Revolutionize the way you design a dental practice


CAPTION: Lathe E. Miller, DDS, MS, of Grand Rapids Michigan shares thoughts on his CenterPoint Design Experience.

Eight seats remain for a two-day Design Seminar in Costa Mesa, California, that has received rave reviews from past attendees.

One dentist had this to say: “In the past, I expected to come away with one or two pieces of information that I could incorporate into our business, but with the Benco Dental CenterPoint Design Seminar, I walked away with many, many items that I could use right away, with contacts to help me as we progress with our expansion project and a wealth of information that I can incorporate into our plan today.”

The two-day CenterPoint Design Seminar, slated for November 13 and 14 will include:
 Discovering the Design Secrets of the Highly Productive Practice
 Examing Ergonomics of the Operatory
 Cost Segregating & Real Estate
 Marketing Tools
 The Power of Interior Design
 Construction & Project Timeline

In addition to keynote presenter Dr. Mark Tholen, DDS, MBA and Ergonomic Design Expert, the content of the seminar features:
“Marketing Your New Practice,” with Lisa Philp, RDH, CMC, President of Transitions Group of North America
“Financing– Putting It All Together,” with Charles Loretto, Cain, Watters & Associates, P.C.
“The Power of Interior Design” with Heather Kubic Skapyak, NCIDQ, CenterPoint Design Manager, Benco Dental
Chris Hovde, of Clarion Financial

Earn six Continuing Education Credits at this ultimate dental design experience. Contact your Friendly Benco Dental Rep to reserve a seat or call 1.800.GO.BENCO.

Show PRO-SYS™ your smile and win


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

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


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:

Put your money where your mouth is?

Photo courtesy Reinast

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, 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’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:

Learn the hygienic and medical advancements of its antibacterial properties and experience the luxury of it presentation at:

Over 29 percent of adults have untreated cavities


To date, Dentistry from the Heart has helped more than 5,000 patients nationwide and provided over $1 million in dental care.

Dr. Susan Dennis, a leading dental care provider, aimed to change lives by offering free smiles to anyone in need, as she hosted a Dentistry from the Heart event October 11 at her office in Portage, Michigan.

“There are many families here in Southwest Michigan who need care for their smiles, but have no means to afford a visit to a qualified dental professional,”  Dr. Dennis told “As a team, we are excited to use our dental skills for the missions outreach. We do not need to leave our valued community to find people in need of important basic services. We are looking forward to serving these friends and neighbors right here in our office.”

Dr. Dennis, D.D.S. places a top priority on personalized patient care in a comfortable environment. The goal of her dentistry team is to help patients obtain the healthiest, most beautiful smile possible. Experienced professionals provide services using the latest innovations in treatment and technology.

She thanked the local businesses that have donated and displayed their support of this event including: Harding’s (Woodbridge and Crossroads), Center For Natural Healing and Nutrition, Dunkin Donuts, Taste of Heaven, Portage D & W, Little Caesars, Meijer (Shaver Road), Caricatures by Gene, Big Apple Bagels, Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders, Sam’s Club, Jersey Giant SUBS!, Ron’s Beans, Great Harvest Bread Co., Subway (Lovers Lane), Coachlite Cutters I & II, Benco Dental, Heidi Heimbuch-BeautiControl, Blonde Ambitionz, Phantasic Nail, Kalamazoo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, P.C., Yoga Drift by Christine Peckels, Tina Downs at Studio 24 and The Copacetics.

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