Maybe MegaGen was her birthday wish?

Louise Bonito had 102 reasons to celebrate at her birthday party earlier this year. According to, the grandmother from Connecticut reached the impressive age on April 26. When celebrating with her loved ones a few days later, she blew out her birthday candles, but her dentures made a surprise appearance. “I took a deep, deep, breath and with all my might I […]

Ask your dentist for an autograph while you have the chance.

Showstopper Sofia Vergara, of ABC’s Modern Family, says at one point she was two semesters shy of completing dental school in her native Colombia. Famed American gunfighter John Henry “Doc” Holliday attended and graduated from the Pennsylvania School of Dental Surgery in 1872. Soon after his graduation, he was diagnosed with tuberculosis and took his show on the road out […]

Midmark supports older adults with #FallforSmiles

Dayton Daily News’ Dave Larsen reported that Midmark Corp. will sponsor the 2015 #FallforSmiles campaign, which runs through the end of October, company officials announced Monday. Midmark, a Dayton-based dental equipment manufacturer, said older adults are facing a crisis when it comes to oral health, with 10,000 Americans reaching retirement age every day and no dental coverage […]

Who rescued royalty, earned knighthood, and consulted with Gen. Grant during the Civil War? A dentist, of course.

More than 160 years ago, Dr. Thomas W. Evans earned commendations for his gold foil fillings at the Franklin Institute’s exhibition of arts and manufacture. But a chivalrous rescue of his patient, French Empress Eugénie (wife of Emperor Napoleon III), a successful effort to sway Louis Napoleon from recognizing the Confederacy during the final days of the Civil War, and an elevation from “Surgeon […]


In Uganda, just 200 dentists serve a population of 38 million. Just 200 dentists serve a population of 38 million. None of them does it better than Kampala native Dr. Esther Lukwago. Dr. Esther Lukwago. 41, lives in Kampala, Uganda, treating some 6,800 patients annually other K.H. Dental clinics. “I had a sweet tooth as a child. […]

PR Awards: Where candy meets milk.

Remember the Got Milk? campaign. PR News’ Platinum PR Awards thought you might. For that reason they are inducting the successful marketing campaign into their Hall of Fame. For its Hall of Fame, PR News selects initiatives they think will likely be referred to in years to come as having been very original and having had a larger impact than even […]

Tooth truth? One British clinician is mythbusting for better smiles.

Dr. Sameer Patel, Clinical Director at award-winning specialist dental and orthodontic practice Elleven, recently distinguished oral hygiene routine myths from fact in an interview with Hello magazine. MYTH: Rinse your mouth out with water after you have brushed your teeth.  FACT: Do not rinse after you have brushed your teeth as this washes away the fluoride in the toothpaste which […]

Under 40? Celebrity status awaits.

The professional attire of a talented young dentist doesn’t vary too much: white coat, well-appointed but functional clothing, maybe an errant loupe around the neck or a basic set of tools peering over the top of the breast pocket. So far, so put-together. But that’s just the 9-5  — today’s young doctors also show no […]