Are you a weekend Wunderkind?


Always innovating, even on your downtime?

“In my years of interacting with many of the world’s most inventive companies, I’ve noticed that often the most innovative and talented people don’t realize how exceptionally creative they are.   It’s just their norm—they eat . . . breathe . . . brush their teeth . . . churn out game-changing ideas . . . ” said Mindy Manes, Edison Awards™ Chief Operating Officer.

If you as a dental student or professional, are one of these talented thinkers,  take advantage of a powerful opportunity to boost recognition and market visibility of your innovative product or service with an Edison Award™.
Make the best use of your budget and nominate before November 6 to take advantage of the early bird discounts and
maximize your exposure to our audience.

Who has won Edison Awards in the past? Glad you asked.

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Edison Award dental category finalists were profiled in the 2014 Spring edition of Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine.

2014 marked the inaugural year for dental categories, when the industry and individuals offered proof to the world that you’re the definition of innovation. Winners in five categories are listed below:

Dental & ENT Surgical Tools

  •     Gold, Ti-Max Z45L by NSK
  •     Silver, DIEGO® ELITE™ Multidebrider® by Olympus Corporation of the Americas
  •     Bronze,    elements™free obturation system by Kerr Endodontics

Dental Patient Care

  •     Gold, Lily™ Method Pacifier Weaning System by Inventionstring, LLC
  •     Silver, PRO-SYS® by Benco Dental Supply Company
  •     Bronze, Molar Media Mount by Molar Media Mount, LLC

Dental Scanners & 3D Printers

  •     Gold, 3DS Healthcare by 3D Systems
  •     Silver, 3M™ True Definition Scanner by 3M ESPE Dental
  •     Bronze, CS 3500 by Carestream Dental

X-Ray & Laser Tools

  •     Gold, Solea by Convergent Dental
  •     Silver, NOMAD™ Pro 2 Handheld X-ray System by Aribex, Inc.
  •     Bronze, Green CT® by Vatech


  •     Gold, Opal Clinical Genome Informatics, Interpretation & Reporting System by Omicia, Inc.
  •     Silver, NOMAD™ MD Handheld X-ray System by Aribex, Inc.
  •     Bronze, Simoa by Quanterix

Read interviews with dental category finalists in Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine:

View the complete list of award winners for 2014:

Nominate today:

Celebration time!

Photo: Eric Larsen for Incisal Edge

Success in your practice should translate to success in your glass. Jeffery Lindenmuth @LindenmuthJ, who has covered the world of premium tipples for publications including Bon Appetit, Men’s Heath, Food Arts and Private Air, discusses the finer points of a few Champagnes worth popping their cork for in the latest edition of Incisal Edge dental Screenshot 2015-10-07 18.27.47lifestyle mag.

“Champagne producers have spent years telling us that their legendary sparkling wines are for more than just celebration. But there’s another approach we prefer even more: Have more celebrations!”

For starters, toast the anniversary of your new operatory. Or raise a glass to Wednesday. If you’re Benco Dental, celebrate the grand exposition of your third Destination CenterPoint, slated for its ribbon-cutting ceremony tomorrow at the grand design showroom in Flower Mound, Texas.

“The truth is, when everyday life is great, your everyday wines should be too. The prestigious Champagnes he discusses represent a step up from the common entry-level offerings from their respective houses. Opening any one of these exclusive bottles is.. well, worthy of celebration in itself.”

Read what Lindenmuth has to say about Cuvee Rose Laurent-Perrier ($100), Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes D’Or Grand Cuvee 2002 ($140), Champagne Collet Esprit Couture ($90) and Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Brut 2006 ($75) in Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazines’ 40 Under 40 edition:


When in Rome…take a pass on the tiramisu.


Skip the gelato and the terrine (nougat) while you’re at it. Completely ignore Eating Italy Tour’s travel blog Top 10 Guide to the Best Sweets.

An orthodontist who oversaw the examination of 30 Pompeii inhabitants who were preserved in hardened ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, shared this sentiment with Quartz magazine:

“The inhabitants of Pompeii ate a lot of fruit and vegetables but very little sugar,” said orthodontist Elisa

(Photo: Splash and CAT scan of the 30 Pompeii inhabitants who were preserved in hardened ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. The victims' bodies were encased in ash and later filled with plaster cast.

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CAT scan of the 30 Pompeii inhabitants who were preserved in hardened ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. The victims’ bodies were encased in ash and later filled with plaster cast.

Vanacore. “They ate better than we did and have really good teeth.”

Scientists appointed by the Archaeological Superintendence of Pompeii have used CAT scans to examine the preserved remains. The group, headed by radiologist Giovanni Babino, released photos of their work on Sept. 29, and revealed in a press conference that the ancient Romans had perfect teeth and “no immediate discernible need for dentists,” according news agency Agenzia Giornalistica Italia.

Though Pompeii citizens never used toothbrushes or toothpaste, they had healthy teeth thanks to their low-sugar diet. Massimo Osanna, superintendent of the World Heritage-listed site, said their diet was “balanced and healthy, similar to what we now call the Mediterranean diet,” according to The Telegraph.


(Photo:Splash) Ancient Romans killed in Pompeii had perfect teeth because of low sugar diet – scans reveal. The scans showed the ancient remains had perfect teeth.

More advice we can glean from the ancient civilization?

Fluoride matters.

Vanacore added in his interview that Pompeii citizens’ teeth would have benefitted from high levels of fluorine in the air and water near the volcano.

When you’re Googling the Mediterranean diet, be sure to read the full story in Quartz:

Get those creative juices flowing. All that stands between you and $5,000 is one great idea.


Calling all dentists, dental students, architects, interior designers.

Don’t waste another minute. You’ve only got 1,020 remaining (that’s 17 hours, if you’re not ready for early morning number crunching) to share your vision for the future of dentistry.

You might be a few brilliant brain surges away from earning a $5,000 prize and appearing in a national magazine as part of the 3nd annual Incisal Edge Design Contest sponsored by Clarion Financial.

Visit; enter your dental practice Design of the Future concept and prepare for the adulation that may follow. Deadline: Midnight.

Incisal Edgethe leading lifestyle magazine for dental professionals, offers a Design of the Future category that invites contest participants to create an imaginative setting for the patients and practitioners of tomorrow. Improvement, innovation and inspiration with no boundaries – if you can dream it, submit it. The reward: a $5,000 grand prize. Winners will receive a a profile in the Incisal Edge Winter issue.

Why are you still reading? Get to work.

Who knew plain old toothpaste was so versatile?

shutterstock_207485305, it would seem.

Maybe you’ve removed tarnish from your silver jewelry in a pinch with an old toothbrush and a dab of traditional white paste, but have you ever thought of using this medicine cabinet mainstay to remove tea and coffee stains from mugs? Or to banish the garlic scent that lingers on your fingers after mincing a fresh clove for your homemade salsa recipe?

In a recent article,  explains:

“Toothpaste’s main role is, of course, to leave your mouth squeaky clean and (hopefully) cavity-free. But its cleansing power and abrasive texture actually makes it quite useful all over the house.
One caveat: If you clean, shine, or solve other problems toothpaste, choose the regular white version instead of a gel, which has ingredients that may work againt your best intentions.”

Piro offers six more “ingenious uses,” some of which might translate to your household cleaning: “rub a bit of toothpaste over your bathroom fixtures with a wet sponge to get gunk off chrome,” and even to your wardrobe: “get your tennis shoes to their just-out-of-the-box state by scrubbing with a toothpaste.”

Read more of her tips at:

Or if you care more for your car than your kitchen, grab a soft cloth and head for your driveway.

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Not my Jetta’s headlights, but a great take on toothpaste’s track record as a clever cleaning agent, courtesy of Sarah Lipoff for pop

This MolarMuse put a Pinterest tip for toothpaste to the test on a Volkswagen’s visual impairment– unclear headlights. The result: a brighter view.