The Great Oil Boom

By Larry Cohen/ Benco Dental Chairman and Chief Customer Advocate One of the great, less-appreciated advances of the twentieth cen­tury was hydraulics. While the concept of using liquids to create force had been around for centuries, a true breakthrough came in 1906, when a system based on hydraulic oil was used to move the guns […]

UNLV gives chairside manner a boost

By Ali Majikes/Special to Picture this: you’re an hour into your root canal procedure. You can’t stop fidgeting, you’re anxious and the sound of the handpiece is making your skin crawl. Then your dentist utters two little words put you over the edge: “uh-oh” “Dentists say silly stuff all the time,” Dr. Phillip Devore said. […]

40 Under 40 – take one!

Thankfully, a break in classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology, 27th Street, NY, NY, frees Forbes stylist Joseph DeAcetis @JosephDeAcetis, who serves as a professor and instructor at the school, for two days devoted to dentistry, or rather, to dentists. Between wrapping a spring semester course, Menswear Image Consulting – Fit, Balance, Proportion, and jetting off to Fashion Week in London, […]

Who wouldn’t want to meet Randall Lane?

The spoils of success. That descriptor might be underselling the two-day whirlwind set to greet America’s best young dentists in New York City later this week. Especially when the itinerary includes face time with Forbes Editor Randall Lane @RandallLane, an exclusive high fashion photo experience at one of Manhattan’s most elegant waterfront venues – Current […]

Dr. Howard Farran keeps it simple.

Anyone who follows this social media magnate’s running commentary knows two maxims to be true: Dr. Howard Farran is nothing, if not practical, and his straight-shooting style rarely misses its mark. That his latest offering presents in book form, entitled “Uncomplicate Business,” means good news for dental professionals and other aspiring entrepreneurs who enjoy the written word. As the founder and publisher of […]

Cuts in California’s dental insurance cause ED visits to spike

By Alison Majikes/Special to Since dental benefits were cut from California’s public health insurance for the poor, Emergency Department visits shot up for dental related issues. At least that’s according to a study published May 4 in Health Affairs, which examined ED for Medicaid-enrolled adults in California between 2006 and 2011. An article on estimated that removing […]

Saturday surfing for new tools? Start here.

Inside Dental Technology’s Pam Johnson recently shared some web-based tools and apps to help small businesses compete with larger operations– without a major capital expenditure.

From DocuSign’s cloud-based service that securely automates and retains – you guessed it– signed documents, to Funding Gates’ ability to automatically sync daily with QuickBooks to track accounts receivables, Johnson discusses some intriguing high tech options.

And because you can use several of the offerings in your personal life, it’s a good excuse to spend some of your precious downtime investigating them.

Start with John’s column at:

A touch of whimsy in Utah

When not caring for patients at one of his Utah pediatric dental practices,  Dr. Jason Horgesheimer dedicates time to helping create atmospheres in which they feel comfortable during their treatment. He recently worked in tandem with Benco Dental’s CenterPoint Design team to construct a practice – South Davis Pediatric Dentistry in Bountiful, Utah — that offers unique touches […]

First the FBI, now pediatric dentists

Whether you’re part of the spectacular Seattle welcome session (Space Needle, EMP Museum and Chihuly Gardens) at the AAPD today, or you’re arriving at the Washington State Convention Center tomorrow for a Scientific Session, there’s a lecture Tom Hanks suggests you attend. Keynote speaker Frank W. Abagnale, one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement, and secure […]