Dentists don’t need to swim with the sharks to see their ideas earn national acclaim.

But, during an event Thursday in NYC, some of the leading innovators in our industry will be invited to watch as two Edison Awards finalists, BackSpin Tee and Touchjet, pitch their companies to the investor and star of Shark Tank Australia.

Those who attend the 2016 Edison Awards @EdisonAwards in New York, NY on April 21, 2016 will also experience some of the world’s most respected authorities on innovation offer insight and inspiration.

During the day, attendees will have the opportunity to network with the innovators of today, stimulate their thinking, and enjoy a hands-on look at nominated products.

In the evening, the best in innovation and innovators will be honored at the Edison Awards Gala at The Capitale. Among nominees: seven members of the dental community who are changing the face of dentistry. (Meet the inventors at )

  • Gumchucks by Oralwise,
  • Multi Axis Spiral Suction by Dr. Dave Ronto (the Incisal Edge Spring Edition cover
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    Dr. Dave Ronto is nominated for an Edison Award for his  Multi Axis Spiral Suction.


  • Oral-B 5000 Power Toothbrush with Bluetooth Technology,
  • Shadowless Headlamp by Dr. Kim Gichun,
  • Smartmouth Mouthwash by Rachel Nottingham Colosimo,
  • Solea by Convergent Dental, and
  • Triology by Nowsystem.

Catch up on all of this year’s finalists:

If you’ve got a light bulb idea that hasn’t seen the light of day yet, think about attending this year or consider nominating your innovation for the 2017 Edison Awards. Learn more about the process: