‘Small Bucks for Big Bites in Ecuador’: Man on a dental mission

Michael Haffner, 21, and a junior at Wabash College in Fort Wayne, Indiana, studies biology, chemistry and religion with the hopes of attending dental school one day. A summer mission trip to Banos Ecuador led Haffner on his current quest: To use crowdfunding to raise awareness and $10,000 to provide the people of that area with modest, readily available […]

Q: What’s red, white and blue and makes use of Lady Liberty’s majesty?

A: The Greater New York Dental Meeting, which begins Friday, November 28 and continues through Wednesday, December 3. What better deal on Black Friday than: 350 Scientific Programs Over 700 Exhibitors 6 Hours of Free CE Daily Live 450-Seat Dentistry Arena ColLABoration: Dental Lab for Dental Technicians Implant Expo & Technology Pavilion What’s new this year? Greater NY Dental […]

Stay safe with turkey, stay away from sticky situations

By Kelsi Matylewicz/ Benco Dental Intern Some Thanksgiving table traditions can affect your oral health, but there are some simple ways you can help battle cavities while still enjoying your favorite holiday trimmings. Try to pair carb-heavy foods (stuffing, rolls, pies, cakes) with some protein (turkey). This helps to counteract some of the acids produced when sugars […]

Having a bad day? Spare a thought for two dentists who have seen it all.

By Brian Dawson/Incisal Edge Managing Editor Through no fault of their own, two San Diego–area dentists have become catastrophe-preparedness experts. In just the past decade, their practice has been battered by two fires, a major water leak and, this past spring, a car that crashed through their storefront and came to rest in their waiting room. Take […]