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Announcing the 2024 Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Winners

June 28, 2024
Learn more about the winning dental hygiene products and tools in this year's Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Awards program.

The Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Awards is an annual program created by Dr. Lou Shuman, Cellerant’s founder and CEO. It recognizes the most innovative and effective products, services, and technologies in the dental hygiene industry through a rigorous, unbiased, and nonprofit process.

Now in its fourth year, the 2024 program represents a pinnacle of achievement in the dental industry, spotlighting innovations that are propelling dental hygiene into new frontiers. This prestigious award, part of the broader Cellerant Consulting Group’s initiative that aims to recognize excellence in dental technology, has become a coveted accolade for companies and innovators within the dental hygiene industry.

A panel of esteemed professionals in dentistry, including clinicians, educators, and researchers, evaluate the hygiene industry based on a set of stringent criteria. The panel consists of Cellerant’s Chief Hygiene Officer Melissa Turner, BASDH, RDHEP, EFDA; Rachel Wall, BS, RDH; Valerie Dangler, BSDH, RDH; Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, BSDH; Sarah Crow, RDH; Brooke Crouch, RDH; Kristin Goodfellow, BA, RDH; Nancy Miller, BA, RDH; and Sheena Hinson, RDH.

This thorough vetting process ensures that the award highlights truly exceptional contributions, making the award a benchmark for excellence. These innovations have ranged from advanced plaque detection systems and novel clinical tools to groundbreaking formulations that prevent or repair tooth decay.

Winning this award not only places these technologies in the limelight but also facilitates their adoption in dental practices worldwide, ultimately benefiting patients by providing more effective, efficient, and comfortable dental care experiences. This recognition serves as a powerful incentive for ongoing research and development within the dental hygiene industry, fostering an environment of continuous innovation.

The winning products will be showcased at RDH Under One Roof, taking place in Denver, Colorado, July 18-20, 2024. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to experience these Best of Class technologies firsthand on the exhibit floor, in addition to meeting the voting panel and learning more about why the winners were selected.

Editor's note: This article appeared in the July 2024 print edition of RDH magazine. Dental hygienists in North America are eligible for a complimentary print subscription. Sign up here.

The 2024 Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene recipients

Airflow Prophylaxis Master (EMS)

BioGaia Prodentis (BioGaia)

Curodont Repair Fluoride Plus (vVARDIS)

DentaSEAL Pro Product Line (DentaSEAL Pro)

DuraTip (Parkell)

Epic Hygiene (BIOLASE)

FluoriMax 2.5% Sodium Fluoride Varnish (Elevate Oral Care)

Fygg Hydroxyapatite Varnish (Oral Microbiome Solutions)

HYBENX Advanced Dental Debridement (EPIEN Medical)

OraCare Health Rinse (OraCare)

OraVital System (OraVital)

PerioProtect Non-invasive Perio Tray (Perio Protect)

Xlear Nasal Spray (Xlear)


AIRFLOW Prophylaxis Master

THE ORIGINAL. THE MASTER. AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master is the latest EMS innovation for the "Guided Biofilm Therapy": a unique solution for perio prevention and maintenance. Created for intensive professional use, the device is characterized by unique ergonomics, high precision, easy maintenance and compliance with the highest hygiene standards. ems-dental.com

BioGaia Prodentis

BioGaia Prodentis® is the #1 clinically studied probiotic in dentistry. It’s a safe and effective solution for common dental problems, proven to restore and maintain oral health while reinforcing health-producing bacteria.* biogaia.com

Curodont Repair Fluoride Plus

Biomimetic system for Guided Enamel Remineralization of “Watch Areas” Curodont Repair Fluoride Plus is a unique biomimetic system to treat early caries through Guided Enamel Remineralization. Its patented formulation diffuses through the enamel to remineralize and reharden “watch areas” with a targeted application. It offers a minimally-invasive and pain-free solution to all patients that does not stain and works on all surfaces. vvardis.com

DentaSEAL Protect and DentaSEAL Appliance

DentaSEAL products make your work faster and easier because no etching/bonding/curing is needed. Our extremely hydrophobic products reduce biofilm by repelling bacterial buildup, protects both natural and synthetic substrates from stains and reduces sensitivity, right there, in the chair. Application is for natural teeth, restorations, and all fixed or removable appliances. DentaSEAL products offer your patients healthier oral hygiene. dentaseal.com

DuraTip Ultrasonic Inserts

DuraTip inserts redefine scaling by providing like new performance (with no noticeable efficiency loss) for the entire life of the insert. Parkell's patented DuraTip inserts achieve the previously unthinkable: consistent peak performance through an unprecedented 3mm of tip wear. parkell.com/duratip-inserts

Epic Hygiene

Epic Hygiene: All new, AEROSOL-FREE Epic Hygiene: the only hygiene-only laser FDA cleared for Laser Bacterial Reduction! Download your free protocol guide to Laser Bacterial Reduction- and learn a new way to help your patients with early perio needs, all while minimizing aerosols and increasing practice revenue! Download the LBR Protocol Guide today! biolase.com/lp/epic-hygiene-practice-guidebook/

FluoriMax® NaF Varnish

Liquid thin, non-tacky, hypoallergenic, and great tasting flavors help make FluoriMax® Varnish the fastest-growing 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. elevateoralcare.com/products/FluoriMax

Fygg Professional Prebiotic Hydroxyapatite Varnish

Fygg's prebiotic, nano-hydroxyapatite professional varnish gives you the same results as a fluoride professional varnish with the added benefits of oral microbiome-modulating ingredients such as prebiotics and amino acids. It's safe and effective for all ages, easy to apply, and a great option for those looking to nourish the oral microbiome and for an alternative to fluoride.  fygg.com/products/hydroxyapatite-varnish


EPIEN Medical’s FDA Cleared revolutionary new product, HYBENX Advanced Dental Debridement, is an antibiotic-free cleanser that uses Desiccation Shock Technology to destroy bacteria and biofilm, remove pathogens and smear layer, and debride necrotic tissues, safely, simply, and effectively. HYBENX works in less than 30 seconds and has no posttreatment restrictions. It's the ideal nonsurgical treatment for periodontal disease. epien.com


OraCare is revolutionizing rinses in dental hygiene by replacing chlorhexidine. OraCare kills the same bacteria but without side effects and offers long term use. Schedule a FREE Lunch & Learn to find out why thousands have made the switch! oracareproducts.com

Biofilm DNA

OraVital's whole-mouth BiofilmDNA economical test detects periodontal, halitosis, peri-implantitis, decay and Candida risk. Our proprietary antibiotic rinses and unique biofilm control techniques reduce BOP 87% in 10 days. oravital.com

Perio Tray

The Perio Tray medicament carrier delivers medicated gel deep below the gums to fight infection and inflammation for improved oral and systemic health. Perio Gel with 1.7% hydrogen peroxide overcomes limitations with antibiotics, whitens teeth and freshens breath. perioprotect.com/rdh

Xlear Nasal Spray

Xlear Nasal Spray with xylitol and saline offers fast relief from nasal congestion and dryness, strengthening your immune system by inhibiting adherence of bacteria and viruses. This drug-free formula is safe for daily use, ensuring comfortable breathing without addiction risks. Experience improved respiratory health with Xlear’s gentle, effective, and easy-to-use metered pump spray. xlear.com

About Cellerant Consulting Group

Founded and led by CEO Lou Shuman DMD, CAGS, Cellerant consists of a team of dental industry experts, including executive management, thought-leading dentists, and highly influential members of the hygiene community, responsible for bringing new technologies from all over the world into dentistry. Services include brand awareness and visibility, media planning and relations, strategic partnership management, key opinion leader marketing, communications development, and general consulting and support. 

About the Author

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.