Nothing C.A.S.U.A.L. about this show of support

Caption: Benco Dental associates raise funds to promote colon cancer awareness and screenings. Shown on March 27, wearing the color of support, are associates, from left:  Michelle Waschek, Jennifer Powlus, Florence Marchesano, Janna Buchholz, Diane Schafer, Kim Egroff, Michelle Lees, Michelle Kovaleski, Jerry Phillips. C.A.S.U.A.L (Colon cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day, instituted by the Northeast […]

No fuss, no muss. One expert shares his impressions.

Which simple, cost-effective and necessary material can be found at any dental practice? Points if you guessed alginate. The catch: few can make alginate impressions right the first time. Mess-free? That’s asking a lot. Or not. Howard Strassler, DMD, a professor and the Director of Operative Dentistry at the University of Maryland Dental School who practices in Pikesville, Md., shares […]

Study: 1 in 10 surgery patients have complications despite tooth extractions prior

Tooth extractions before cardiac surgery don’t fully eliminate complications, according to a report from  “Prosthetic heart valve-caused endocarditis results in about 25 percent of infective endocarditis cases and is fatal for almost 40 percent of patients who develop it. That’s why physicians try to pinpoint any risk factors, such as poor dental health, prior […]

Feeling Cosmopolitan?

Townie Meeting, April 23 to 26 — at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas  — should be on your CE itinerary. The 11th annual dental extravaganza, which includes followers of the online dental community,, promises “top-notch education, fabulous entertainment and engaging camaraderie”. A brainchild of Dr. Tarun Agarwal, an East Coast clinician, and Dr. Sameer Puri, a West Coast dentist, according to, Townie Meeting […]

First Impressions advisory board welcomes Benco Dental associates

First Impressions magazine welcomes Benco Director of Sales, Equipment and Special Markets Pat Ryan and National Service Manager Scott Smith as new editorial advisory board members. Read about them (excerpt shown above), as well as some of Benco Dental’s newest Territory Representatives and Equipment Specialists in the same edition. Fifteen Territory Representatives and Equipment Specialists […]