The Chicago Dental Society originally had 10 molars decorated back in February. The 10 designs were put to a vote, with over 9000 ballots being cast on the decision. The top 4 vote getters included Colgate, Ultradent, Hu-Friedy, and Dentistry for Kids.
"For the past 150 years, the Chicago Dental Society has been at the forefront of oral health," said Dr. H. Todd Cubbon, chair of the CDS Sesquicentennial Committee, in the ADA press release. "Many Chicagoans are familiar with the statue of G.V. Black?one of the founders of modern dentistry?in Lincoln Park. But the Chicago Dental Society and its members have been active in several efforts to improve oral health over the past 150 years and hope to continue to do so for 150 more."
Other participants included DentalTown, Freeman, Harry J. Bosworth Co., J.V. Discipio, D.D.S. and Associates, Ltd., Pediatric Dental Health Associates, and Shatkin F.I.R.S.T. Inc.
"The overwhelming participation in judging the 150th Anniversary Molars reflects the public's awareness and interest in dental health," Dr. Cubbon said. "CDS and the Sesquicentennial Committee are looking forward to reaction generated by our Molars on Michigan when the four top vote-getting molars are displayed on the plaza. We feel this will be a fun way to involve and convey to the public CDS's past and future commitment to their dental heath, and our hope that our 150 years of Keeping Chicago Smiling will continue for another 150 years. We thank the 10 sponsors that made this possible through their creative efforts to customize their molars, and we congratulate the four fan favorites."