Vancouver, BC – November 7, 2017 – LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. (“LED Medical” or “the Company”), has proudly announced that its VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System with iPod* touch integration, manufactured by its subsidiary LED Dental Inc. (“LED Dental”), has received the Cellerant “Best of Class” Technology Award. The VELscope Vx has once again been designated as the leading device for the “oral screening” category, receiving the award for a record seventh consecutive year.
The VELscope Vx utilizes tissue fluorescence technology that is used as an adjunct to the traditional comprehensive oral examination, aiding in the enhanced visualization of a variety of oral mucosal abnormalities, including oral cancer and pre-malignant dysplasia. By incorporating the VELscope Vx into their standard oral health screening protocol, clinicians can have an additional tool to help ensure that areas of concern are detected, even those that may not be apparent or even visible with the naked eye.
“LED Dental is proud to be awarded the ‘Best of Class’ in oral screening devices,” stated Wayne Rees, vice president of imaging for LED Dental. “Our goal is to provide practices with the best technologies to care for their patients and this recognition from industry experts further solidifies VELscope’s placement at the forefront of adjunctive screening technology.”
Now in its ninth year, The Cellerant “Best of Class” Technology Award is one of the most prestigious dental industry honors recognizing innovation from manufacturers and service providers. “Best of Class” honorees are chosen by a panel of leading voices in dental technology that comes together each year to discuss, debate and decide which products merit recognition.
“Selection as a ‘Best of Class’ winner acknowledges companies that are creating innovative dental technologies that will help shape the future of our profession,” said Dr. Lou Shuman, Best of Class Founder and Cellerant CEO.
In addition to Dr. Shuman, the 2017 “Best of Class” panel consisted of Dr. John Flucke, Technology Editor for Dental Products Report; Paul Feuerstein, DMD, Technology Editor for Dentistry Today; Marty Jablow, DMD, known as America’s Technology Coach; and Parag Kachalia, DDS, Vice-Chair of Preclinical Education, Research and Technology, University of Pacific School of Dentistry.
“We research the best available technologies for an entire year leading up to the announcement of award winners,” said Dr. Marty Jablow. “To be selected as ‘Best of Class’ after all of that scrutiny and deliberation means that our panel is confident in recommending winning technologies to our peers.”
“We are grateful that the VELscope has once again been recognized for a record seventh consecutive year by such a prestigious panel of technology experts,” stated Dr. David Gane, CEO of LED Medical Diagnostics. “It is quite an honor to receive an award that is a collaborative decision by many of the top thought leaders in dental technology today.”
For more information on the VELscope Vx, please visit www.velscope.com.
About LED Medical Diagnostics Inc.
LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. is a dental imaging technology provider focused on delivering state-of-the-art imaging software and systems. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries LED Dental Inc., LED Dental Ltd., and Apteryx, Inc., LED Medical has provided dentists and oral health specialists with advanced diagnostic imaging products and software for over 20 years. LED’s proprietary technologies include the VELscope Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment and TUXEDO Intraoral Sensors, in addition to Apteryx’s XrayVision, XVWeb and XrayVision DCV imaging software solutions.
Backed by an experienced leadership team and dedicated to a higher level of service and support, LED is committed to providing dental practitioners with the best technology available by identifying and adding leading products to its growing portfolio. The Company is currently listed on the TSX-V under the symbol LMD, the OTCQB under the symbol LEDIF, as well as the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol LME.
About Cellerant Consulting Group
The “Best of Class” Technology awards were launched in 2009 as a new concept to provide an unbiased, non-profit assessment of available technologies in the dental space. Through print and digital media coverage, the “Best of Class” message reaches the community of 150,000 dentists through multiple touch points—in print and online—educating them about the products. Honoree participation in the “Tech Expo” at the American Dental Association’s Annual Meeting offers face-to-face interaction with the companies as well as technology-centered education provided by members of the panel. Courses at last year’s 2016 meeting sold out. This year’s event was held Oct. 19-23 in Atlanta, GA.