The team of experts examined, screened and evaluated the individual pieces of work. The criteria for evaluation included model assembly, model analysis, anterior and posterior tooth set-up, static and dynamic occlusion, esthetics and workmanship, as well as the documentation.
Steffen Rohrbach: «It is a very special honor for me to be part of this competition and the KZW tradition. And I must admit that the analog approach to high quality prosthetics still makes the heart beat faster.»
The winners were announced during the CANDULOR event, at the "Bauwerk Köln" on March 15, 2023. The 25 best entries were exhibited that evening and prizes were awarded to the first 15 Kunstzahnwerk creations . The non-cash and cash prizes, in the form of annual subscriptions, shopping vouchers and books, were sponsored by the trade publishers Quintessenz Publishing, Verlag Neuer Merkur, Spitta, Oemus Media, mgo fachverlage, DentAvantgArt and, of course, by CANDULOR.
Sebastian Guttenberger from Pirk (DE) won first place. The dental technician from Zahntechnik Hierold was particularly convincing with regard to denture design and finishing and was able to outperform the other 52 entries. He received EUR 1,500 prize money and the Gold CANDULOR Award. In fact, Sebastian achieved a double victory, as he also took first place for his documentation. He was overwhelmed by the ranking and appreciation of his work, especially since this was the first time he had participated in this competition.