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Benco Dental

November 04, 2016 11:34 ET

Edison Awards™ accepting entries from the dental community through November 18

Incisal Edge magazine, powered by Benco Dental, will spotlight nominees in spring edition

PITTSTON, PA--(Marketwired - November 04, 2016) - If an innovation creates a better dental experience for patients, why not share its promise with the world. For those who nominate a product or service for the Edison Awards™, which recognize global innovation, the results can be life changing.

"Thomas Edison was an inspirational man who spoke routinely on preventive medicine. I was honored to win an Edison Award for my invention, Lily Method, especially since it can help prevent long-term negative dental outcomes in children," said Alene D'Alesio, DMD, Program Director, Pediatric Dentistry at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, of UPMC, and the first to earn gold medal distinction in an Edison Awards dental category.

Gold, Silver, and Bronze Winners are chosen as the "best of the best" by the world's top senior business executives, academics, and innovation professionals. In 2015, the awards recognizing global innovation added a dental category, and since then, discoveries in oral health care and their creators have joined the ranks of previous winners, the Apple iPad, Keurig Vue® single cup brewing system, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

"After winning the Edison Award, an article on the Lily Method was in Parents® Magazine and the product was also placed on the shelves at Babies "R" Us! This entire experience has been incredible," said Dr. D'Alesio regarding her pacifier weaning system.

Nominate a product or service for an Edison Award or Edison Green Award to achieve this distinguished status. Final deadline is November 18, 2016. Download the 2017 Nomination Guide and complete the online nomination form: Follow the instructions, and submit your nomination, along with the entry fee, as directed. Winners will be announced during the April 2017 Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner.

Each spring, Incisal Edge, the leading lifestyle magazine for dental professionals, spotlights Edison Award nominees in the dental category, illustrating the year's most innovative dental equipment, merchandise and technology. Earlier this year, Dave Ronto, DDS, inventor of the Multi-Action Spiral Suction, was among them. His dental solution, a suction device that doesn't stick to patients' cheeks, earned adulation and silver status at the April, 2016 Edison Award Ceremony.

"It was very humbling and quite an honor to be at the awards banquet with my family no less, amongst the brightest minds and talented business leaders and innovators in the world... truly amazing and honestly very motivating. It's great to have received such a large 'pat on the back,'" said the Michigan practitioner.

Published by Benco Dental, Incisal Edge celebrates dentists' achievements both inside the operatory and during their hard-earned downtime. To celebrate excellence in dental design, the magazine will profile Edison Award nominees in the magazine's spring edition. For additional information regarding Incisal Edge magazine, visit:

About Benco Dental
Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest privately-owned dental distribution company in the United States, offering a full array of supplies, equipment and services to dentists across the nation. Founded in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen, the company has remained family-owned and focused on its unique mission to 'deliver success, smile after smile.' Over the past decade, Benco has been the nation's fastest growing dental distributor, now servicing more than 35,000 dentists and dental laboratories. Within the past 85 years, the company has grown from a single downtown location to a national network of more than 65 regional locations, five distribution centers, and three design showrooms. Those design showrooms, one at the company's Pa. headquarters, one in Southern California, and one in Texas, feature North America's largest selection of dental equipment and technology, as well as a hands-on dental design experience, to assist dentists in the planning and construction of a new office. For more information, visit or call 1.800.GO.BENCO.

About The Edison Awards™
Since 1987, the Edison Awards™ have recognized and honored some of the most innovative new products, services and business leaders in the world. The Awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose extraordinary new product and market development methods garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name across the world. The Edison Awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Edison, while also strengthening the human drive for innovation, creativity and ingenuity.
The value of an Edison Award™ is powerful in terms of its ability to boost recognition and market visibility. For more information, visit

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