Dental workplace ‘family’ supports volunteer events

Caption: Benco Dental’s “Team Metro” contributed to the May 10 Greater New Jersey – Parsippany Chapter of the Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Walk with fundraising efforts and participation. Shown, first row, from left, are: Susan Hilko, Brooke Gardner, Aden Gardner, Griffin Gardner, David Gardner. Second row: Karen Hilko, Shauna Colicchio, Vincent Colicchio holding Hunter, Todd Denton, Jose Gomez, […]

Recognize a breathing emergency. Find out how.

The American Dental Association (ADA) is offering a course that will teach dentists how to recognize and treat patients who might experience a breathing emergency while undergoing minimal or moderate sedation. Dentists interested in refreshing their airway management emergency skills should register for the ADA’s “Managing Sedation Complications, Part 2” course, which will take place Aug. […]

NeoCon: where ingenuity meets flair

Recently, Interior Designers from Benco Dental’s CenterPoint Design attended NeoCon, The National Exposition of Contract Furnishing in Chicago, IL. NeoCon, North America’s largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors, is annually attended by more than 40,000 architecture and design professionals. “With over three days of non-stop resources, energy and ideas, NeoCon is the single most important industry event of the year. NeoCon provided our […]

Spreading safety, smiles in Nicaragua

A passion to produce the purest, most effective oral care on earth drove the Dr. Sharp Natural Oral Care team to develop products that are fluoride-free, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)-free, paraben-free, alcohol-free, non-toxic, sustainable and safe if swallowed. In order to offer these benefits to people everywhere as part of their mission and philosophy, the company frequently donates products […]

Hit Man vs. Healer

Until a practitioner receives more objective data, much of the clinical decision making will remain emotionally driven and empirical. This reliance will make those who practice vulnerable to moral and ethical deliberations that hinder a proper diagnosis. This idea is the basis for two upcoming sessions presented by Dr. John Kois, DMD, DSD entitled “Hit Man vs. Healer: Implementing a […]

Benco Dental offers salute to leaders.

CAPTION: Just after receiving their awards at The Lucy Hobbs Project 2nd Annual Celebration Honoring Exemplary Women in the Dental Community June 6 in Orlando are, shown from left: Mary Hartigan, DDS, Jacksonville, Florida; Katti Webb Simpson, IPDH, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine; Kaaren G. Vargas, DDS, PhD., North Liberty, Iowa; Maria Maranga, DDS, Aquebogue, NY;  Terryl A. Propper, DDS, MS, Brentwood, Tenn.  “Are you willing to […]

Periodontist with an impressive set of pipes.

A self-described “periodontist by day and lead singer of Rexford by night. 2012 Super Top Dog Winner of Amateur Night at the Apollo,” via @hashpotatoes, New York City dentist Dr. Matthew Hashimoto is a crowd pleaser. The Honolulu, Hawaii native made his debut at Harlem’s Apollo Theater two years ago and was recently interviewed during CBS Sunday Morning @CBSSunday tribute to […]

Know a happy hygienist?

Or an unhappy one? Either way, their opinion is valued. has teamed up with Hu-Friedy to create a Happy Hygienist Survey. Responses will provide data to be analyzed to produce an E-Book focused on giving hygienists actionable ideas to improve your career satisfaction. Participants have an opportunity to win a 10-instrument personalized cassette from Hu-Friedy. Get the details at: […]


The hit of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association 2014 Annual Session in Vegas? Geek. And  dental geeks, to boot. Blogging since 2009 at, this group of healthcare marketing specialists created an in-your-face way to support charity. For each selfie taken at their booth #221, during the June 18-24 event at Caesar’s Palace, the Dental Geek is donating […]