Q: What’s red, white and blue and makes use of Lady Liberty’s majesty?


A: The Greater New York Dental Meeting, which begins Friday, November 28 and continues through Wednesday, December 3.

What better deal on Black Friday than:

  • 350 Scientific Programs
  • Over 700 Exhibitors
  • 6 Hours of Free CE Daily
  • Live 450-Seat Dentistry Arena
  • ColLABoration: Dental Lab for Dental Technicians
  • Implant Expo & Technology Pavilion

What’s new this year? Greater NY Dental Meeting invites people to join the official “Ribbon Cutting” of the Inaugural 2014 World Implant EXPO on Sunday, November 30, 1:30 p.m. on the Exhibit Floor Classroom 1, Aisle 2000, as well as the Opening Day Reception following the completion of Sunday’s program at 5:15 p.m

While traveling, take your show on the road with the GNYDM 2014 Mobile App- get breaking news, win cool prizes and join the conversation with the official hashtag #GNYDM.

Stay safe with turkey, stay away from sticky situations

turkey loving

By Kelsi Matylewicz/ Benco Dental Intern

Some Thanksgiving table traditions can affect your oral health, but there are some simple ways you can help battle cavities while still enjoying your favorite holiday trimmings.

Try to pair carb-heavy foods (stuffing, rolls, pies, cakes) with some protein (turkey). This helps to counteract some of the acids produced when sugars and bacteria in the mouth come together.

Limit your consumption of sticky foods. These foods take longer to chew, meaning they stay in the mouth longer and increase cavity risk.

Gum brand travel brush with dome trim features antibacterial protected bristles to keep brush cleaner between uses and a snap-lock cap/handle extension. Gentle tongue cleaner helps to gently remove odor-causing bacteria. Available at Benco.com. https://shop.benco.com/Product/4735-815/gum-travel-toothbrush-pk12

Gum brand travel brush with dome trim features antibacterial protected bristles to keep brush cleaner between uses and a snap-lock cap/handle extension. Gentle tongue cleaner helps to gently remove odor-causing bacteria. Available at Benco.com.

Don’t forget to carry a travel toothbrush with you to your Thanksgiving meal destination. If for some reason you can’t brush your teeth, rinse with water to rid of debris and acids in your mouth.

Finally, (even though we all know it’s hard to do) try not to graze so much because every time you do, it is adding more acids.

By following these simple holiday dental care tips, provided by Best Dentist News, you can keep your teeth and gums healthy while still enjoying all of your favorite holiday foods!

PS: Another friendly reminder, include your five major food groups :

  • Milk:– Great in mashed potatoes.
  • Meat: –Plain old turkey or ham.
  • Grains: – Stuffing and warm bread drizzled with butter.
  • Vegetables: – Yummy yams and broccoli casserole.
  • Fruits: –Cranberry sauce and delicious fruit salad.

To view more visit http://dentistry.about.com/od/dentalhealth/a/thanksgiving.htm

Having a bad day? Spare a thought for two dentists who have seen it all.

In one of four catastrophes to batter their dental practice, a poor parking job destroyed the entrance to Mission Family Dentistry in Oceanside, California. No patients were present and no one was hurt.

By Brian Dawson/Incisal Edge Managing Editor

Through no fault of their own, two San Diego–area dentists have become catastrophe-preparedness experts. In just the past decade, their practice has been battered by two fires, a major water leak and, this past spring, a car that crashed through their storefront and came to rest in their waiting room.

Take it from Drs. Roger Moynihan and Amy Jessel, the husband-and-wife team behind Mission Family Dentistry in Oceanside, California: Both preparedness and after-the-fact smarts are key.

• KNOW YOUR COVERAGE INSIDE AND OUT. “Be sure your insurance is adequate and that you know what you have,” Dr. Jessel says.

• HAVE A CONTINGENCY PLAN. Only once, after the first fire in 2004, did Mission have to relocate; they worked from a temporary space nearby for eight months.

• A POSITIVE ATTITUDE IS INVALUABLE. “When people ask us about our bad luck, I like to think we actually have a guardian angel hovering over us,” Dr. Jessel says.

• ANY ACCIDENT OFFERS A PREPAREDNESS TEMPLATE FOR NEXT TIME. None of the four incidents was Mission Family Dentistry’s fault; the practice is in a strip mall, and the two fires and the water leak all started in nearby businesses.

Read the complete interview in the latest issue of dental lifestyle magazine Incisal Edge: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2bc2b9ad#/2bc2b9ad/26

You never know who you’re inspiring.

“Walk those rich lines, defy the odds, push the envelope — because you never know who you’re inspiring,” said Katti Webb Simpson, IPDH, of Foxcroft, Maine, during her acceptance of the Lucy Hobbs Project® Clinical Expertise Award in 2014.

She speaks from experience. In 2008, the Pine Tree State became the second in the country to pass a law permitting dental hygienists to practice independently of supervising dentists so long as they meet criteria. Webb Simpson is doing her part to offer access to care by treating Medicaid patients out of our her 19th-century farmhouse in central Maine.

So continue the inspirational stories of Lucy Hobbs Award honorees from past years. Beginning now, through the January 16, 2015 deadline, Benco Dental encourages nominations of women who are setting new benchmarks in the dental profession. Contest entrants are directed to the 2015 Lucy Hobbs Project® Awards Nomination Form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LHP2015

The Lucy Hobbs Project® Annual Celebration Honoring Exemplary Women in the Dental Community, slated to take place at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, June 4 – 5, 2015, will honor the winners.

Incisal Edge summer edition profiles the 2014 Lucy Hobbs Project Award recipients.

Incisal Edge summer edition profiles the 2014 Lucy Hobbs Project Award recipients.

The annual event, named for the woman who, in 1866, became the first American female to earn a degree in dentistry, will recognize and award industry professionals whose achievements mirror those established by Lucy Hobbs.

From operatory to laboratory, a new generation of women is changing dentistry. The Lucy Hobbs Project®, powered by Benco Dental, aims to recognize these revolutionaries with awards that celebrate their distinctive talents. Six categories for consideration include:

  • Woman to Watch: An up-and-coming leader who utilizes her position to create positive change in the industry.
  • Industry Icon: A trailblazer who is consistently recognized and admired for her work in the dental industry.
  • Mentor: An advisor who recognizes the importance of supporting, educating and encouraging others.
  • Innovator: A groundbreaker who demonstrates a willingness to implement new technologies and business processes without fear of potential failure
  • Humanitarian: An altruist who works tirelessly for a charity or cause that benefits the well-being of others.
  • Clinical Expert: A skillful practitioner who embraces advancements and adeptly integrates them into patient care.

Individuals and organizations may submit nominations. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominate someone who inspires you or enter today using the 2015 Lucy Hobbs Project® Awards Nomination Form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LHP2015

Powered by Benco Dental, the largest privately-owned dental distribution company in the United States, The Lucy Hobbs Project® empowers women in dentistry to drive change and deliver success through networking, innovation and giving back. Named after Hobbs, this project aims to bring women together from all facets of the dental industry – dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, receptionists, sales representatives and others. The project is free to join and offers networking opportunities, education programs and charitable events.

Among the 2014 Lucy Hobbs Award honorees are women whose unwavering professional dedication merits accolades: Joan Austin (1931-2013); Karen Gear, DDS; Mary Hartigan, DDS; Maria Maranga, DDS; Terryl A. Propper, DDS, MS; Katti Webb Simpson, IPDH; and Kaaren G. Vargas, DDS, PhD.

To learn more and sign up for The Lucy Hobbs Project®, visit The Lucy Hobbs Project® website at: www.thelucyhobbsproject.com




Hands-On Demonstrations

Dr. Joseph R. Fox will offer hands-on demonstrations at CenterPoint West, Benco Dental Design Showroom
in Costa Mesa, California.

By Kelsi Matylewicz/ Benco Dental Social Media Intern

Benco Dental and Glidewell Laboratories will host a seminar for same day crowns, utilizing digital impressions and chairside milling.

The presenter will be Dr. Joseph R. Fox, DDS, whom after serving in the Army went on to attend the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry in San Antonio. He relocated to Arizona, where he has been practicing ever since. Dr. Fox is a fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and pursues continuing education.

The seminar takes place on December 4, 2014. CE: 2 Credits  Fee: Free

Time: 5:30 p.m. Registration,
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Lecture and Hands-On

Location: Benco Dental Design Showroom
3590 Harbor Gateway N
Costa Mesa, California 92626

In order to register, contact Irene Acuesta-Miranda

Phone: 714-424-0977 x 5         Email: iacuesta-miranda@benco.com

For more information visit: http://www.glidewelldental.com/email-blast/2014-11/benco-dental/email.html