It’s Friday. Sweet! Incisal Edge offers a recipe for an island splash.

Martinique’s most treasured export, rhum agricole is a far cry from all those Bacardi-and-Cokes of your bygone youth.

Spirits columnist for Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine, Lauren Mowery, offers a review of this international treasure, made from freshly crushed sugarcane juice.

If an island respite from your dental practice this summer isn’t in the cards, though, you can always replicate Martinique’s local cocktail, called Ti’ Punch, at home. No recipe required: Just pour a splash of one of these rhums in a glass. Squeeze in lime. Add sugar — not too much; you’re a dentist, after all — and swirl.

Lauren Mowery, Incisal Edge spirits columnist

Insight on a few varieties: https://www.incisaledgemagazine.com/mag/article/cane-reaction/

This #StudenttoWatch has traveled to his dental destiny

Born into war-wracked Somalia and a refugee for years, Muktar Farah is now on the cusp of a remarkable dental career in Minnesota.

Dr. Farah shared his inspirational path to dentistry with Incisal Edge in the dental lifestyle magazine’s summer edition.

I WAS BORN in Somalia in 1991 at the beginning of the civil war. My family was displaced, and we weren’t in a position to fly out, so we fled the country on foot. We spent the first 10 years of my life in refugee camps in northeastern Kenya.

Around 1999 or 2000, we finally made it to Nairobi and had some stability. I started my schooling there.  My mom valued education, so I was homeschooled and had some foundation, but I was still behind. In 2008, I completed my high school education in Nairobi.

Muktar Farah, recent graduate of Doctor of Dental Surgery program at the University of Minnesota

Through a refugee program, in 2009 Muktar Farah gained an opportunity to come to the U.S. Helpful advice from relatives who attended the University of Minnesota, a summer dental program there and a love for biology led him to dental school.

Minnesota was the first state to take Somali refugees two or three decades ago. Once you come, you don’t want to leave. The people are nice. It’s important to me that my story resonate with people, but I also want to show my appreciation to the state.

Dr. Muktar Farah

Read the full story and see where Dr. Muktar Farah is headed after graduation: https://www.incisaledgemagazine.com/mag/article/world-traveller/

View the hooding ceremony for the Doctor of Dental Surgery candidates conducted by the faculty of the School of Dentistry that took place recently at a University of Minnesota Commencement Ceremony: https://mediaspace.umn.edu/media/t/0_7sgh6jci

#IE40Under40 in good company

John Legend, Neil Young, Robin Roberts. America’s Best Young Dentists.

Editorial and commercial photographer Matt Furman (shown above at the 2017 Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 photo session) specializes in portraiture, corporate photography, sports photography, and editorial photography. He can count the artists mentioned above among his photo subjects.

Tomorrow and Friday, June 6 and 7, Furman will be creating portraits of the Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 at The James NoMad in New York City for the 9th annual installment of the feature for the nation’s premier dental lifestyle magazine.

In 2011, Furman played an integral of the 40 Under 40 debut within the pages of the magazine and he’s returned on occasion to share his talents behind the lens.

(Courtesy @FurmanFoto / Instagram)

For the first time, Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine expands its signature awards to include categories for General Dentists and Dental Specialists; the upcoming fall edition will spotlight 80 professionals from across the United States.

Among this year’s Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 recipients are 43 women and 37 men from 25 states. The Incisal Edge “40 Under 40,” will be featured in the fall print and digital editions of the magazine. A complete list of this year’s winners is featured below, and at: IncisalEdgeMagazine.com

Double the excitement

Joining the creative team on location June 6 and 7 will be Macrae Marran, a photographer based in New York City, East Hampton, and Vero Beach. Marran specializes in portraiture, fashion, product photography, and landscapes.

(Courtesy Macrae Marran)

Learn more about this year’s 40 Under 40

For a complete list of honorees, visit: https://thedailyfloss.com/?s=and+incisal+edge

#LHP19 Celebration will honor six women in dentistry and feature CNN’s Poppy Harlow

On October 3-5, The Blackstone Hotel, 636 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605 will welcome Benco Dental’s 7th annual Lucy Hobbs Project Celebration; registration is currently open. Click here.

When she’s not co-anchoring the weekday 9-11 a.m. ET edition of “CNN Newsroom”, Poppy Harlow hosts the CNN podcast “BossFiles with Poppy Harlow” with guests including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Melinda Gates. This fall in Chicago, the Emmy-nominated journalist (shown above, interviewing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg) will join The Lucy Hobbs Project in partnership with Cameo Dental Specialists in celebrating six outstanding women in dentistry.

On October 3-5, The Blackstone Hotel, 636 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605 will welcome Benco Dental’s 7th annual Lucy Hobbs Project Celebration; registration is currently open. Click here.

“Each year, The Lucy Hobbs Project celebrates the achievements of women in dentistry. Our goal is to gather leaders in the profession to discuss relevant issues and overall well being. We want our guests to leave feeling uplifted, knowing they’ve gained insight to benefit their dental practice and themselves.”

Rachel Pugh, Branding and Communications Manager for Benco Dental


As a highpoint of the three-day event, The Project will honor six women selected as award recipients for setting new benchmarks in the dental profession:


Powered by Benco Dental and 10,000 members strong, The Lucy Hobbs Project encourages dental professionals to become part of the movement that is changing the face of dentistry through networking, innovation and giving back. Named for Dr. Lucy Hobbs Taylor, the woman who, in 1866, became the first American female to earn a degree in dentistry, this national project aims to bring women together from all facets of the dental profession – dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, receptionists, sales representatives and others.

Three days of events, with a focus on Mind+Body+Soul, will include panel discussions, Continuing Education credits, and opportunities to give back, while inviting the project’s members – and all women in dentistry—to “Achieve Your Personal Best Balance, at Home & Work”.

Upcoming at The Blackstone Hotel in Chicago, Illinois and included in the $199 ticket price:

  • Thursday, October 3: Afternoon reception and optional tours
  • Friday, October 4: Full day of panels, speakers and the Celebration ceremony honoring six Lucy Hobbs Project award recipients
  • Saturday, October 5: Morning group yoga and healthy breakfast followed by give-back activity to benefit Let It Be Us, a nonprofit that finds homes for the 18,000 children living in Illinois foster care.
On October 3-5, The Blackstone Hotel, 636 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605 will welcome Benco Dental’s 7th annual Lucy Hobbs Project Celebration; registration is currently open.

To attend the 7th Annual Celebration of Women in Dentistry, host a regional event, or take part in a Lucy Hobbs Project YOU event at a dental school, contact Event Coordinator Ali Riviello at 570-602-7068 or ariviello@benco.com.

Free to join, The Lucy Hobbs Project invites women in dentistry women to use their voices as a force for change. To learn more about previous winners of The Lucy Hobbs Project® Award, or to sign up for The Lucy Hobbs Project®, visit: www.lucyhobbscelebration.com