Dr. Mark Broomhead: on silly parody videos, the difference a day makes, and finding his true path in dentistry #ie40under40

Many of his patients might be surprised to learn Dr. Mark Broomhead graduated from University of Illinois with a finance degree. For two years, he worked as an investment banker. “It was just a job, it wasn’t a career,” says the Chicago native. That’s when he started down the path where he would find fulfillment. […]

Healthy smiles start here.

Kids’ cavity prevention event at Luzerne County Community College in Pennsylvania March 24 The Luzerne County Community College Dental Department and the Northeast Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene Association will hold a Kids’ Cavity Prevention Day on March 24 from 9 a.m. to noon at the college’s Benco Dental Clinic at The Francis S. and Mary Gill […]

For first time, CDC warns dentists they are vulnerable to rare lung disease

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), chronic, progressive lung disease of unknown cause  has been associated with certain occupations; however, no published data exist regarding IPF in dental personnel, according to a Center for Disease Control and Prevention report. IPF be slowed, but nothing can remove the scar tissue, said The Washington Post Reporter Cleve R. Wootson Jr. […]

What’s the #1 thing dentists wish they’d known before a transition?

Recently Reese Harper, CFP® welcomed Wayne Oplinger, Transitions Analyst at Benco Dental to his podcast Dentist Money™ during the @GreaterNewYorkDentalMeeting, and Oplinger shared the most common mistakes dentists make when going through transitions. What are your options when it comes to buying or selling a practice? Will it be a gradual buyout or a clean break? […]

Want a magical experience for your dental patients? Vivarra adds life, allays anxiety.

Vivarra™ patient engagement app is the brainchild of digital-media designer Micaela Blondin, who originally created it for the young son of Vivarra’s founder, David Nolan. The younger Nolan has autism, and Blondin—who knew the boy loved Godzilla—designed an app for him that depicted the creature popping out of a piece of paper, according to Blondin’s recent […]