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03-27-2017 07:30 PM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: CANDULOR AG

1st place KZW competition 2017 - Christian Geretschläger

1st place KZW competition 2017 - Christian Geretschläger

What a challenge and what a close decision! The coveted "CANDULOR Award" was presented for the 10th time at the 37th International Dental Show (IDS).

The competition
This year sees the 10th anniversary of CANDULOR's International KunstZahnWerk. The CANDULOR KZW Competition has been conducted with great success since 1999. Dental technicians from all over the world meet regularly at the International Dental Show (IDS) to face the challenge of removable prosthetics. This gives participants a platform to demonstrate their skills to a broader audience.

For the 10th edition of the KZW Competition CANDULOR has again entered a cooperation with CAMLOG to provide an exciting competition at the IDS 2017 in Cologne.

The challenge was to fabricate a combination consisting of a mucosa-supported full denture for the mandible and an implant-supported restoration for the maxilla. Plus an additional special feature: participants were able to decide themselves which set-up technique they want to use and display.

Ms Claudia Schenkel-Thiel, Managing Director of CANDULOR AG, opened the award ceremony with a cordial welcome to all participants and praised the submitted pieces of art. Prior to the award ceremony she told the story about how the KunstZahnWerk originated in which the best of the best are promoted.

The award winners 2017
First place went to Mr Christian Geretschläger from Breitenberg (Germany). The winner competed against 42 other excellent participants from across the world and received € 1,500 as well as the Golden CANDULOR Award.

Second place went to Mr Roman Wolf from Munich (Germany), who was delighted with € 1,000 and the Silver CANDULOR Award.

Third place went to Mr Henryk Jurzyca from Wuppertal (Germany). He too, was the proud winner of € 500 and the Bronze CANDULOR Award.

Participants who made the top 15, received material prizes in the form of subscriptions or book prizes which were generously donated by the trade publishers Quintessenz, Verlag Neuer Merkur, Spitta, Oemus Media as well as teamwork media Germany and Italy.

Mr Ioulianos Moustakis from Falkensee (Germany) took 1th place in the category "Best Documentation". He was delighted with the special prizes in form of a Victorinox Swiss Champ XLT pocket knife donated by the Oemus Media Verlag.

Further prizes for 2nd and 3rd places went to Mr Christian Geretschläger from Breitenberg (Germany) as well as Ms Blandine Boutet from Mont de Marsan (France). Mr Geretschläger received a book from publisher Verlag Neuer Merkur and Ms Boutet a book from publisher teamwork media Germany.

The jury
To do justice to the task in hand, the international jury consisted of competent experts:

- Prof. Dr. Martin Schimmel, MAS Oral Biol, University Bern
- MDT Thomas Schibler, Instructor Education International at CAMLOG Biotechnologies AG
- DT Meinrad Maier, Chief Expert CH Technical College
- DT Helmut Kircheis, Course Manager CANDULOR

This team of experts checked, discussed and finally assessed each individual piece of work. The function, esthetics, overall craftsmanship as well as the documentation of the entries were assessed using a complex process.

Visitors to the IDS were able to view all the competition entries at the CANDULOR exhibition stand in person.

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CANDULOR AG is a worldwide exporting dental company with its headquarters in Switzerland. CANDULOR's customers benefit from a complete prosthetic system: a combination of esthetics, design and functionality. Together with the science-based positioning system according to Prof. Dr. A. Gerber (Condyloform®) the physiological positioning system (Bonartic®) forms the basis of this system. The portfolio also includes the highly esthetic NFC+ tooth lines, products for registration and articulation as well as for completion and characterization. Dental technicians and dentists have trusted the Swiss products for 80 years to meet the esthetic demands of their patients. For further information please visit

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