New websites help you brush up on bristles, get a handle on handpieces and chill with baby teethers.

Benco Brands relaunched the PRO-SYS website this week, with new features and details about the oral health care family.

Knowledge should be fun. At least that’s the thought process behind two new websites launched by Benco Brands.

A relaunch of the site shares the tale of an Edison™ Award-winning toothbrush and the quest of its creators for a better brush (proven 1,500 times cleaner than competitors) and the best bristles (DuPont™, the inventors of the nylon bristle.) Learn how your toothbrush purchases help people locally and globally:  For every PRO-SYS adult tapered or antimicrobial toothbrush purchased, the company will donate a toothbrush to someone in need.


PRO-SYS Baby teeters are BPA, lead and phthalate free.

While you’re there, check out the PRO-SYS® Baby Teethers, which use a unique, H-shaped toothbrush head with six soft bristle surfaces that gently massage tender gums and clean all sides of little teeth at once. (Chill in the freezer for cooling relief.)

Or find out more about dentist-recommended PRO-SYS® interdental brushes that gently remove plaque from places where toothbrushes and floss don’t.

Not familiar with double impeller technology?, a new informational site, offers colorful visuals and important details about the fiber-optic handpieces ( models (S395m, S495, S695, and SU45) ) with superior power and design.

Want to take a four 1/2 -star Dental Advisor-rated handpiece for a test drive? Find out how to set up an in-office trial:

“The Benco Brands team is very excited to launch these two new sites that will help all users learn more about two of our most successful and award winning brands!” said Richard Cohen, Benco Dental Managing Director and developer of the PRO-SYS toothbrush.

Destination CenterPoint: Envision your dental practice in living color.

Operatory at Benco Dental's Destination CenterPoint in Flower Mound, Texas.

Professional consultations with a project architect, project designer, mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineers, and IMG_1854interior designers.  Showrooms that offer the ability to test drive furnishings and equipment before choosing them for your own dental practice. Design seminars led by industry leaders such as ergonomics expert Dr. Mark Tholen, who blends practical ROI formulas with workable action plans.

Expect these offerings and so many more at a Destination CenterPoint.

Within the past 10 years, Benco Dental, the nation’s largest privately-owned dental distributor established three of these unique showrooms, in Pennsylvania, California and Texas, to enhance its level of commitment to the more than 35,000 dentists and dental laboratories the company currently services nationwide.

Today, an Open House at 501 Lakeside Parkway, Ste. 100, Flower Mound,  will enable Benco Dental to offer guided tours, live demonstrations of same-day dentistry technology and a Texas-sized welcome.  The newest design showroom will deliver to the lower Midwest a selection of dental equipment and IMG_1878[1]technology (North America’s largest) that has been referred to by practitioners in California, as “dentistry’s Disneyland.”

At 5:15 p.m., Destination CenterPoint guests at the Open House in  Flower Mound can expect:

For those unable to attend today, Benco Dental extends a red-carpet treatment invitation. Call 1-800-GO-BENCO for details.


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:


Who doesn’t love a dental riddle?


Q: What do you wear to celebrate National Child Health DayNational Dental Hygiene Month and Halloween?

A: A Zooby® Pediatric Bib, of course.


Q: What steps do you take if you a tiger is running towards you? A: (Big ones!)

An October launch occurs just in time for new Zooby Pediatric Bibs to help transform patients into one of five wild characters. Each bib features the body of an animal and acts as a costume that helps pediatric patients find some fun and use their imagination at each dental appointment.

The cast:

  • Allie the Alligator
  • Francesca the Flamingo
  • Talon the Tiger
  • Toby the Turtle
  • Penelope the Penguin

On the serious side, according to Zooby, this non-permeable neck adornment give patients a strong protective barrier against moisture. Measuring 13.5 x 9 inches, these pediatric-size bibs are designed with children in mind.

Purchase Zooby Pediatric Bibs from your favorite dental dealer, including Benco Dental.

For more October-themed riddles for kids (or my manager Rachel):


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.

(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.

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: