Real Men Wear Fuchsia.

The Real Men Wear Fuchsia contest is returning for 2015 and it’s better than ever, according to Benco Dental. With each box of Nitrile Plus Fuchsia Large Gloves and masks purchased, a donation is made to the Keep A Breast Foundation ™, whose mission is to help eradicate breast cancer by exposing young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support.

Launched for the first time in 2014, Benco Dental’s Real Men Wear Fuchsia campaign to create awareness for  the Keep A Breast Foundation™ is returning for 2015.

The Real Men Wear Fuchsia contest is back and it’s better than ever, according to the nation’s largest privately owned dental distributor, Benco Dental. With each box of Nitrile Plus Fuchsia large gloves and masks purchased, a donation is made to the Keep A Breast Foundation™, whose mission is to help eradicate breast cancer by exposing young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support.

In its inaugural year, the campaign resulted in a donation to the Foundation of more than $34,000.

How can Benco customers enter to win natural extensions Nitrile Plus Fuchsia gloves free for a year (and show support)? Two easy steps:

  1. Snap a picture of male dental practice staff wearing Nitrile Plus Fuchsia gloves. Your pic is your entry.
  2. E-mail photos to Tim Scharle: tscharle@benco.com
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Looking for photo ideas? Take some cues from the 2014 contest winner Dr. Bryan Sipes, whose photo submission won based on a random draw.

Looking for photo ideas? Take some cues from the 2014 contest winner Dr. Bryan Sipes, whose photo submission won based on a random draw. Or be inspired by the Benco Dental family, who got in on the act last year at the home office, CenterPoint East, in Pennsylvania.

A few details:

  1. Contest runs September 1 through October 31, 2015
  2. Photos must include men, but also can include women.
  3. Photos will be featured on Benco.com and social media @BencoDental.
  4. During the contest, those buying one box of Natural Extensions Nitrile Plus Fuchsia Large Gloves gets one free!
  5. Questions? Call 570.602.4968

 

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The Benco Dental family, gave the Real Men Wear Fuchsia campaign a boost at the company’s home office, CenterPoint East, in Pennsylvania. Shown, Mike McElaney, Director of Sales, Northeast Region, and George Rable, Vice President, Culture and People.

Benco delivers singular style to dentistry with Herman Miller and Nemschoff

From business area to reception lounge to consult room (shown), Herman Miller and Nemschoff design and engineer their products for the unique requirements of healthcare environments. As a new Herman Miller Healthcare dealer, Benco Dental, the nation’s largest privately-owned dental distribution company, now offers oral health professionals an elevated new world in which to work.

The sophisticated furnishings of Herman Miller and Nemschoff have been used in stylish, versus sterilizing, healthcare environments for five decades, elevating the human experience of care. As a new Herman Miller Healthcare dealer, Benco Dental, the nation’s largest privately-owned dental distribution company, now offers oral health professionals an elevated new world in which to work.

The integration of Herman Miller and Nemschoff lines of furniture into its CenterPoint design showrooms will allow Benco Dental to provide a unique opportunity for its customers: Addressing all of their interior design needs in one place.

CenterPoint Design Showroom, Costa Mesa, CA

Benco Dental invites practitioners thinking about updating, expanding, or opening a brand-new office to make Destination CenterPoint their first stop. Dental professionals can visit a Destination CenterPoint showroom in Northeastern PA or Orange County, CA (shown). In October, 2015, a third location will open in Dallas, Texas.

“From flooring to wall coverings, and now with the addition of the Herman Miller and Nemschoff lines of furniture, our CenterPoint Design team is ready to create the dental practice of singular style. With our new product offerings from Herman Miller, our company has proven its commitment to being the sole source for all dental practice needs,” said Pat Arsenault,

Director of Equipment Sales and CenterPoint Services at Benco Dental.

Aligned in their missions of empowering great people to do great work, the three enterprises offer products and services of a complementary nature as well. Founded in 1950, in 1957 Nemschoff entered the healthcare market with designs based on a study exploring ways to improve care for the elderly. This began the company’s legacy of research-based design. Herman Miller Healthcare (a past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Award,)  and Nemschoff made their official debut as unified brands in 2011, bringing together unmatched expertise and the industry’s most comprehensive product offering globally. Within the past 83 years, Benco Dental has grown from a single downtown location to a national network of more than 65 regional locations, five distribution centers, and two design showrooms. Those CenterPoint design showrooms, one at the company’s Pennsylvania headquarters and one in Southern California, feature North America’s largest selection of dental equipment and technology, as well as a hands-on dental design experience, to assist dentists in the planning and construction of a new office.

Charles Cohen, Benco Dental managing director, said that he looks forward to uniting Benco’s full-service approach with Nemschoff’s commitment to craftsmanship and Herman Miller’s research-led approach to offer inventive designs based in ergonomic and healthcare expertise.

“As part of the Benco difference, we strive to deliver a broad array of products and services and insightful solutions. We begin each initiative by asking ‘what does the customer want’,” Cohen said. “Our goal is to combine Herman Miller and Nemschoff’s problem-solving design with Benco Dental’s industry expertise and willingness to try new ideas.”

For more information, email hermanmiller@benco.com, or schedule a CenterPoint Experience by visiting benco.com or calling 1.800.GO.BENCO.

Show your dentist some love! Even bad luck can be a bonding experience.

(Courtesy Instagram)

Jimmy Fallon @jimmyfallon showed the world with this Instagram photo Friday (above) that he’s a regular person like the rest of us. He tries to open stuff with his teeth, experiences consecutive misfortunes, and becomes the butt of jokes among his friends and loved ones.

His reaction should serve as an example – instead of wallowing in misery, what does he do? First, finds the humor in his situation, next, publicly gives props to his dentist.

You can’t tell me that somewhere, an oral health caregiver wasn’t screencapping Fallon’s “Thank you Dr. Jobe DDS!”  Friday and feeling sufficiently bonded with a patient.

Lessons learned: Misery doesn’t love company. Humor and gratitude go a long way.

¿Cómo se dice “healthy teeth”? Ask America’s ToothFairy.

Photo Courtesy America's ToothFairy Kids Club. Brady Reiter, star of the Tooth Fairy 2
As if the winged wonder of the dental world wasn’t already impressing us with her mad scheduling skills, America’s ToothFairy now prepares to enchant children with her bilingual abilities.
According to a recent article by DrBicuspid Staff:

America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health (NCOHF) has launched its El Club de los Niños, the Spanish-language version of its America’s ToothFairy Kids Club.

The NCOHF is partnering with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation and other national and regional partners to expand access to care and education among at-risk, Spanish-speaking children and families.

The club welcomes individual children and groups of children through participating schools, community health clinics, after-school programs, and childcare centers to register for the club at www.ATNinos.org.

What can club members (children ages 3 to 12) anticipate? Monthly personalized letters from said tooth fairy, along with tips, activities, recipes, songs, and more to teach and reinforce positive oral health behaviors.

A monthly Parents Corner offers practical tips and strategies for caregivers to encourage healthy habits at home.

Always wanted to chat with the ToothFairy? For more information, call at 800-559-9838 or visit info@ncohf.org to learn more.

Extreme inspiration: ‘Ninja’ dentist, fighter pilot address top women in dentistry

Award recipients at the Lucy Hobbs Project annual Celebration hosted June 4 and 5 in Baltimore.
Front row, from left: 2015 Humanitarian Award - BB Maboby Bahadarakhann, 2015 Mentor Award - Dr. Luz Marina Aguirre, 2015 Innovator Award - Dr. Lindsay Limbaugh, 2015 Clinical Expertise Award - Dr. Kendra S. Schaefer. Back row, award presenters and recipients 2015 Benco Dental Trailblazer Award -  Kealy Akin,  2014 Industry Icon Award - Dr. Mary Hartigan, 2014 Innovator Award - Dr. Karen Gear, 2013 Clinical Expertise Award - Dr. Lynda Dean-Duru.
Carla Rawheiser, R.D.H. (left) and her daughter Becca, 21, (right) a student at the University of Delaware presented clothing donations for Dress For Success to Julie Radzyminski, Benco Dental’s director of business innovation and the coordinator of the Lucy Hobbs Project.

Carla Rawheiser, R.D.H. (left) and her daughter Becca, 21, (right) a student at the University of Delaware presented clothing donations for Dress For Success to Julie Radzyminski, Benco Dental’s director of business innovation and the coordinator of the Lucy Hobbs Project.

At their seats in the audience, Carla Rawheiser, R.D.H. and her daughter Becca, 21, clasped hands and shared smiles. The impetus: During an acceptance speech, Lucy Hobbs Project Innovator Award recipient, Dr. Lindsay Limbaugh, had just publicly thanked her mother Marsha Miller, with whom she had traveled more than 11 hours from their home in Alabama.

“I think Lucy Hobbs would be extraordinarily proud of my mom,” said Dr. Limbaugh. “I can still hear my mom’s little voice in my head saying ‘Do it the right way the first time.’ I’ll do my best to honor Dr. Lucy Hobbs with this award.”

The themes of gratitude, passion and determination recurred throughout the two-day fete of exemplary women in dentistry, held June 4 and 5 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Lucy Hobbs Project® third annual event began with an evening at the National Museum of Dentistry and culminated with the recognition of six exemplary women in the dental community.

Mentors and students, mothers and daughters, clinicians and their teams were among the 110 attendees networking, sharing experiences and discussing challenges and the transformations they inspire. The 2015 Lucy Hobbs Award Winners include:

* Woman To Watch Award – Dr. Amanda Seay, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina,

* Innovator Award – Dr. Lindsay Limbaugh, Huntsville, Alabama,

* Mentor Award – Dr. Luz Marina Aguirre, New York, New York,

* Humanitarian Award – BB Maboby Bahadarakhann, Newport Beach, California,

* Industry Icon Award – Dr. Esther M. Wilkins, Boston, Massachusetts, and

* Clinical Expertise Award – Dr. Kendra S. Schaefer, Madison, Wisconsin.

Esther Wilkins, BS, RDH, DMD, accepted her Industry Icon award virtually from her home in Boston, which is blocks away from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she graduated in 1949. At 98, the author of Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist continues to share knowledge amassed throughout a legendary career.

“Beneath your greatest fears lie your greatest transformations,” Dr. Desiree Walker said to those in attendance at the annual Lucy Hobbs Project Celebration. Walker, who overcame both musculoskeletal problems that afflicted her in dental school and an accident in which she was hit by a van during a cycling race, shared a bit of her personal story with the crowd June 5 at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards as well. “Because I can defy gravity, people think I’m fearless. That’s simply not me,” she said."I am so thankful for the obstacles, hardships and fears that I face."

“Beneath your greatest fears lie your greatest transformations,” Dr. Desiree Walker said to those in attendance at the annual Lucy Hobbs Project Celebration. Walker, who overcame both musculoskeletal problems that afflicted her in dental school and an accident in which she was hit by a van during a cycling race, shared a bit of her personal story with the crowd June 5 at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards as well. “Because I can defy gravity, people think I’m fearless. That’s simply not me,” she said.”I am so thankful for the obstacles, hardships and fears that I face.”

Welcome speaker Desiree Walker, DDS, (a North Carolina dentist known for her multiple appearances on American Ninja Warrior, NBC’s extreme-obstacle competition) offered a tribute to the project’s namesake, Dr. Lucy Hobbs, who in 1866 became the first American woman to earn a dental degree.

“Lucy Hobbs ran toward her fears. She not only transformed herself, she transformed the whole world of dentistry.”

Powered by Benco Dental, The Lucy Hobbs Project® is a national, long-term program based on three pillars – networking, innovating 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.

Continuing-education presenter and motivational speaker Dave Weber brought the crowd to their feet on more than one occasion with his energy.

Continuing-education presenter and motivational speaker Dave Weber brought the crowd to their feet on more than one occasion with his energy.

The room resonated with stories of journeys of courage and pioneering spirit, from continuing-education presenter and motivational speaker Dave Weber to keynote speaker Carey Lohrenz, the U.S. military’s first female F-14 Tomcat fighter pilot. Julie Radzyminski, Benco Dental’s director of business innovation and the coordinator of the Lucy Hobbs Project, had a simple appeal for the attendees: “Let these stories inspire us,” she said.

To access details regarding these events or to sign up for The Lucy Hobbs Project®, visit: www.thelucyhobbsproject.com