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The official 2022 must-have toolkit for every dental hygienist

Jan. 28, 2022
The Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award recognizes the best products and tools in dental hygiene, from well-known standouts to emerging innovations. Take a look to see if any of the winners could help you tackle patient care in 2022.

Introduction by Melissa Turner, BASDH, EDHEP, EFDA

It’s official! The Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Awards program is proud to announce the 2021 brand winners! These are the best of the best—the products, services, and technologies that EVERY dental hygienist should have in their toolkit. Since this is the inaugural year for the award, pay special attention to the following list of winners as they are the crème de la crème, the tried and true, and the most dependable tools dental hygiene departments can utilize to build successful programs.

As Chief Hygiene Officer at Cellerant Consulting, I’ve had the privilege of working alongside Dr. Lou Shuman, CEO and founder and creator of the Cellerant Best of Class Awards, to help launch the program and build the fantastic team that guides the rigorous transparent nonprofit unbiased selection process. This selection panel consists of nine dental hygienists who are renowned thought leaders and educators who, over the course of each year, seek out and conduct research on potentially practice-changing technologies.

For the selection panel, the process culminates in one final passionate discussion to decide the winners. Lasting more than seven hours, this year’s discussion was especially meaningful as we deliberated products that have been with us since the beginning of dental hygiene and others that have recently emerged due to the pandemic. From the impossible task of debating our favorite scalers and home-care products to insightful discourse on innovative technologies not yet on the market, this discussion—and the results of it—are significant to the future of the dental hygiene industry.

On behalf of the selection panel, it is my honor to introduce to you the official 2021 Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award winners.

The Loupe Shield - Ambience

The first anti-glare face shield that fits loupes. Coated with Nano Surface Technology, the Ambience Shield is the clearest medical face shield ever made. Built to last; clarity is maintained for 1 year plus. Make the switch and see the difference.



Designed by a dentist, Cocofloss is made with more than 500 interwoven filaments, giving it a maximal surface area to snatch plaque and debris from between your teeth and gums. Cocofloss is available in delicious aromas like Fresh Coconuts, Pure Strawberries, Cara Cara Orange, and Delicious Mint!



TePe Original Interdental Brushes

TePe Interdental brushes are highly effective in removing plaque between teeth, and are often easier to use than floss. TePe Original Interdental Brushes come in 9 color-coded sizes to fit the full spectrum of your patient’s embrasure spaces.


The Pineyro Arch Kit - Paradise Dental Technologies

The Pineyro Arch Kit allows all hygienists to treat full fixed hybrid patients without removal of prosthesis. It’s the first instrument set of its kind designed for the implant debridement of full fixed implant restorations.


ErgoPrism Loupes - LumaDent

ErgoPrism Loupes allow you to practice in an upright, neutral position that will alleviate neck and back pain and even extend your career. Featuring adjustable focus distance and expanded field of view. Practice perfect posture with ErgoPrism Loupes from LumaDent.


QuickPass in-office dental water test - ProEdge

Easy-to-use, in-office results in 48-72 hours. Bacteria show up red on white surface, making it easy to tell if you're meeting CDC best practices. Each paddle features an advanced neutralization technology to ensure reliable, accurate results. Instant access to the ProEdge support team.


The Aerosol Assist

The Aerosol Assist is a comfortable, ultra-lightweight, hands-free, autoclavable, extraoral system designed to remove intraoral fluids and aerosols in a one size fits all device. Automate aerosol suppression and intraoral fluid removal using a standard disposable saliva ejector and HVE.


XyliMelts - OraCoat

XyliMelts are the only overnight treatment for xerostomia. The Stick-On Melts comfortably and safety adhere to your patients’ gums during the day or while they sleep to relieve dry mouth symptoms for up to eight hours.


Color Method - Zirc

Zirc’s Color Method creates a streamlined process of managing instrumentation and materials by assigning a color to each procedure. Proper organization can optimize your team’s workflow to save you time and money. Turn to the experts for creative solutions customized just for you.


Zyris Isolite 3 Illuminated Dental Isolation System

The Zyris Isolite Dental Isolation System provides continuous hands-free suction, cheek and tongue retraction, bite block, and bright intra-oral lighting. This creates the ideal environment for you to do your best work, with greater efficiency and less stress.


Crown Seating - Silverton C150D

The Silverton Saddle was designed with every body in mind.  The Silverton provides support that promotes proper posture during both resting and working activities, helps minimize fatigue, reduces chronic back, neck and arm pain, which increases circulation in the legs.


Cavitron 300 Series Ultrasonic Scaling System - Dentsply Sirona

The Cavitron 300 Series Ultrasonic Scaling System is the most efficient Cavitron system ever! The Cavitron 300 utilizes a digital operating system, which produces less heat, requiring less water than previous systems. The unit is also quieter than previous systems.


The MouthWatch Intraoral Camera

The MouthWatch intraoral camera captures diagnostic-quality images at an affordable price. It’s ergonomic, installs quickly, and integrates with most dental imaging software. Single-button operation and a fixed focus lens make image capture easy.


Voutia Oral Hydration System

The Voutia oral hydration system delivers moisture directly to the mouth. It is continuous relief for xerostomia that is nonsurgical and nonpharmaceutical.


OraCare Health Rinse

OraCare Health Rinse utilizes activated chlorine dioxide and xylitol to help patients improve their oral hygiene.  An alternative to chlorhexidine, OraCare kills the same bacteria but without staining or other side effects.


The AIRFLOW Prophylaxis Master - EMS

The original from the Inventor. Guaranteed Swiss precision and superb design. Top performance, reliability and know-how. Experts in prophylaxis since 1981.



GC Fuji TRIAGE EP is the revolutionary glass ionomer sealant with ‘Extra Protection’ incorporating RECALDENT (CPP-ACP) technology! There is no isolation or bonding agent required. The self-bonding, high fluoride releasing GC Fuji TRIAGE EP creates a strong, acid-resistant fused layer.


GC Tri Plaque ID Gel

GC Tri Plaque ID Gel is an innovative, plaque disclosing gel that identifies new, mature, and acid-producing biofilms in three colors (red/pink, dark blue/purple, and light blue). It is easy to use and promotes teamwork between dental professionals and patients.


VoiceWorks - Florida Probe

VoiceWorks is voice-activated periodontal charting that increases case acceptance with talking software that engages your patient in a co-diagnosis experience. Includes a wireless USB headset, unlimited software upgrades, training, support, and warranty. Use with any manual periodontal probe.


Advantage Arrest Silver Diamine Fluoride 38% - Elevate Oral Care

Advantage Arrest® Silver Diamine Fluoride 38% is the first, most widely used, and only American-made brand. Oral health professionals find Advantage Arrest to be an essential treatment and prevention tool. Schedule a CE eligible staff meeting today to get started.


FluoriMax Fluoride Varnish - Elevate Oral Care

Thin, non-tacky, hypoallergenic, and great tasting help make FluoriMax NaF Varnish the fastest-growing fluoride varnish brand. FluoriMax is available in both a unique flow-through ampule or an economical bottle system, significantly eliminating waste. Learn why Hygienists are raving about FluoriMax.


CordEze Pivot

CordEze Pivot is patented and proven to reduce hose drag and pullback force by 60%. Our ergonomic product line of wristbands and adapters is designed to help protect against musculoskeletal pain and disorders. Comfortable, easy to use and autoclavable. Made in the USA.


About the Cellerant Consulting Group

Founded and led by CEO Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, Cellerant is the leading dental incubator and accelerator currently servicing 42 dental companies. Cellerant provides strategic dental market insights, clinical expertise, implementation resources and support to accelerate growth for client dental companies. Cellerant services include new concept incubation, clinical product evaluation, product development, continuing education program development and CE sponsorship, strategic branding and marketing, online marketing, lead generation and dental media relations management.