integrated, helping practices expand use of intraoral scanning.


855-396-4223 | exocad.com

exocad’s Description

“Single-visit restorations made easy.”

What the Experts Say

"Suffice it to say that if you want to do digital design in your office…exocad is a program that will make everything easier for you.” – John Flucke, DDS

What the Data Say

13% of dentists say patients expect a dental practice to be using chairside CAD/CAM solutions.

More About ChairsideCAD

ChairsideCAD 3.1 Rijeka CAD Software Filled with New Features

exocad Adds xSNAP Add-On Module to for DentalCAD 3.1 Rijeka for Mandibular Simulation

How to Use Medit, exocad to Produce IPS e.max Crowns In-House for a Single-Visit Workflow

September 1, 2023

MiniBio Auto-Reader from Terragene

2 Times winner of the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award
MiniBio Auto-Reader from Terragene | Image Credit: © Terragene

MiniBio Auto-Reader

Designed for the incubation and automatic readout of self-contained biological indicators, the MiniBio Auto-Reader can help a practice ensure sterilization equipment is working properly with results in as little as 20 minutes.


844-837-7243 | terragene.com

Terragene’s Description

“For incubation and readout of Rapid, Super Rapid or Ultra Rapid Biological Indicators.”

What the Experts Say

“It is so simple and it is so easy to use that I can’t imagine why anybody would be mailing spore tests away anymore.” – John Flucke, DDS

What the Data Say

37% of dental professionals say infection control technology can impress patients and drive word-of-mouth referrals.

More About the MiniBio Auto-Reader

Outside-the-box sterilization monitoring

September 1, 2023

Nova from Bien-Air

2 Times winner of the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award
Nova from Bien-Air | Image Credit: © Bien-Air


Bien-Air’s Nova is designed to overcome the challenges of a traditional handpiece. The small head and slim handle enhance field of vision. With the Accu-Spray Quattro Mix system, it focuses 4 asymmetrical air/water sprays on the end of the bur with laser precision. Its stainless steel construction with PVD coating—4 times more resistant to shocks— and PVD coated chuck—doubling the handpiece life—makes it the lightest handpiece in the company’s range.


800-433-BIEN | dental.bienair.com

Bien-Air's Description

“Better visibility, improved accessibility.”

What the Experts Say

“All of that innovation fits into the smallest handpiece head on the market.” – Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD

What the Data Say

24% of dentists say return on investment and reliability are the key factors when considering a new technology.

More About Nova

5Ws* Nova Handpiece

Up Next: A Small Handpiece With Big Capabilities

Designing a Handpiece to Eliminate Old Challenges

Electric Handpiece Hang-ups Are Handled

Product Test Drive Video: Bien-Air Nova Handpiece

September 1, 2023

PreXion 3D Excelsior

3 Times winner of the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award
PreXion 3D Excelsior | Image Credit: © PreXion

PreXion 3D Excelsior

Designed to provide images with optimal diagnostic clarity, the 3D Excelsior PRO CBCT system is suited for use with implants, endodontics, periodontics, impacted teeth, airway analysis, and more.


650-212-0300 | prexion.com

PreXion’s Description

“The PreXion 3D Excelsior CBCT Scan machine is the evolution of our original flagship product designed for dentists who demand the highest diagnostic clarity and detail.”

What the Experts Say

"It provides that superior image quality, along with the software to make your implant planning easier.”– Marty Jablow, DMD

What the Data Say

28% of dental professionals strongly believe CBCT systems can provide a solid return on investment.

More About PreXion 3D Excelsior

Test Drive: Amazing Imaging for Your Diagnostic Needs

How to acquire clear, concise images with the Excelsior Pro

September 1, 2023

SprintRay Ceramic Crown

SprintRay Ceramic Crown | Image Credit: © Sprintay

SprintRay Ceramic Crown

This 3D printing ecosystem is designed to equip dental professionals with the hardware, software, materials, and technical support for efficient chairside crown fabrication.



SprintRay’s Description

"Introducing a smarter way to deliver chairside ceramic crowns.”

What the Experts Say

"This is a product for today, and surely for the future.” – Paul Feuerstein, DMD

What the Data Say

24% of dental practices plan to purchase a 3D printer in the next 12 months.

More About SprintRay Ceramic Crown

5Ws* SprintRay Crown

SprintRay Introduces Ceramic Crown 3D Printing Ecosystem

September 1, 2023

TRIOS 5 from 3Shape

11 Times winner of the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award
TRIOS 5 from 3Shape | Image Credit: © 3Shape


The TRIOS 5 Wireless intraoral scanner is smoother and faster with its new ScanAssist intelligent alignment technology, which helps deliver the highest standard in imaging performance.


888-374-2734 | 3shape.com

3Shape’s Description

"The intraoral scanner designed for an effortless scanning experience, next-level ergonomics, and improved hygiene.”

What the Experts Say

"It’s the Ferrari or Lamborghini of scanning. Quick, accurate, it just does the job.” – Marty Jablow, DMD

What the Data Say

43% of dentists say an intraoral scanner can provide a strong return on investment.

More About TRIOS 5

5Ws* TRIOS 5 Wireless Intraoral Scanner

3Shape’s New TRIOS 5 Wireless Intraoral Scanner Small, Light and Well-Balanced

September 1, 2023

RE-GEN™ Universal Adhesive from Vista Apex

2 Times winner of the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award
RE-GEN™ Universal Adhesive from Vista Apex | Image Credit: © Vista Apex

RE-GEN™ Universal Adhesive

RE-GEN Universal Adhesive is a bioactive universal dental adhesive. By employing Bioglass as an active ingredient, it helps form a hydroxyapatite-like surface layer after being in contact with the tooth and biological fluids to promote a regenerative process and a stable, long-term restoration.

Vista Apex

877-418-4782 | vistaapex.com

Vista Apex’s Description

"The Power of Attraction, Creating Bio-Regenerative Restorations.”

What the Experts Say

"This is the beginning of bioactivity in dentistry, and it is going to be incredible.” – John Flucke, DDS

What the Data Say

45% of dentists say bioactivity is a very important property to have in new dental materials.

More About RE-GEN™ Universal Adhesive

RE-GEN Is the Next Generation of Bioactive Restorative Materials

Solve my Problem: Don’t let your bond be a barrier to bio-activity

Bioactivity Really Does Matter in Dental Materials

September 1, 2023


5 Times winner of the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award
Yapi | Image Credit: © Yapi


Yapi is designed to make dental patients and dental teams happy, automatically. It offers conveniences such as digital dental forms, online scheduling, and simple two-way texting, and it integrates with most common practice management applications.


949-535-1059 | yapiapp.com

Yapi’s Description

“Automate busywork, delight patients.”

What the Experts Say

"It gives patients and dentists that high-tech experience that they’re looking for.” – Marty Jablow, DMD

What the Data Say

47% of dental practices use at least 1 digital patient communication solution.

More About Yapi


BOC Winners in Practice: YAPI

Technology Insights: YAPI

September 1, 2023

Amplify from Simplifeye

5 Times winner of the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award
Amplify from Simplifeye | Image Credit: © Simplifeye


Amplify’s team engages website visitors within seconds. It can schedule directly into the practice management system or securely share a patient’s contact information, insurance details, and reason for the visit with the practice.


678-971-0982 | simplifeye.co

Simplifeye's Description

"The premier concierge experience your patients deserve.”

What the Experts Say

"Amplify leads the way in online chat and customer service, driving patient satisfaction and new patient conversion.” – Lou Shuman, DMD

What the Data Say

18% of dentists believe patients expect a practice to use digital communication technologies.

More About Simplifeye

5Ws* Simplifeye’s Amplify

Technology Insights: Amplify chat software from Simplifeye

BOC Winners in Practice: Simplifeye’s Amplify

September 1, 2023

Guided Biofilm Therapy® from EMS Dental

5 Times winner of the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award
Guided Biofilm Therapy®  from EMS Dental | Image Credit: © EMS Dental

Guided Biofilm Therapy®

An evidence-based hygiene prophylaxis protocol based around the management of biofilm using EMS Dental’s AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master system, Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) can replace a traditional cleaning and polishing.

EMS Dental


EMS Dental’s Description

"A Game Changer for Better Oral Prophylaxis.”

What the Experts Say

"This has empowered and inspired dental hygienists to provide the highest level of care possible.” – Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD

What the Data Say

62% of dentists say they need to see research or a hands-on demo before investing in a new technology.

More About Guided Biofilm Therapy

Training the Next Generation of Biofilm Warriors

EMS Dental and Coastal Carolina Community College Partner to Educate on Biofilm Removal

Worldwide webinar to address the Revolution in Prevention and Prophylaxis

September 1, 2023

QASi™ particles from Nobio

4 Times winner of the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award
Nobio logo | Image Credit: © Nobio

QASi™ particles

A breakthrough in antimicrobial technology, Nobio’s quaternary ammonium silica (QASi) particles can be incorporated into dental materials and appliances to provide sustained protection from bacteria and microbes.



Nobio’s Description

"Non-leaching, non-soluble, long-lasting protection.”

What the Experts Say

"A true breakthrough anti-microbial technology that inhibits bacterial and biofilm growth, effectively addressing the key oral health challenge.” – Lou Shuman, DMD

What the Data Say

64% of dental professionals are using some kind of bioactive or antimicrobial dental material.

More About QASi™ particles

2023 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, Interview with Nate Lawson, DMD, PhD

How antimicrobial nanotechnology is set to empower composites

A composite technology to prevent secondary caries

September 1, 2023

Retraction Paste from VOCO

Retraction Paste from VOCO

Retraction Paste

VOCO Retraction Paste is an astringent paste with aluminum chloride designed to widen and dry the gingival sulcus, creating ideal conditions for accurate impressions. It features a custom-engineered capsule with a flexible plastic tip for precise material application.


888-658-2584 | voco.dental

VOCO’s Description

"The cord in the capsule!”

What the Experts Say

"It works quickly. It’s easy to apply. They have really thought this through, and they’ve hit it out of the park with this retraction paste.” – John Flucke, DDS

What the Data Say

40% of dentists say ease of use is very important when considering a new material.

More About Retraction Paste

5Ws* VOCO Retraction Paste

Creating the Ideal Gingival Area for Preparations

5Ws* Video - VOCO Retraction Paste

Blood, Time, and Money – Stop the Hemorrhaging

Hemostasis and Retraction: Tackling This Age-Old Challenge Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

Catapult Vote of Confidence Video Product Review – VOCO Retraction Paste

Retraction Paste Offers Simple Application and Effective Hemostasis

September 1, 2023

DGSHAPE DWX-42W Plus from Roland DGA’s DGSHAPE

DGSHAPE DWX-42W Plus from Roland DGA’s DGSHAPE | Image Credit: © Roland DGA’s DGSHAPE


The DWX-42W Plus wet mill is said to offer enhanced milling speed, better accuracy, and better quality through its enhanced capabilities and the intelligent MillBox DGSHAPE Edition CAM Software that is designed specifically with wet mills in mind.

Roland DGA

800-542-2307 | dgshapeamerica.com/dentist

Roland DGA’s DGSHAPE’s Description

"Intelligent Machine. Effortless Production. Superior Results.”

What the Experts Say

"The quality, the speed, the efficiency, and the reliability of this thing is
just second to none.” – John Flucke, DDS

What the Data Say

24% of dentists believe chairside CAD/CAM can provide a strong return on investment.

More About DGSHAPE DWX-42W Plus

Dental Product Insights: The Possibilities of Open Chairside Milling

Up Next: Roland DGA’s Chairside Milling Solution

Chairside Milling Opens New Possibilities for Dental Practices

September 1, 2023

DTX Studio Clinic from DEXIS

3 Times winner of the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award
DTX Studio Clinic from DEXIS | Image Credit: © DEXIS

DTX Studio Clinic

DTX Studio Clinic is the ultimate dental imaging software that keeps all 2D and 3D imaging data together and features AI image-organization capabilities. The platform is designed to simplify interaction with scans and images to keep appointments focused on the patient.


888-883-3947 dexis.com

DEXIS’ Description

“Operated by humans. Powered by AI.”

What the Experts Say

“DTX Studio Clinic provides outstanding imaging software, focusing on diagnostic confidence that supports the dentists and their teams.” – Lou Shuman, DMD

What the Data Say

25% of dental practices plan to purchase AI software in the next 12 months.

More About DTX Studio Clinic

Up Next — DTX Studio Clinic

DEXIS Announces Clearance of Artificial Intelligence Findings on 2D Radiographs

September 1, 2023

Second Opinion® from Pearl

5 Times winner of the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award
Second Opinion® from Pearl | Image Credit: © Pearl

Second Opinion®

The first FDA-approved AI radiographic review application, Second Opinion quickly reviews patient images and flags potential issues, including incipient caries or the early signs of a periapical radiolucency.



Pearl’s Description

"The first real-time dental AI platform that automatically detects numerous conditions in dental x-rays to give dentists a second set of eyes for superior radiologic accuracy.”

What the Expert Says

"Better informed patients make better decisions about their care, and Pearl’s Second Opinion…helps patients understand their problems.” – John Flucke, DDS

What the Data Say

31% of dental professionals believe AI is the emerging technology with the biggest potential to impact the future of dentistry.

More About the Second Opinion

Pearl’s Second Opinion Artificial Intelligence Software Gains FDA Approval

Pearl Receives Second Patent for Second Opinion Artificial Intelligence

Pearl Survey Offers Insights into Patient Trust, Perception of Technology

September 1, 2023

Dragonfly from Orascoptic

Dragonfly™ from Orascoptic | Image Credit: © Orascoptic


Dragonfly is a powered loupe with a wireless headlight fully integrated into the eyewear frame. It is designed to seamlessly combine Orascoptic’s industry-leading optics and award-winning headlight into a single, lightweight product.


800-369-3698 | orascoptic.com

Orascoptic’s Description

"Magnification and illumination working in harmony.”

What the Expert Says

"Finally, we’ve got the incredible high-quality light with the incredible comfort and magnification that we need.” – John Flucke, DDS

What the Data Say

29% of dental professionals say patients expect them to use loupes during treatment.

More About Dragonfly

Test Drive: Reach a New Standard in Clinical Visibility With these Telescopes With Integrated, Wireless Headlight

Video Test Drive: DragonFly from Orascoptic

Greater New York Meeting 2022: Interview with Marty Jablow, DMD—Orascoptic

2023 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards

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