PRESS RELEASE: Good Things Come in Threes: CS 9600 Named Three-Time Winner of Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award

ATLANTA—For the CS 9600 CBCT system, three really is a magic number. The most intelligent CBCT extraoral imaging system on the market has received a 2021 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award. This is the third year in a row the CS 9600 has been honored by the Cellerant Consulting Group, and it’s the only extraoral imaging system to have been recognized more than once.

“To have won three times in a row in such a competitive space speaks to Carestream Dental’s commitment to technological innovation and the needs of practitioner,” Lou Shuman D.M.D., C.A.G.S., creator and founder of the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards, said. “I know I speak for the whole panel in congratulating the Carestream Dental team for such success in its efforts.”

Known as Carestream Dental’s “smartest” imaging system, the CS 9600 is more than powerful imaging and advanced software. It’s the smart features that make patient positioning easier; the artificial intelligence that automatically detects and traces the Frankfort plane; the pre-set programs; the quality control tools; and the auto-detection when the wrong accessory is selected that all go into making the system a winner. Today, there are more than 1,000 CS 9600 systems installed worldwide that have captured a combined 1.5 million acquisitions.

“Of all the extraoral systems I have used, the CS 9600’s ability to visualize and properly align the patient in the scanning field is unparalleled,” Andrew Johnson, D.D.S. M.D.S., C.D.T., F.A.C.P., surgical prosthodontist and founder of Omnismile in Northwest Arkansas, said. “With previous CBCT systems, it was a shot in the dark trying to align even a single large scan much less an isolated small field. The intuitive alignment tools of my CS 9600 make it the fastest CBCT unit for me to use and the easiest system to delegate to my staff.”

“The CS 9600 really represents the future direction of dentistry and of Carestream Dental,” Ed Shellard, D.M.D., chief dental officer, Carestream Dental, said. “Software reduces scatter caused by metal artifacts so doctors can be sure of what they’re seeing on the screen. Cameras and guides guarantee first-time-right positioning. Put simply, its algorithms and data drive success. That’s what we’re seeing more of in the industry as a whole and it’s what you’ll continue to see in future Carestream Dental innovations.”

Features like these and more led to the CS 9600 being selected to receive the 2021 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award by a panel of the most prominent technology leaders in dentistry: Paul Feuerstein, D.M.D., editor-in-chief of Dentistry Today; John Flucke, D.D.S., technology editor for Dental Products Report; Marty Jablow, D.M.D., known as America’s technology coach; Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, D.M.D, editor-in-chief of Dental Economics; Chris Salierno, D.D.S., chief dental officer of Tend; and Lou Shuman, D.M.D., C.A.G.S., founder and creator of the Best of Class Technology Award.

The system is available in three editions with 10, 12 and 14 fields of view (FOV)s. In addition to 2D and 3D imaging and object scanning, practices have the option to includes face scanning or a scanning cephalometric arm—making it a five-in-one system. Additionally, the optional CS UpStream program can send data back to Carestream Dental’s support team to monitor historical performance and prevent downtime and maximize system availability.

The CS 9600 has also been awarded a 2020 and 2019 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award, as well as a 2019 Edison Award seal in the Medical/Dental Diagnostics category and the Krakdent Medal of the Highest Quality from the International Fair KRAKDENT®.

Since the inaugural presentation in 2009, the Best of Class Technology Awards have grown to occupy a unique space in dentistry by creating awareness in the community of manufacturers that are driving the discussion as to how practices will operate now and in the future. For more information on the Cellerant Best of Class Awards and the 2021 Award Winners, go to

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About Cellerant Consulting Group
Founded and led by CEO Lou Shuman, D.M.D., CAGS, Cellerant provides strategic dental market insights, clinical expertise, implementation resources and support to accelerate growth for client dental companies. Cellerant services include new concept incubation, clinical product evaluation, product development, continuing education program development and CE sponsorship, strategic branding and marketing, online marketing, content marketing and dental media relations management. As an orthodontist and former owner of a 10-doctor multi-specialty private group practice, Dr. Shuman guides clients to offer products that engage dental customers and provide sustained differentiation. Cellerant operates under a unique model that merges leading voices in clinical product evaluation and strategic partner companies to provide a menu of services from one easily accessible network.

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