Excellence is one workshop away

On Wednesday, Oct. 8, Alan G. Robinson, bestselling author of Ideas Are Free will hold a half-day workshop, “Maximizing Improvement, Lean, and Innovation in Your Organization,” at Benco Dental headquarters in Pittston from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The workshop will focus on businesses becoming lean, or excellent in any aspect […]

95 years and counting.

There’s a party going on in Louisville, Kentucky. It’s a celebration of the little “Whip-Mixer” that could. In 1919, Whip Mix created the first complete dental inlay investment casting unit – with a mechanical spatulator that whipped and mixed better than anything else. An invention so dramatic it changed the industry. And formed their company name. It all started because a young […]

Are ‘hard core’ workouts hard on your teeth?

If you’re preparing for a marathon, American Ninja Warrior or anything that requires an average of 9 hours of athletic training per week, you might want to pay extra attention to your teeth. A New York Times story by Gretchen Reynolds suggests that erosion of tooth enamel, cavities and other oral health problems may be linked to exercise. Heavy training may contribute […]

Beautiful and efficient.

You’ve put in the time and expense to create a dental practice – a design that personifies you and puts your patients at ease. How do you keep the beauty intact? Sherwin Williams Custodian™ Paint Maintenance Manual, which unsures that the facility stays pristine — with the correct coatings and colors being used for repaints and touchups. “Maintenance painting can be […]

‘Power of Giving’

Don’t miss the CNN Español segment on Global Smile Foundation ® on the prime time show “Power of Giving” tonight Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. EST Dr. Suying Lam, above left, a pediatric cardiologist and a GSF volunteer since 2002, will be interviewed by CNN Anchor and Producer Ismael Cala, above right. The goal of  Global Smile Foundation ® : to alleviate […]

The ToothFairy may have 3.2 million new assistants

Thin Mints®, Peanut Butter Patties®, Shortbread — all cookies, with sales helping Girl Scout earn merit badges for nearly 100 years. A new activity for the girl-centered organization will hopefully share the same longevity among its membership of over 3.2 million: Real Life ToothFairy patch. Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, Girl Scouts learn skills essential to success […]

Medication effects could disrupt dental implants

Adverse effects accompany certain drugs used to treat depression: anxiety, dizziness, nervousness, sweating, nausea and in some cases suicidal or violent behavior. Recent findings suggest that these drugs, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), could lead to dental implant failure. The International and American Associations for Dental Research put together a study that shows drugs used for treating depression could […]