Announcing the 2024 Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Winners

The Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Awards is an annual program created by Dr. Lou Shuman, Cellerant’s founder and CEO. It recognizes the most innovative and effective products, services, and technologies in the dental hygiene industry through a rigorous, unbiased, and nonprofit process.

Now in its fourth year, the 2024 program represents a pinnacle of achievement in the dental industry, spotlighting innovations that are propelling dental hygiene into new frontiers. This prestigious award, part of the broader Cellerant Consulting Group’s initiative that aims to recognize excellence in dental technology, has become a coveted accolade for companies and innovators within the dental hygiene industry.

A panel of esteemed professionals in dentistry, including clinicians, educators, and researchers, evaluate the hygiene industry based on a set of stringent criteria. The panel consists of Cellerant’s Chief Hygiene Officer Melissa Turner, BASDH, RDHEP, EFDA; Rachel Wall, BS, RDH; Valerie Dangler, BSDH, RDH; Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, BSDH; Sarah Crow, RDH; Brooke Crouch, RDH; Kristin Goodfellow, BA, RDH; Nancy Miller, BA, RDH; and Sheena Hinson, RDH.

This thorough vetting process ensures that the award highlights truly exceptional contributions, making the award a benchmark for excellence. These innovations have ranged from advanced plaque detection systems and novel clinical tools to groundbreaking formulations that prevent or repair tooth decay.

Winning this award not only places these technologies in the limelight but also facilitates their adoption in dental practices worldwide, ultimately benefiting patients by providing more effective, efficient, and comfortable dental care experiences. This recognition serves as a powerful incentive for ongoing research and development within the dental hygiene industry, fostering an environment of continuous innovation.

The winning products will be showcased at RDH Under One Roof, taking place in Denver, Colorado, July 18-20, 2024. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to experience these Best of Class technologies firsthand on the exhibit floor, in addition to meeting the voting panel and learning more about why the winners were selected.

Editor’s note: This article appeared in the July 2024 print edition of RDH magazine. Dental hygienists in North America are eligible for a complimentary print subscription. Sign up here.