Revolutionize the way you design a dental practice

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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.

Be informed: ADA offers dental advisory on Ebola

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As of October 17, 2014, dental professionals are advised of the following, according to an ADA report:

A person infected with Ebola is not considered contagious until symptoms appear. Due to the virulent nature of the disease, it is highly unlikely that someone with Ebola symptoms will seek dental care when they are severely ill. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the ADA Division of Science, dental professionals are advised to take a medical history, including a travel history from their patients with symptoms in which a viral infection is suspected.

Dentists are advised not to treat patients if they have these signs and symptoms for Ebola.

Four steps dental professionals and staff in contact with the patient should take if a patient is feeling feverish and their travel history indicates Ebola risk:

  • immediately protect themselves by using standard precautions with physical barriers (gowns, masks, face protection, and gloves)
  • immediately call 911 on behalf of the patient
  • notify the appropriate state or local health department authorities
  • ask the health department to provide you and your staff with the most up-to-date guidance on removing and disposing of potentially contaminated materials and equipment, including the physical barriers.

The ADA remains in contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) regarding Ebola and is dedicated to providing the most up to date information for dental professionals on this evolving issues.

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.

 

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