VANCOUVER – LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. has proudly announced that its VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System, manufactured by its subsidiary LED Dental Inc., has received the Cellerant “Best of Class” Technology Award for the eighth consecutive year. The VELscope Vx has once again been designated as the leading device for the “oral screening” category, continuing to be recognized as the vanguard technology in the space.
The VELscope Vx utilizes tissue fluorescence technology to serve as an adjunct to the traditional comprehensive oral examination, aiding in the enhanced visualization of a variety of oral mucosal abnormalities, including oral cancer and pre-malignant dysplasia. Clinicians can incorporate the VELscope technology into their existing oral screening protocol as an additional tool to help ensure that areas of concern are visualized, even those that may not be apparent or even visible with the naked eye.
“Receiving the Cellerant Best of Class Award is an honor due to the rigorous product review process and the recognized clinical expertise of the panel members,” stated Wayne Rees, vice president of VELscope imaging for LED Dental. “We are proud that a group of respected dental thought leaders continues to see the value of the VELscope technology in the modern dental practice over such a sustained period.”
The Cellerant “Best of Class” Technology Award is one of the most prestigious dental industry honors recognizing innovation from manufacturers and service providers. “Best of Class” honorees are chosen by a panel of leading voices in dental technology that come together each year to discuss, debate and decide which products merit recognition.
“We see the pace of innovation accelerating in dentistry, which is a shift from our assessment just a few years ago,” said Dr. John Flucke, one of Cellerant’s Chief Development Officers and a Best of Class panel member. “Selection as a ‘Best of Class’ winner recognizes manufacturers that develop technologies that are truly exceptional.”
Dr. David Gane, CEO of LED Medical concluded, “Our VELscope team continually strives to deliver innovations that set our technology apart from our competitors. Receiving an eighth consecutive Best of Class award reinforces the efforts of our entire team in delivering class-leading adjunctive oral screening capabilities to the global dental market.”
The Best of Class Technology Award winners will be showcased at the 2018 ADA Annual Meeting in Honolulu from October 18–22. Dental professionals will have the unique opportunity to experience the Best of Class technologies, including the VELscope Vx, first-hand at the ADA meeting, as well as hear the panel members lecture on these products at the Digital Future of Dentistry Technology Expo.
LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. is a dental imaging technology provider focused on delivering state-of-the-art imaging software and systems. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries LED Dental Inc., LED Dental Ltd., and Apteryx, Inc., LED Medical has provided dentists and oral health specialists with advanced diagnostic imaging products and software for over 20 years. LED’s proprietary technologies include the VELscope Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment and TUXEDO Intraoral Sensors, in addition to Apteryx’s XrayVision, XVWeb and XrayVision DCV imaging software solutions.
Since the inaugural presentation in 2009, the Best of Class Technology Awards have grown to occupy a unique space in dentistry by creating awareness in the community of manufacturers that are driving the discussion as to how practices will operate now and in the future.
The selection process relies on an expert panel of dentists recognized as thought leaders and educators. It includes Dr. Paul Feuerstein, Dr. John Flucke, Dr. Marty Jablow, Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, Dr. Chris Salierno, and Dr. Lou Shuman. Over the course of each year, the panel members seek out and conduct research on potentially practice-changing technologies, with deliberations on nominees and final voting taking place in February. Panelists are precluded from voting in any category where they have consulting relationships. The entire selection process is conducted and managed on a not-for-profit basis.