Report says dentists have seen it all.

Though not part of an average dental treatment, the discovery of a seed sprouting in a patient’s gum appears less unusual than other findings. At least, that is, according to a recent report by, in which dentists share examples of the unseemliness they’ve encountered during treatment. One dentist discussed the aforementioned sprout: “At the beginning of a root canal […]

Want to enter the time machine?

BY LARRY COHEN / Benco Dental Chairman Dr. Nicholas M. Pecuch was a dentist almost a century ago in Old Forge, a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania famous since his time for its signature thick, chewy pizza. Dr. Pe­cuch’s sister gave me the 1934 photograph you see here, which is a remarkable depiction of a typical […]