Dear Tooth Fairy, are you ageist?

National Tooth Fairy Day might not be the most opportune time, but I’d like to lodge an ageism complaint. Certainly everyone glorifies their favorite “tooth collector,” a good fairy popularized by her teeth-for-cash trade. In some cultures, glamorized with glitter, celebrated for stealth, this tooth taker is something of an icon. Understandably, the 12-and-under set curries favor with their cuteness factor and gap-toothed smiles. Their […]

Little shop of smile horrors?

If dental students gain knowledge of anatomy by carving  wax replicas of each  tooth in the oral cavity, what do the artists at Esty store ‘uncannycreatures‘ gain by carving ears and mouths? Maybe a future in creating Hollywood prosthetic makeup? The same online store also features plush animals with dentures that are a far cry from the educational […]

Ambassador of smiles

Miss Native American USA 2015-2016 Kristina Hyatt,  a dental hygienist employed by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Children’s Dental Program, began a tour of American Indian Reservations Sunday at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, according to Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. Now through the fall, Hyatt and America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation […]

Does good dental hygiene mean overall well-being? Reports say yes.

Naples, Florida residents must be keeping their dentists busy. Based on a survey of more than 250,000 Americans, people are more “satisfied by life” when they have good dental hygiene, according to a recent Washington Post story. And Naples ranks No. 1 among America’s most fulfilled communities in Gallup’s Well-Being Index released Tuesday. According to the Post […]

Straumann® CARES® Intraoral Scanner by Dental Wings to launch at 151st Chicago Midwinter Meeting

Optimized gesture control for touch-free operation of the system while the user is wearing gloves. Visual and audible feedback to allow the user to focus on the patient and not the system’s screen. Just a few benefits of the Straumann® CARES® Intraoral Scanner by Dental Wings that dentists can view at the Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, February 25-27, […]

Meet a few new Friendly Benco Reps

Dedicated to providing expert, professional service to all of their customers, Benco Dental customer focused Territory Sales Representatives number more than 400 across the U.S. These Friendly Benco Reps partner with their regional teammates to ensure customer satisfaction in regard to merchandise, equipment, technical service within the dental community. First Impressions magazine recently highlighted new Benco appointees in […]

Headed to Chicago? So is this CT guided surgery expert.

One week from today, Feb. 28, during the Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting a lecture “coDiagnostiX for Daily Use” as presented by Dr. Timothy Hart, shown, an assistant clinical professor at Marquette University School of Dentistry, will highlight LMT Lab Day. According to lecture sponsors Straumann and Benco Dental, computer guided surgery is finally having a dramatic effect on the field of […]