Show PRO-SYS™ your smile and win

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Just when you thought selfies couldn’t get any more viral, oral care brand PRO-SYS plans to deliver a prime selfie ProSys_selfie_contest_infoKelsiopportunity at the Greater New York Dental Meeting in November (November 28 to December 3), complete with a chance to win $500 in prizes.

Anyone attending should visit Booth #1734 at the GNYDM for a PRO-SYS@ Smile Shot and a chance to win $500 in PRO-SYS™ products.

If you’re not able to attend the GNYDM, no worries, your smile can still compete:

1. Take a selfie (double entry if you have a PRO-SYS™ product in the photo).

2. Post your PRO-SYS™ smile to the PRO-SYS™ Facebook page #PROSYSSMILE or email your entries to info@pro-sys.com

All images received by December 15, 2014 will enter you to win.

 

Women in dentistry: Share your style.

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Spend an evening with an ‘Influential Woman’  and boost the spirits of women in need.

Members of the dental industry are invited to attend a gathering that will offer a unique opportunity to gain skills in leadership and strategic planning, October 23 in Rochester, New York. Hosted by Benco Dental at Pomodoro, 3400 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY, from 6 to 9 p.m., the Lucy Hobbs Project™ event will feature Sarah Anders, Senior Vice President of North America Sales for Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.  who was recognized in 2013 as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women in Dentistry.

Members of the dental industry are invited at no charge, but each attendee is asked to bring a gently used outfit to benefit Dress for Success Rochester.

At Pomodoro, light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be available.  Space is limited. For details regarding this event or to register, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/lucy-hobbs-networking-event-rochester-ny-tickets-13068374861

Named for the woman who, in 1866, became the first American female to earn a degree in dentistry, The Lucy Hobbs Project™ inspires women in the profession to drive change and deliver success through networking, innovation and giving back. Dr. Hobbs, denied access to education because of her gender, learned dentistry with the assist of a mentor, through apprenticeship, and eventually graduated from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery. Free to join, the project aims to bring women together from all facets of the dental industry.  To sign up for The Lucy Hobbs Project, visit: thelucyhobbsproject.com

Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest privately-owned dental company in the United States, offering a full array of supplies, equipment and services to dentists across the nation.  For more information, visit benco.com or call 1.800.GO.BENCO.

Begin November in Indian Wells, California

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in California will host the 2014 DTA Annual Meeting

Dinner featuring Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian, David McCullough, Tesla test drives and sunrise yoga – activities aimed to welcome the dental industry to the 2014 Dental Trade Alliance Annual Meeting.

Hosted November 3 through 7 at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa, Indian Wells, California, the conference will begin with A Women in Business Network Dinner.

Opening the November 5 business meeting: Dr. Marc B. Cooper, private periodontist, and author of seven successful books, whose electronic newsletter reaches thousands of subscribers in 31 countries.

Find out more about the DTA’s program of  business speakers who aim to provide tangible take-home tools: https://www.dentaltradealliance.org/Annual-Meeting-Speakers/annual-meeting-speakers.html

Put your money where your mouth is?

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The Olympic Torch Cauldron. World’s lightest bicycle. The body of Apple’s PowerBook line. SR-71 “Blackbird” war plane. The Reinast toothbrush?

It was only a matter of time before a new use for the fourth most abundant, yet difficult to isolate metal came to light in the form of a luxury dental product.

Released in 2013 and touted by its creators as the “first everlasting hygienic toothbrush” this marvel of German engineering took more than four years to create and starts at  $4,320.

In an interview with gizmodo.com, Reinast designers explained the inspiration behind its curvaceously designed handle: a miswak branch, which presented as one of the earliest forms of tooth hygiene in ancient Egypt.

Reinast custom built a diamond-embedded version of the toothbrush for a Middle Eastern sultanate, according to gizmodo.com’s report, in line with the toothbrush creator’s vision for its ideal purchaser, as described by Chief Technology Officer Dr. Djorde Djokovic:

“The type of client we have in mind and are currently selling to are those with an incredibly high net-worth. People who have their own yachts, people who have their own private jets—it’s for people who can spend this amount of money on a product they deem beautiful. And one that doesn’t exist on the market elsewhere.”

To view an illustration of how many standard toothbrushes you could buy for just the initial cost of the Reinast Luxury Toothbrush, visit: gizmodo.com

Learn the hygienic and medical advancements of its antibacterial properties and experience the luxury of it presentation at: http://www.reinast.com/experience

Does a dentist need a suit of armor?

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Studies suggest a link between anger and teeth grinding that can result in bruxism.

But anger that results in the injury of a dentist? That might be linked to a tooth infection.

At least in the case of a Pennsylvania man who, according to an Associated Press report, says he assaulted his dentist with a tire iron because he was angry that the dentist wanted to prescribe antibiotics rather than pull an infected tooth.

In an Erie Times-News story, Erie police say 30-year-old Philip Kienholz “cornered the dentist while he was treating a juvenile patient, then hit the doctor in the wrist with the tire iron before running away.”

During his sentencing (16 months to four years in state prison), Keinholz offered the explanation Tuesday that he assaulted his dentist because “he couldn’t afford dental treatment and knew he’d get it in prison.”

According to the report, the Erie man had pleaded guilty but mentally ill in September to charges of aggravated assault and possessing an instrument of crime.

Information from: Erie Times-News, http://www.goerie.com