Spend your days with a company that cares.

Let’s talk New Year’s resolutions.

If your 2016 checklist begins with  “1. Find an inspiring career with a company that cares,” then January 6 should be an important date on your calendar.

On that date, anyone with a desire to train for a new career in Benco Dental’s professional customer experience departments is invited to meet with hiring manager at the Benco Dental Home Office Career Fair.

From 1:30-5:30 p.m., candidates with dental or customer satisfaction experience are invited to attend at CenterPoint East, 295 CenterPoint Boulevard, Pittston, PA 18640.

The ability to volunteer within your community during business hours. A profit-sharing program that increases with each employee idea put into action. Annual horseshoe and basketball tournaments and associate


Associates at Benco Dental receive recognition every five years for their continued dedication to the company. And that’s not even counting associate-inspired tributes, such as this impromptu parade around Benco Dental’s home office hosted earlier this year for a soon-to-be retiree.

appreciation events. Onsite access to a fitness center, quarterly massages and wellness programs such as mobile mammograms, cholesterol screenings and self-defense training.


If workplace benefits such as these reflect a company’s heartfelt commitment to its employees, it must seem like Valentine’s Day year round at one local business. Benco Dental, a family-owned dental supply company headquartered in Pittston, offers these employment perks, among many others.

The nation’s largest privately-owned dental distribution company is seeking candidates with dental or customer satisfaction experience.


Find out more about the company at: benco.com/careers





Feeling stuck? Libby Gill aims to ignite your performance

The Hope-Driven Leader: Inspiring Purpose and Igniting Performance.

You Unstuck: Mastering the New Rules of Risk-taking in Work and Life.

Libby Gill

Libby Gill

With these inspiring titles among her accomplishments, it’s no wonder Libby Gill guides established and emerging leaders to increase passion and productivity in their organizations.

Thanks to The Lucy Hobbs Project, the dental community will be privy to her prowess as a sought-after international speaker in 2016.

Libby Gill will serve as keynote speaker on June 2 and 3, 2016, The Lucy Hobbs Project will celebrate its 4th annual celebration in Dallas, Texas, where they will honor six award winners in the following categories: Humanitarian, Industry Icon, Woman-to-Watch, Innovator, Clinical Expertise and Mentor.

After nearly 20 years in senior leadership roles in communications at media giants Universal, Sony and Turner Broadcasting, Libby is now CEO of executive coaching and consulting firm Libby Gill & Company. Her award-winning book YOU UNSTUCK: Mastering the New Rules of Risk-taking in Work and Life has been endorsed by business leaders including Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh and Dr. Ken Blanchard.

Her proven “Clarify, Simplify & Execute” process inspires people to drive workplace performance by maximizing their “Leadership DNA,” building high-passion/high-performance teams; and increasing employee engagement through authentic communication.

The Lucy Hobbs Project empowers women in dentistry to drive change and deliver success through networking, innovation and giving back. The initiative is named to honor the first woman in dentistry. Born in 1833, Lucy was refused admission to dental school because of her gender. But she persevered, eventually learning dentistry as an apprentice, graduating from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery, and becoming the first licensed female dentist in 1866. She succeeded and paved the way for other women’s success. Powered by Benco Dental, The Lucy Hobbs Project is committed to helping others do the same.

Find out more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/478856898965988/

Is minty-fresh breath a myth?


Cosmetics historian Rachel Weingarten thinks so. She describes the concept of minty fresh breath to Vox.com in a recent interview : “it’s a wonderful illusion.”

“We love to believe in minty freshness, even though it doesn’t really exist,” Weingarten says. “If you’re about to kiss someone, you want to feel like your breath is absolutely minty fresh. It’s a wonderful illusion.”

When journalist Joseph Stromberg reviews the earlier alternatives suggested as breath-fresheners: fluid that contained gillyflower, ginger, and cinnamon (1700s), or ashes of burnt mouse-dung and honey (early Roman empire), it’s easy to imagine why mint won out in the long haul.

However, he noted:

Mint originally became marketers’ flavor of choice for a specific reason: peppermint includes menthol, a substance that interacts with receptors in our mouths to produce the sensation of cold.

Think you can guess which two companies helped “push mint to dominate the freshness market”?

Find out here: http://www.vox.com/2014/12/1/7309499/mint-fresh-breath

Highway to heaven

Want some (relatively) cheap thrills in some (unquestionably) amazing vehicles?

Step right up to the Waldorf Astoria Driving Experience.

Jonathon Ramsey did just that recently for Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine when he whiled away the afternoon behind the wheel of the$200,000 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster on the winding canyon roads to his destination: the lavish La Quinta Resort near Palm Springs.

Ramsey explains:

“Offered at Hilton properties around the world, the Driving Experience (a relative steal at $999, and I mean it) puts you in various exotic cars for a three-hour, apex-clipping tour of winding mountain roads led by a professional driver. The exotic hardware varies by location, but in addition to my Aston Martin, at La Quinta you can get into a Ferrari 458 Italia, McLaren MP4-12C and Porsche 911 GT3. (See LaQuintaResort.com for more information.)

The acclaimed automotive writer offers Incisal Edge readers a glimpse of “the 45-acre grounds are overrun with orange and tangelo trees, cypresses, cacti and palms that camouflage the 620 whitewashed casitas and 98 villas” at one of Hilton Worldwide’s Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. More importantly he describes in detail the accommodations inside his “Madagascar Orange” ride.

“There’s something about an English interior that no other country’s automotive artisans can mimic. This one does much for the eye with just a little — a few bold lines balanced by gentle curves, all encased in thick stitched leather and accented with aluminum, carbon fiber and sports seats as comely as they are comfy.”

Find out which former pro racer leads the experience, and prepare for your personal adventure  : http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/054b0ba3#/054b0ba3/84


Didn’t get a full set of gold dentures from Santa?

If you didn’t receive such glittering goodness (shown, courtesy National Museum of Dentistry) under your tree, perhaps you should pay a visit to  “Worth Its Weight: Gold from the Ground Up” to catch a glimpse before December 30, 2016, when the exhibit ends at the Museum of American Finance, a Smithsonian Affiliate museum.

Said gold dentures are included in the exhibit, along with a solid gold Monopoly board and a gold toilet seat created by acclaimed artist Sidney Mobell.

A recent feature by smithsonianmag.com tells how “together with artifacts, artworks and gold-based technologies, they tell the story of gold, its lasting allure and its continued importance to society.”

The exhibit also tracks the mineral’s uses in industries like technology and medicine. Because it’s malleable, noncorrosive and biologically inert, gold in its purest form of 22 to 24 karats is frequently used in medical technologies, including dental fillings, stents, pacemakers and even targeted cancer medications.

Read the full story and learn how oncologists can inject cancer patients with tiny gold nanoparticles as part of their treatment: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/all-gold-exhibition-180957489/#iXaYWB0sGaP2cmLL.99