May 7, 2015
Convergent Dental Receives 2015 New England Innovation Award from the Smaller Business Association of New England
Natick, MA — May 7, 2015 – The Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE), sponsor of the New England Innovation Awards since its inception in 1986, proudly announced the 2015 Award Winners yesterday. Convergent Dental Inc., a privately held dental device company, was selected as a winner from hundreds of entrants. The company’s Solea dental laser is the world’s first-ever computer-aided CO2 9.3 micron laser to be cleared by the FDA for both hard and soft tissue ablation. The dental laser’s unique wavelength enables it to deliver virtually anesthesia-free and blood free-procedures for patients.
“Convergent Dental is taking its place among New England’s fastest growing businesses,” said CEO Michael Cataldo. “In just over a year on the market, Solea is changing what it means to go to the dentist with its ability to deliver virtually anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures. Patients love the experience and dentists love the dramatically improved efficiency. With Solea, Convergent Dental has created breakthrough technology that is having a profound impact on oral care and we’re honored that SBANE has recognized all of our hard work.”
Innovation is at the heart of economic prosperity and SBANE continues to recognize those companies and organizations that have transformed their innovative ideas into a product or service that delivers proven value to customers. Former winners come from varying fields such as technology, manufacturing, service (both for profit and not for profit), and retail / distribution. Winners include notable companies such as Staples, PictureTel, Ben & Jerry’s, Brooks Automation, Direct Tire, Genzyme, Nantucket Nectars, Imagitas!, Aurora Imaging Technology and iRobot.
Winners and Finalists of this prestigious award were honored at the “Evening of Innovation” Gala Dinner on May 6, 2015 at the Westin Hotel, Waltham MA. The keynote speaker for this Gala Dinner was Alan S. McKim, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Clean Harbors.
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About Convergent Dental, Inc.
Convergent Dental, Inc., is a privately owned dental equipment and technology company and developer of Solea™, the world’s first computer-aided, CO2 laser system to ever be cleared by the FDA for both hard and soft tissue indications. The only dental laser system able to deliver virtually anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures, Solea cuts significantly quieter, finer and faster than any other laser-based system in dentistry. Solea’s speed and precision is a result of patented technologies and computer system controls that are unique to Convergent Dental, Inc. For more information visit www.convergentdental.com. Follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.