The dental hygiene products you need in 2022
For the second year, Cellerant Consulting Group is pleased to announce the winners of the Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award. This program was created by Dr. Lou Shuman in 2009 to recognize innovative products that set a standard for quality in dentistry. Covered by all major dental journals in North America, the award has been recognized as the most prestigious and coveted award a dental manufacturer can receive.
Lou Shuman, DMD, ACGS—CEO of Cellerant Consulting Group, dentistry’s leading business accelerator and incubator; Selected by Global Summits Institute 2021 World’s Top 100 Doctors
Melissa Turner, BASDH, RDHEP, EFDA—Director of Hygiene and Director of Social Media Strategy for Cellerant; member of the HDR Editorial Advisory Board; co-founder of National Mobile & Teledentistry Conference; founder of I Heart Dentistry Network
Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, RDH, FACP—Cellerant Development Director; editor of Dental Economics; clinical associate professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Andrew Johnston, BSBM, HDR—Director of Dental Hygiene for Coast Dental; co-founder and COO of A Tale of Two Hygienists and media company Dental Podcast Network; international speaker; Certified in Direct Access Care and Restorative Clinical Restorations
Amanda Hill, BSDH, HDR—Head of clinical training for Jeunes Innovations; host of your Dental Top 5; member of the editorial advisory board of RDH magazine; certified educator for the OSAP-DALE Foundation
Brooke Crouch, HDR—Preventive Care Consultant for Elevate Oral Care; board member of the American Mobile & Teledentistry Alliance; Chair of the Virginia Health Catalyst Clinical Advisory Board
Kristin Goodfellow, BA, HDR—Clinical Director of OraCare; 2013 recipient of the Proctor & Gamble Patient Communication Excellence Award; published the report on dental products and the HDR; certified in hygiene control
Nancy Miller, BA, HDR—Founder of UltraConcepts; clinical advisor at Jameson Management; former Adjunct Professor and Clinical Instructor at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Sarah Crow, HDR—President of the Massachusetts Dental Hygienists Association; 2021 recipient of the Massachusetts Dental Society Hygienist of the Year; recipient of Middlesex Community College Member of the Year
The award is impartial and not-for-profit, and the designation is awarded after a rigorous and uncompromising selection process that takes place in February. To keep voting fair and unbiased, panel members disclose any consulting relationships in which they are involved and are not permitted to vote in that specific category. The ensuing heated debate results in a selection of products ranging from products that are part of every dental hygienist’s toolkit to emerging products that are not yet on the market. Winners are first announced to the public in early summer via a feature in HDR.
This year, a 14-year tradition is being introduced to RDH Under One Roof as the winners will be highlighted at the event in Orlando, Florida from July 21-23. Come interact with the winners and members of the jury on the exhibition floor and get a chance to treat yourself to Dr. Shuman’s famous gourmet cupcakes! Cellerant Consulting Group is also a proud sponsor of RDH Evolution and RDH Under One Roof.
On behalf of Cellerant Consulting Group and the judging panel, please join us in congratulating the official winners of the Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award 2022!
Cavitron 300 – Dentsply Sirona
Have you seen the new data on ultrasonic scaling with the Cavitron® 300 Series? It can change the way you think about scaling and help you further improve the care you provide to your patients. Schedule your demo today!
TePe Original Interdental Brushes – TePe Oral Health Care
TePe Original interdental brushes are very effective in removing plaque between teeth. Additionally, interdental brushes are often easier for patients to use and allow them to reach all the grooves between their teeth.
Master of Airflow Prophylaxis – EMS Dental
Biofilm Guided Therapy (GBT) is the systematic and predictable solution for biofilm management in professional prophylaxis using state-of-the-art AIRFLOW®, PERIOFLOW® and PIEZON® technologies. GBT consists of treatment protocols based on individual patient diagnosis and risk assessment in order to achieve optimal results.
This dentist-designed, ultra-cleaning floss features over 500 textured filaments, which act like a soft loofah to remove plaque. Plus, it’s infused with antimicrobial coconut oil and irresistible flavors, like pure strawberry and fresh coconut. It’s also eco-friendly, vegan, and PFAS-free.
Harmony ergonomic scalers – HuFriedyGroup
Knowing that nearly 70% of dental hygienists suffer from hand, wrist and/or arm pain, HuFriedyGroup has proactively developed Harmony™ ergonomic scalers and curettes with TrueFit™ technology. Scientifically proven to be truly ergonomic by reducing pinching force and pressure applied to the tooth while providing optimal tactile sensitivity, they take the strain off your hands – down to a science.
Developed as an alternative to chlorhexdine, this product can kill the same bacteria but without side effects (no staining). It also provides the added benefits of killing viruses and fungi, neutralizing CSVs and breaking down biofilm.
Advantage Arrest Silver Diamine Fluoride 38% – Elevate Oral Care
Advantage Arrest Silver Diamine Fluoride 38% is the #1, most widely used, and only brand made in the USA. Oral health professionals consider Advantage Arrest an essential treatment and prevention tool. Schedule a CE eligible staff meeting today to get started.
Allday Mouth Spray – Elevate Oral Care
Allday Dry Mouth Spray With its pH of approximately 7.0, unique mucoadhesive hydrogel and 44% xylitol, far more than other brands, Allday’s patented spray instantly relieves dry mouth and helps improve oral health. Find out why dental professionals recommend it and why consumers love it.
FluoriMax NaF Varnish – Elevate Oral Care
FluoriMax NaF Varnish Thin, non-sticky, hypoallergenic and great tasting, FluoriMax NaF Varnish is the fastest growing fluoride varnish brand. FluoriMax is available in both a single-flow bulb or an economical bottle system, significantly eliminating waste. Find out why hygienists love FluoriMax.
Gel ID Tri Plate – GC America
GC Tri Plaque ID Gel is an innovative plaque disclosing gel that identifies new, mature and acid-producing biofilms in three colors (red/pink, dark blue/purple and light blue). GC Tri Plaque ID Gel is easy to use and helps promote teamwork between the dental professional and their patients for better oral care.
Fuji TRIAGE EP – GC America
GC Fuji TRIAGE EP is the revolutionary glass ionomer sealant incorporating RECALDENT technology (CPP-ACP)! It operates in a wet field and no insulator or bonding agent is required. You will never have to worry about sealing immature enamel or non-cavity lesions. It is self-bonding and high in fluoride, and creates a strong, acid-resistant fused layer.
OraCoat Xylimelts – Quest Products
XyliMelts are the only overnight treatment for xerostomia. Stick-on Melts comfortably and securely adhere to your patient’s gums during the day or while they sleep to relieve symptoms of dry mouth for up to eight hours.
Perio Tray Therapy with Perio Gel – Perio Protect
Perio Protect’s Perio Tray Therapy releases Perio Gel™ (1.7% Hydrogen Peroxide) deep into the periodontal pockets. This home care helps resolve chronic infections and inflammation associated with gum disease. Ideal for patients with gingivitis, halitosis, periodontitis and implants.
Xlear Nasal Spray
Xlear products use a patented xylitol solution that works against bacteria and draws moisture into the nasal cavity for a deep clean. Xlear Sinus Care solution not only cleans, but also moisturizes dry, irritated tissues and fights allergies, colds and flu.
QuickPass In-Office Dental Water Test – ProEdge
Office water test designed specifically to measure water quality compliance with results in 48-72 hours. Bacteria grow in red on a white surface for easy reading. Features advanced neutralization technology to ensure reliable results. Improve results with free consultations with ProEdge’s drinking water specialists.