Blog Details Who Will Be the Next Thomas Edison? Author : Julie Schmitt Published Date 05/01/2015 0 Comments Share this post Distinguished for their innovation, these dental manufacturers and their products are winners of the 2015 Edison Award. The award globally recognizes, honors and fosters innovation and innovators to create a positive impact in the world. Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business, reports the Edison website. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world. And the winners are… DENTAL & ENT SURGICAL TOOLS CATEGORY GOLD - Ti-Max Z45L Electric Handpiece by NSK BRONZE – elements free obturation system by Kerr Endodontics DENTAL X-RAY & LASER TOOLS CATEGORY GOLD - Solea Laser by Convergent Dental SILVER - NOMAD Pro 2 Handheld X-ray System by Aribex, Inc. BRONZE - Green CT by Vatech DENTAL 3D PRINTERS & SERVICES CATEGORY GOLD - 3DS Healthcare Product Line by 3D Systems SILVER - 3M True Definition Scanner by 3M ESPE Dental BRONZE - CS 3500 Intraoral Scanner by Carestream Dental DENTAL PATIENT CARE CATEGORY GOLD - Lily Method Pacifier Weaning System by Inventionstring, LLC SILVER - PRO-SYS Toothbrush by Benco Dental BRONZE - Molar Media Mount by Molar Media Mount, LLC Click here to read our online reviews of the Solea Laser. Check out the Dental Product Shopper evaluation of NSK's T-Max Z95L, a sister product to the Z45L, which received a Best Product Rating with a score of 4.5.