The 2014 Pride Institute’s “Best of Class” Technology Award went to Ultradent Products Inc, South Jordan, Utah, for its VALO curing light. The light features a blended and uniform beam across multiple wavelengths from 395 to 480 nm and a beam profile that delivers consistent energy. This is the third consecutive year Ultradent has received the award, which signifies the highest honor for innovation in the field. Winners of the award must bring a product to market that not only differentiates it from the competition but also creates value for dentists.
Panelists on the selection committee for the award include five dentists known for their experience in dental technology: Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, president of the Pride Institute; John Flucke DDS, chief dental editor for Dental Products Report; Paul Feuerstein DMD, technology editor for Dentistry Today; Marty Jablow DMD, technology writer and consultant for Dr. BiCuspid; and Parag Kachalia DDS, vice chair of preclinical education, research and technology, University of Pacific School of Dentistry.