Cellerant to Introduce Best of Class Hygiene Award

This award was made to recognize the importance of the hygiene community in dentistry.

Cellerant Consulting Group, which has offered the “Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards” since 2009, has announced the launch of the “Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award.” CEO of Cellerant and the founder of the Best of Class Technology Awards Lou Shuman, DMD, said in a press release that this award was introduced as a way to recognize the importance of the hygiene community.

“Since first adding a hygiene division to Cellerant Consulting two years ago, the interest in dental hygiene products, services and brands has exploded, with much growth anticipated in the future,” Dr Shuman said in the press release. “We’re proud to have brought together an expert selection panel of dental hygienists recognized as industry leaders from across the country.”

The “Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award” panel with consist of 9 leaders and educators in the hygiene field. Together, this panel will do research on technologies that can change and launch practices forward into the future. After deliberation, the panel will choose the finalists on a non-profit basis.

Panelists include:

  • Melissa Turner, BASDH, RDHEP, EFDA- Chief Hygiene Officer, Cellerant Consulting; Editorial Advisory Board, RDH Magazine; Co-founder, National Mobile & Teledentistry Conference; Co-Founder, The Denobi Awards; Founder- I Heart Dentistry Network; Co-host, Dentistry Gone Wild; Co-creator, Oral Health United
  • Pamela Maragliano-Munez, RDH, DMD, FACP- Chief Development Officer, Cellerant Consulting; Editor In Chief, Dental Economics; Editorial Director, Dental Academy of Continuing Education; Associate clinical professor, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
  • Andrew Johnston, RDH, BSBM- Director of Hygiene, Coast Dental; Co-host, A Tale of Two Hygienists.
  • Amanda Hill, RDH, BSDH- Host, Your Dental Top 5; Editorial Advisory Board, RDH Magazine; Industry Educator, Dental Post; Certified Educator, OSAP-DALE Foundation
  • Brooke Crouch, RDH- Vice President, American Mobile & Teledentistry Alliance; Clinical Advisory Board Chair, Virginia Health Catalyst; Oral Health Action Team Chair, United Way of Roanoke Valley 
  • Kristin Goodfellow, RDH, BA- Clinical Director, OraCare Oral Rinse; 2013 Recipient, Proctor & Gamble’s Excellence in Patient Communication Award; Featured author, Dental Products Report & RDH Magazine
  • Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH- Co-host, A Tale of Two Hygienists; Client Success Manager, MouthWatch; Co-founder, LevelUp Infection Prevention; Editorial Advisory Board, Dental Economics
  • Nancy Miller, RDH, BA- Founder, UltraConcepts; Clinical Advisor, Jameson Management; Adjunct Faculty & Clinical Instructor, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College;
  • Sarah Crow, RDH- President-elect, ADHA Massachusetts; Co-founder MDHA Mentor Liaison Team; Recipient, Massachusetts Dental Society Hygienist of the Year; Recipient, Middlesex Community College Member of the Year; Feature Writer, ADHA Access Magazine

Panelists will not vote in any category in which they have consulting relationships. The winners of the “Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award” will be announced in December later this year.