April 25, 2016

Convergent Dental is Named a 2016 Gold Edison Award Winner

New York, NY – April 25, 2016 – The Edison Awards, celebrating 29 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced today that Convergent Dental’s Solea was voted a Gold Winner for innovation at the April 21st event at The Capitale in New York City. Convergent Dental joined hundreds of senior executives from some of the world’s most recognized companies to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all of the 2016 Edison Award winners.


Convergent Dental is honored to be recognized with an Edison Award, as it has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.


Solea was recognized for this prestigious award because its innovative technology platform has revolutionized dentistry. In an increasingly competitive market for dental practices, Solea drives growth for practices through efficiencies, enabling new procedures, and increasing new patients as a result of the reliable anesthesia-free, blood-free, suture-free and pain-free experience.


“Our judges recognized Convergent Dental as a true innovator out of the many products in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.


The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.


About Convergent Dental, Inc.

Convergent Dental, Inc., is a privately owned dental equipment and technology company. We are the developer of Solea®, the only computer-aided, CO2 laser system to be cleared by the FDA for all- tissue indications. With Solea’s unique wavelength and computer controls, dentists can reliably perform procedures anesthesia-free, blood-free, suture-free and pain-free. For dentists, reliably anesthesia-free and blood free procedures are powerful practice growth drivers, which enables multi-quadrant dentistry, saves time overall, allows dentists to perform more procedures themselves rather than refer patients out, and provides a more positive patient experience.  For more information visit Follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.


About the Edison Awards™
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit


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