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2007 Winners and their Suppliers

The following 35 products have been named winners in the 2007 Medical Design Excellence Awards competition. Submitting companies were presented with either gold or silver awards at the MDEA ceremony, held in June during the Medical Design & Manufacturing East 2007 Conference and Exposition, in New York City. Suppliers honored in connection with these winning products earned the exclusive right to use the designation “Supplier to a 2007 MDEA Winner.”

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Dental Instruments, Equipment, and Supplies

  • EtchMaster dental air abrasive etching instrument EtchMaster dental air abrasive etching instrument, manufactured and submitted by Groman Inc. (Margate, FL). EtchMaster is a disposable micro air abrasion tip for localized intraoral etching of tooth surfaces and prosthetics. Each EtchMaster tip is prefilled with abrasive powder and is powered and controlled by air via a simple chairside adapter. Supply and design credit to Bailey Packaging (Cranford, NJ), and Samco Scientific Corp. (San Fernando, CA).
  • Ezlase diode dental laser system Ezlase diode dental laser system, manufactured and submitted by Biolase Technology Inc. (Irvine, CA). Ezlase is a dental laser system that uses semiconductor diode technology; a unique wavelength; and sterile, single-use fiber tips to perform soft-tissue clinical procedures with minimal bleeding and maximum patient comfort. Supply and design credit to Liquidmetal Inc. (Lake Forest, CA), Morphix Design Inc. (San Clemente, CA), and Vista Dental Inc. (Racine, WI).
  • Orthoralix 8500 panoramic dental x-ray unit Orthoralix 8500 panoramic dental x-ray unit, manufactured by Ka Vo Dental Corp., Gendex Dental Systems (Des Plaines, IL). Entry submitted by Cesaroni Design Associates Inc. (Glenview, IL). The Orthoralix 8500 is a panoramic x-ray unit used to take dental x-rays. The panoramic system provides superior mechanical performance while producing excellent diagnostic image quality. Supply and design credit to Cesaroni Design Associates, and Profile Plastics Corp. (Lake Bluff, IL).
  • Thermoplastic Drill Template Set Thermoplastic Drill Template Set, manufactured by Institut Straumann AG (Basel, Switzerland). Entry submitted by Applied Dental Inc. (Mountain View, CA). The Thermoplastic Drill Template Set enables a dental surgeon to fabricate an accurate radiographic and surgical guide in minutes. It marks the desired site of implantation and enables precise use of the cutting instrument during implant bed preparation. Supply and design credit to Applied Dental.

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