The prestigious Edison Awards™ — which has recognized advances such as the Apple ipad;  Keurig Vue® single cup brewing system;  and OnStar For My Vehicle (FMV)— adds a dental category for 2015.

For over a quarter of a century, the Edison Awards have recognized innovation in product and services design, sustainability and marketing  establishing itself as one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation.

Today, groundbreaking discoveries in dentistry and their creators might be one nomination away from joining the ranks of previous winners, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing.

Nominate a product or service for an Edison Award or Edison Green Award to achieve this distinguished status and gain entrée into this elite circle of visionaries. Download the 2015 Nomination Guide and complete the online Nomination Form: Final deadline is December 5, 2014.

This year, Incisal Edge, the leading lifestyle magazine for dental professionals joins forces for the first time with the Edison Awards™ in globally recognizing, honoring and fostering innovation and innovators to create a positive impact in the world.

In the words of the magazine’s founders Chuck Cohen and Rick Cohen: “Together, we are bringing dental innovations out of the shadows and giving them the international recognition they deserve. Here’s how: Edison will now feature categories honoring the year’s most innovative dental equipment, merchandise and technology. They’ll rigorously screen all nominees to determine the finalists, who will be featured in the spring issue of Incisal Edge. The finalists will then be invited to attend the annual Edison Awards Gala (the Oscars of innovation) and bask in the adulation.”

The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), whose extraordinary new product development methods garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name around the world.  Edison pioneered five industries which transformed our world, including the incandescent electric light and the distribution system for electrical power, the phonograph and recorded sound, the telephone transmitter, the electrical storage battery, and the motion-picture camera.

The Edison Awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Edison, while also inspiring the human drive for innovation, creativity, and ingenuity. The Edison Awards™ are known around the world for recognizing and honoring innovation, achievement and excellence in the development, marketing and launch of new products and services.

Deadline Friday, December 5, 2014.

Read the guidelines and submit your nomination today!