More reasons to frown about rent increases.

Dental care appears to be the most common sacrifice when cost of living rises, according to a  Zillow Real Estate Research by Aaron Terrazas, Senior Economist. When rents rise faster than incomes, as they have in recent years, renters are forced to tighten their belts elsewhere. Among the highest rent burdened households, 40 percent said they skimped on […]

Be glad your dentist doesn’t use sharp rocks and beeswax during treatment.

By Alison Majikes/Special to Twice-yearly dental checkups aren’t appointments that excite many, especially because of  the sights, sounds and shiny sharp instruments. But imagine visiting a friendly neighborhood dentist 14,000 years ago when, during the Paleolithic era, when the most advanced tool he or she had was likely a sharp rock. A human tooth specimen discovered from this era was […]

Designed to inspire.

By Kelsi Matylewicz/Benco Dental Social Media Intern Innovation is crucial at a dental practice, especially one specializing in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  Though expected to arrive in the form of equipment and instruments, in the case of Dr. Matthew J. Conquest’s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office, innovation also comes to light in the interior design realm. Decorative wall panels, made from carefully selected hardwood, have been conceived […]

Remember the game ‘Operation’?

By Kelsi Matylewicz/Benco Dental Social Media Intern If you’re thinking of the battery-operated game that tests players’ hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills by asking them to remove small body organs, it is one and the same. Well, The Dental Trade Alliance, through their Foundation, is introducing a web-based woman, who doesn’t beep, but helps you learn […]