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PITTSTON, PA — March 14, 2014 — Lucy Hobbs, in 1866, became the first American female to earn a degree in dentistry. Fitting that the 2nd annual event in celebration of her provides three opportunities for education to all in attendance – gratis.

Crystal Washington, known for her ability to make complex Web topics accessible to the business community, presents one of three Continuing Education courses at the Lucy Hobbs Project Annual Celebration Honoring Exemplary Women in the Dental Community, to be held at the Omni Championsgate in Orlando, Fla., June 6.

As author of new book, The Social Media Why: A Busy Professional’s Practical Guide to Using Social Media Including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+ and Blogs for Business, she offers a dynamic look at social media for the dental professional. Continuing Education credits will be awarded in two additional areas of expertise – finance, featuring a presentation by Teresa Gast, CPA and trends in dentistry, led by Dr. Eric Solomon.

As featured presenter, Liz Murray, who overcame tremendous odds to go from “homeless to Harvard” will share a decision that inspired her journey. Murray, 29, now an international speaker and author of Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard, remained undaunted after her parents’ drug addiction and illness catapulted her to life on New York streets. A personal epiphany convinced her to focus on opportunities rather than excuses.Read More »

Inspired to brush up on dental design? Read on.

If you’re looking for a unique option to update your dental practice, innovation in architecture and interior design is at your fingertips.

This brushing station is adding interest with texture and color. You may even brush longer, who knows,” says Michelle Hnatyk of CenterPoint Design at Benco Dental.

She refers to an easy-to-install, modular Wovin Wall feature by 3-form. The manufacturer of award-winning, sustainable building materials and architectural hardware solutions believes it’s possible to add dramatic depth with pre-packaged custom wall features.

This brushing station at an orthodontics office is on example of the 3-form motto: “While some may consider walls a way to keep people in, we believe walls are a way to unleash your creativity.”

Read more about 3-form’s sustainable design concepts at their blog:

Learn about Dental Design, Interior Design and Architectural Services at CenterPoint Design at and contact Hnatyk at Benco Dental for a consultation at



On-the-job training: Benco Dental offers children a view of the dental industry.

CAPTION: Sarah Hunt, shown in front of a green screen, participates in a video shoot during Bring Your Children To Work Day at Benco Dental April 24. Sarah is the daughter of Bob Hunt, Facilities Manager.

With more than 37 million youth and adults participating at over 3.5 million workplaces each year, Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day  celebrates 21 years of program history in 2014.

The 2014 program took place Thursday, April 24 across the country, including in Pennsylvania at the company headquarters of Benco Dental, the largest privately owned dental company in the United States.

In line with one of the goals of the day, children were allowed the opportunity to complete two 45-minute job shadow sessions to learn about the departments at the company.

As part of the activities, children assembled care packages to help support the needs of  Veterans at the VA Medical Center, which for 50 years has been improving the health of the men and women who have served the nation.

In addition, they were invited to participate in a video shoot in the company’s Marketing Communications department.

To find out more or make a tax-deductible donation to the Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Foundation, visit the official site at:

What would Mary Poppins say?

If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, just how would the celebrated nanny weigh in on a spoonful of coconut oil? It seems like she might as well throw her opinion into the ring. Celebrities, average Joes and even a few dentists in U.S., Canada have been weighing in on a practice that has origins with the Indian […]

You’re never fully dressed without a smile.

It wouldn’t be tbt without a glimpse at 10 celeb smiles from decades past. Before updating their smiles with veneers or caps, most had achieved star status and some, if not all, certainly  displayed charismatic charm. In case you missed the original post earlier this week, we’ll direct you there and let you decide: While we’re on the topic, an infographic […]

Is your dental practice light green or dark green?

Caption: Recipient of a 2014 Incisal Edge Design Award for Best Green Initiative at her practice, Creekwood Dental Arts in Waco, Texas, shown above, Dr. Donna Miller shares tips for Green practice design. What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to discover where your practice lands on the Green Continuum. A short survey, created by the  Eco-Dentistry Association allows you  see how your practice […]