art worlds collide

CAPTION: Dr. Nathalie Zenian McOmber of Howell, NJ, models necklace ‘firefly’ by Christine Brandt, which features African Black Ebony and Vanadinite on Barite. Photo courtesy Jeff Fried. Dental enhancement, certainly, can be classified as wearable art. Especially in the sense that an effortless, memorable smile transcends time and place. Celebrities have built entire brands on their smiles (think Julia […]

What do 2 dentists, an architect, a professor and a visionary have in common?

The 2nd annual Incisal Edge Design Awards sponsored by Clarion Financial, for one. Dentists, dental students, architects and interior designers might be a few photos away from winning a $1,000 prize in the competition. Nominations will be accepted and winners awarded $1,000 in each of the contest’s five  categories: new construction, repurposed practice, eco-friendly practice, specialty practice and Design […]

Grasping greatness

“WHAT’S IN A NAME?” asked William Shakespeare. “Here’s what, Willie,” reply the good folks at Hu-Friedy, as their latest air-polishing marvels make their way to the hands of grateful dentists everywhere. The first is called the Air-Flow Handy 3.0, and handy it is — with a slender handpiece that offers superior grip and rotation, the […]

Camera ready? Maybe not at first.

Caption: Mike Tyson in 1989 and 2014, courtesy Although an array of celebrities proudly embrace their gap-toothed smiles (diastema), the majority of those in the public eye gravitate to more appealing grins. Need convincing? Compare the “Celeb Smiles Then and Now” from Page Six:  

An opportunity to educate.

Former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling endured chemotherapy and radiation treatments as treatment for cancer. In June, the World Series-winning player revealed his remission, but stayed mum on other pertinent details. Two months later, he announced that it is oral cancer and says he blames the diagnosis on his 30 years of chewing tobacco. The former Boston Red Sox player said recently that back in June he didn’t […]

Whose architectural designs will inspire?

Excellence in dental-practice design depends on breaking through the confines of clinical thinking and injecting personalcreativity. To celebrate excellence in dental design, Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine has joined forces with Clarion Financial for the 2nd Annual Incisal Edge Design Awards. They’ve invited a blue-ribbon panel of judges, who will select the top designs and provide their thoughts on […]