VALO Awarded the Pride Institute’s “Best of Class” Technology Award For Third Consecutive Year


141014 Valo FeatureSOUTH JORDAN, UT, October 2014

Opal Orthodontics, along with Ultradent Products, Inc., a global manufacturer and distributor of orthodontic materials and equipment, received The Pride Institute’s “Best of Class” Technology Award for VALO, Opal Orthodontics’ and Ultradent’s curing light, for the third consecutive year. The award is the highest honor for innovation in curing lights. Each product honored as “Best of Class” features unique characteristics that differentiate it from the competition in a compelling way and, more importantly, creates value for the orthodontist and dentist.

“Thank you to the Pride Institute, for recognizing VALO as the ‘Best in Class’ curing light for the 3rd year in a row! We are over the moon with excitement and gratitude about receiving this award by such an esteemed panel of clinicians,” said Suzanne Wilson, Senior Brand Marketing Manager. “VALO continues to impress clinicians with its durability, power and ability to deliver the required energy like no other curing light on the market. VALO is the only curing light with a truly blended and uniform beam across multiple wavelengths from 395-480nm. VALO has an unmatched beam profile showing consistent and uniform energy being delivered, even from a distance. This matters to clinicians because it illustrates the actual energy being delivered to the restoration versus something one dimensional, like the irradiance output from a radiometer.”

Of VALO’s third consecutive award, Dr. Lou Shuman, president of The Pride Institute and founder of the “Best of Class” Awards initiative stated that, “Our advisory panel determined after a year of research and testing that VALO is still the most advanced curing light on the market, which is why VALO was selected as the winner of The Pride Institute’s ‘Best of Class’ Technology Award for the third year in a row. This is nearly unprecedented, based on how rigorous the selection process is —which speaks to the progressive nature of VALO’s technology.”

The panel that selects the “Best of Class” winners consists of five clinicians with significant knowledge of and experience in dental technology, including Dr. Shuman; John Flucke, DDS, writer, speaker and Chief Dental Editor for Dental Products Report; Paul Feuerstein, DMD, writer, speaker and Technology Editor for Dentistry Today ; Marty Jablow, DMD, technology writer and consultant

for Dr. BiCuspid; and Parag Kachalia, DDS, Vice-Chair of Preclinical Education, Research and Technology, University of Pacific School of Dentistry.

To learn more about VALO by Opal Orthodontics, please call 888-863-5883, or visit

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