Redesigned and ready to deep clean. That’s the Midmark M11 Sterilizer in a nutshell: Safe, reliable and easy to use.
The Midmark M11 Sterilizer offers several key benefits to keep your dental equipment clean:
Steam-flush pressure pulse
For more information on the Midmark M11 Sterilizer, click here.
Effectively remove cement from tight spots with QwikStrip Serrated and Abrasive Strips.
Effectively remove cement from in between tight spaces (your patients’ teeth) with the QwikStrip Serrated and Abrasive Strips. Color-coded based on the solution they provide, Creative Dental Concepts’ QuikStrips streamlines your process.
Strips are single-sided, double-sided and curved, to provide an option for every patient’s treatment.
The QwikStrips offer several features to make cement removal and IPR procedures easy and safe to perform:
The nation’s largest family-owned dental distributor strives to make it simple to stay up to date with the latest equipment and technology.
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Minimize waste and optimize price-effectiveness with Ivoclar Vivadent’s Adhese Universal.
Click and Bond! Universal adhesion arrives in an advanced delivery form.
Adhese Universal is a single-component, light-cured universal adhesive for direct and indirect bonding procedures that features compatibility with all etching techniques.
Adhese Universal is beneficial because it has high-bond strength and virtually no sensitivity. It’s also available in a traditional bottle, as well as a unique VivaPen delivery.
The VivaPen offers advantages such as:
Fast and convenient direct intra-oral application
Lowest cost per application
Offers 190 single-tooth applicators
67% less material waste, compared to a conventional bottle
Those interested in the Adhese Universal can read more about it here.
Dress your whole office staff in style with garments from Benco Brands
Benco offers a variety of different garments to suit every need of your office:
Benco Dental Premium Lab Coats
Benco Dental Lab Coats
ValuLine Lab Jackets
Benco Dental Premium Isolation Gowns
Benco Dental Isolation Gowns
ValuLine Isolation Gowns
Maxmize your comfort and keep your staff and your patients safe from cross-contamination with any of the garments offered by Benco Dental.
Click here to read more information on the garments.
Get excellent material quality and outstanding processing characteristics for fast milling and polishing with the VITA SUPRINITY PC zirconia-reinforced block.
The VITA SUPRINITY PC offers several benefits:
Offers a fine grain
Has high-accuracy share reproduction
Has the strength of 541 MPa
The VITA SUPRINITY PC is even designed for minimal wall thickness which means it can be milled with very thin edges all while preventing any chipping.
When dealing with things like posterior and anterior crowns or veneers, don’t settle for anything less than the VITA SUPRINITY PC.
Learn more about the VITA SUPRINITY PC by clicking here.
Never deal with accidental spillage again with Vista Dental Products’ Dripless Syringe
When doing Endo irrigation procedures, protect you and your patients from the risk of bleach stains, damage to skin, eyes and oral mucosa. Costs no more than a standard syringe.
The pre-tipped syringes increase efficiency and lower costs from waste.
The Dripless Syringe comes with several benefits:
Reduced risk of bleach stains
Reduced risk of skin irritation
Reduced risk of damage to the eyes and oral mucosa
The Dripless Syringe comes with 27ga side-vented needles that are tipped with the Appli-Vac Irrigating Tips, all while costing no more than a standard irrigating syringe.
To learn more about Vista Dental Products’ Dripless Syringe, click here.
Help your patients keep periodontal disease at bay with the Perio Restore™ Oral Cleansing Gel.
Fight bacteria in the pocket. Control and reverse early-to-late stages of periodontal disease. Perio Restore provides significant reduction of bacteria
The cleansing gel is a 1.7% hydrogen peroxide formula with mint flavor that helps reduces the effects of the disease when used in conjunction with personalized perio treatment trays between each dental visit.
The Perio Restore™ Oral Cleansing Gel can be used by a variety of patients:
Those who have inconsistent homecare routines
Those suffering from any stage of gum disease
Those with extensive rotations like crowns, bridges or bonding
Those who are high-risk during advanced medical treatments
Click here to learn more about the Perio Restore™ Oral Cleansing Gel
The KaVo PROPHYflexTM 4 air polisher makes daily prophylaxis treatments easier, quicker and more thorough.
The KaVo PROPHYflexTM offers a seemless design that allows for disassembly, cleansing, disinfection, and the sterilization of the device to ensure the best possible infection control for patients.
The KaVo PROPHYflexTM 4 also offers several key benefits:
Highly precise powder jet offers less powder mist
Narrow canal shape offers improved visibility during supragingival cleaning
360° rotation grip sleeve offers access to hard-to-reach spots
Adjustable lengths for the handpiece offer the perfect fit for you
The nation’s largest family-owned dental distributor strives to make it simple to stay up to date with the latest equipment and technology.
Benco Dental is driving dentistry forward with the newest and coolest technology doctors need in the form of its Six Neat Things promotion.
Help patients relieve pain from dry mouth with the new 3M Xerostomia Relief Spray.
The professional-grade solution is designed to provide rapid, effective and convenient relief of xerostomia symptoms. The simple-to-use spray allows patients to apply it wherever and whenever they need to.
The product offers several benefits that help relieve the uncomfortableness caused by dry mouth brings. These include:
Rapid and long-lasting relief
A lipid-based spray to moisturize the mouth
The convenience of a spray nozzle – no mixing or rinsing needed
Dentist and architect Dr. Tristan Hamilton will guide attendees at a Build Your Future event Sept. 19 and 20. America’s leading design workshops – specifically created for dentists— offer insight on interior design, architecture, financing your project and readying your team for the transformation.
In a recent interview, Dr. Hamilton shared three steps to get started on designing your dental practice. His guidance helps turn what might seem like a daunting concept into an exciting, rewarding experience.
1. Select the right team
Just like picking the right employees for a dental practice team is so important, picking the right team for designing a practice is vital, too, said Dr. Hamilton. Contact a dental Equipment Specialist, all of the other aspects of your timeline will fall into place.
Staying in contact with a dental Equipment Specialist is especially important because she or he can offer insight on topics like which contractors deliver projects on time, and on budget and created amazing outcomes. The same goes when selecting to select the right architect and interior designer.
As soon as all of your team members are in place, the process will flow smoothly.
2. Create a mission portfolio
Also known as vision boards, mission portfolios allow doctors to view their goals and inspirations. These portfolios act as a check and balance system between the doctor’s wants and the project itself.
Since there are so many working parts todesigning an office, it’s important to keep track of all of them.
The mission portfolios offer a platform to answer questions such as:
How many operatories will the practice have?
Do you want an existing space, or would you prefer to build one?
How much external car traffic do you seek outside of your practice?
Are you aiming for pedestrian traffic?
Sites like Houzz.com or Pinterest allow doctors to set up all of their favorite inspirations in one list. Having this list leads to better communication with the interior designers, which ultimately results in an amazing animation of the client’s needs and the designer’s ideas.
3. Attend a Build Your Future workshop
As much as dental school prepares doctors for the day-to-day challenges they may face at a dental practice, a Build Your Future workshop explains all of the intricate parts involved with designing a practice.
These workshops offer the information to create the perfect space for both a practice and patients.
The Build Your Future Workshops address designing an office from start to finish, so doctors are fully prepared take the project head on.
Advice, information and guidance will prevent any pitfalls when actually in the process of designing a practice that will support the rest of a successful dental career.
Those interested in viewing a schedule for Dr. Hamilton’s Build Your Future workshops can do so here.
What can you expect?
Earn up to 8.5 CE credits at dentistry’s leading design workshop featuring keynote speaker Tristan Hamilton, DDS, M. Arch.
“Financing- Putting it All Together” with Charles Loretto, Partner, Cain Watters & Associates President, National Dental Placements
“Practice Management Coaching” with Kay Huff, Benco Dental Director of Dental Coaching.
“The Power of Interior Design” with Melissa Sprau, NCIDQ, Benco Dental, Manager, CenterPoint Design
Details: Accomplish the following objectives — • Walk away with a foundation of how a properly designed office can increase production and efficiency.
• Learn what constitutes an effective floor plan.
• Know how to get the right people on your team to help you achieve the low stress office design you need to succeed.
• Discover what makes a patient more anxious in your office and how you can alleviate it.
Creating anaward-winning office isn’t as hard as it seems
Again, it all comes down to the team. Once all of the positions are filled, from Equipment Specialist to Interior Designer, the foundation for an award-winning office will be built.
Just like your team is important for the initial creation ofyour space, it’s important for any redesigning you may choose to do, too.
Having the right team in place is vital to achieving things like compassionate aesthetic, circulation, patient experience and dental team efficiency.
“In order to keep the humanity of dentistry in place, all of these goals much be achieved. Dentists must be able to view their practice through a compassionate lens to create a space where their patients are comfortable.”
Dr. Tristan Hamilton
Everything from the colors on the walls down to your choice of furnishing can help create a practice that destroys dental phobias and hence becomes an award-winning practice.
With the right team, all of these goals can be so easily reached.
This accomplishment, along with many other great feats, such as graduating from the top of her class at Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine (while also waiting tables at her local diner) and starting a new dental practice, Edge Endodontics in Austin, Texas, makes it clear that Dr. Salmeron is equipped with a ferocious and undying drive to succeed.
Just as everyone faces difficult times, Dr. Salermon had struggles of her own to overcome while trying to pave the path for a career in dentistry.
Dr. Yuliya looked her troubles straight in the eye and came barreling at them, determined to overcome all of the odds pinned against her.
This determination and endless perseverance is the reason Dr. Yuliya Salmeron is where she is today.
Hardships growing up
Coming to the United States from Russia as a child, Dr. Yuliya had a bit more to work through than the average child.
The key to her success? Constantly staying positive. Her good attitude is responsible for all that she has and will continue to accomplish.
“I was hungry for a better life. My family was still in Russia, and I wanted to help them tremendously. Honestly, I had no time to be negative.”
Dr. Yuliya Salmeron
This survival instinct sparked a fire in Dr. Salmeron, and
she knew that she would stop at nothing to bring her family the life they
Despite this unwavering determination, Dr. Salmeron still admits that there were a few moments of fear and stress that made her question the achievability of her goals.
“The fear of failure came over me several times when I was going through college in my twenties; it caused a lot of stress.”
Dr. Yuliya Salmeron
Overcoming the struggles
By remembering all that she had on the line – both in her
family life and professional life – Dr. Salmeron learned to overcome the stress
and not let it bother her, no matter how intense things seemed to get.
“Without the safety net of my parents to back me up, I
stopped doubting myself and realized that the only way I could go was forward.”
Soaking up the family time
Today, Dr. Salmeron soaks up every minute of family time she is blessed with.
“One of the best parts about my family life is being with my boys and watching them grow. They are incredibly smart, and sometimes the best memories are made doing something as simple as watching cartoons with them,” Dr. Salmeron said.
Prioritizing her practice
Apart from her family life, Dr. Salmeron also enjoys making
memories in her professional career. She
aims to make a difference in her patients’ lives every day.
“As an endodontist, I try to save my patients’ natural teeth, so seeing them right away is critical when they are in pain. I aim to create a relaxing, almost spa-like experience when I perform procedures that alleviate any discomfort they might be having.”
Dr. Yuliya Salmeron
Future Plans for her Practice
In the future, Dr. Salmeron plans to continue building upon her professional successes. Since her practice, Edge Endodontics, has only been up and running for a little over eight months, Dr. Salmeron recognizes that there’s still a lot of work to do.
“My goals include things like providing infinite support to my fellow dentists, as well as offering immediate appointments for emergency cases to relieve my patients’ pain,” Dr. Salmeron said.
Juggling it all
With running a new practice comes its own difficulties. Dr. Salmeron recognizes that there are still some roadblocks ahead, especially as a single parent in the field of dentistry.
“Juggling motherhood, personal relationships and my professional career is sometimes exhausting and very challenging,” Dr. Salmeron said. “Most people say it’s important to find a balance, but I don’t think there is one.”
Dr. Salmeron realizes that it’s impossible to do all things well. Some days are more centered around her practice and other days around her kids. In the end, she has to remind herself of the sacrifices she’s making to ensure her kids have a good, solid future ahead of them.
Her advice to other doctors
In the end, Dr. Salmeron urges all others in similar situations to remind themselves that working hard doesn’t make you a bad mother, partner, friend, or anything along the lines.
Dr. Salmeron is looking forward to the challenges her future career will hold. The bigger the challenge, the better-suited doctor she will become.
“Opposition is good. Just as lifting heavier weights in the gym builds a stronger muscle, facing a harder challenge builds a better professional.”
The nation’s largest family-owned dental distributor strives to make it simple to stay up to date with the latest equipment and technology. As summer winds to its end, Benco Dental breezes in with a few advancements to consider, in the form of its Six Neat Things promotion.
Bend Septodont Evolution needles more easily with the TNN Needle Guide
The TNN Needle Guide will allow dentists to more safely and
effectively bend a Septodont Evolution needle to the 90° – 130° angle needed
for the TNN Technique.
The TNN Needle Guide offers several features and benefits, which include:
Guide for bending dental needles prior to use
Pre-sterilization for single-use that protects patients from cross-contamination
Groove to apply device to cannula of needle to protect against needle-stick injuries.
The guides can also be used in other dental procedures where dentists determine the need.
For more information on the TNN Needle Guide, click here.
patients rid their teeth of stubborn plaque with the GC Tri Plaque ID Gel
This product allows patients to easily visualize the areas where they should concentrate and improve their brushing and flossing routine. It identifies areas were plaque still remains after teeth have been brushed.
The GC Tri Plaque ID Gel offers several benefits, which include:
Ease of application and removal
Ability to assess the effect of dietary changes
Identification new, old, and extra-high caries risk plaque
Inclusion of sucrose to enhance acid-producing plaque
For more information on the GCI Tri Plaque ID Gel, click here.
Extend the life of your extraction forceps with the new Banditt Xtra Grip forceps
A Titan’s black Diamond Nano composite coating offers unique properties from natural diamonds, which gives the forceps a high micro-hardness, exceptional resistance when it comes to corrosion and even resistance to abrasive wear for up to 50 years.
These forceps offer many beneficial qualities that set them apart from their competitors:
Non-reflective in patients’ mouths
Additionally, the beaks of the forceps reduce hard- and soft-tissue damage. They also offer new beak innovation with biomechanics grooves that provide an unparalleled grip, compared to other forceps on the market.
Read more about the Banditt Xtra Grip Forceps here.
Efficiently and safely shape canals with the Optimum+ NiTi Rotary files
This Benco Brands system offers file-to-file matches to other brands.
The Optimum+ NiTi Rotary files are compatible with the same motor, handpiece and setting as the other brands, so there’s no transition time.
Benefits of the Optimum+ NiTi Rotary files include:
Shortened shaping time
Compatibility with existing handpieces and settings
Allowances for a wide range of canal morphologies
More information on the Optimum+ NiTi Rotary files can be
Promote the formation of strong, permanent bonds with Ivoclar Vivadent’s Ivoclean
This universal paste effectively cleans the bonding surfaces
of dental restorations that have been contaminated after intraoral try-in
to create optimum conditions for the adhesive luting procedure.
Ivoclean effectively cleans all types of restorative
Zirconium oxide ceramics
Aluminum oxide ceramics
Precious metal alloys
Base metal alloys
Lab-fabricated composite restorations
The economic and time-saving gel allows the try-in of pretreated restorations.
Click here to learn more about Ivoclar Vivadent’s Ivoclean.
Simplify office spaces and create better patient connections with Mora cabinetry
Mora from Herman Miller is a versatile casework solution that furnishes spaces across a facility and keeps people focused on each other.
Mora cabinetry offers an alternative to traditional millwork and provides clean lines, thoughtful features and the ability for customization.
What does Mora offer?
Short lead times
Modern healthcare design
Mora offers simple, yet elegant design features, all while keeping its functionality at the forefront of its purpose. This system allows doctors to achieve beautiful, well-running, practical office spaces.
An alum of the Incisal Edge’s 2015 40 Under 40, Dr. Janice Doan never rests on her laurels – she continues demonstrate her hard working and ambition every day.
In recent years, Dr. Doan has made several advancements in her professional life as well as in her family’s practice, A+ Family Dentistry. These depict how dedication to career can result in endless opportunities for connection and empowerment.
Yesterday, A+ Family Dentistry announced that in addition to their locations in Poway and El Cajon, they are opening a third office in Sorrento Valley in mid-August. Founded by Dr. Justene Doan and Dr. Roger Tran in 2002, this family owned dentistry has been providing affordable dental care service to the San Diego community for over 17 years.
“With the two offices that are already established in different areas, the Sorrento Valley location will be managed by my sister Dr. Janice Doan to provide comprehensive dental care at affordable costs for those residing between Poway and San Diego.”
Dr. Justene Doan
The further she advances in her dental career, the more Dr. Doan is recognized for her wisdom and abundance of knowledge.
A community activist, Dr. Janice Doan has also been volunteering and participating in various programs in the community including one called Give Back a Smile or GBAS. This program was established to connect eligible survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence who’ve received dental injuries from the abuse with volunteer cosmetic dentists throughout the United States and Canada.
“This year, the program I have volunteered for is to provide dental care to a domestic violence survivor who suffers from teeth injuries. The patient that I am working with suffered a life-altering situation that affects her smile and her well-being. As it is something that everyone sees and is such a major physical attribute, a smile can affect every aspect of life.”
“At A+ Family dentistry, we make it a point to let patients know that we’re here to help. Not only the dentists and the office want to help, but the businesses that support our dental office as well. One of our labs was also able to contribute the parts and ceramics imperative for this patient’s well-being, free of charge. Thanks to the GBAS program, she can now live her life as she was meant to, happily and with a gorgeous smile.”
Dr. Janice Doan has been sharing advice on topics such as freedom in the workplace and the empowerment of women in dentistry across several different platforms.
On August 9 and 10, Dr. Doan will be speaking at the “Action to Win” event at the Catamaran Resort in San Diego, California. The event unites dentists from all over the world to discuss how to create profitable, impactful and enjoyable businesses.
Dr. Doan will speak about her role as a Community Influencer at this year’s event.
“I want to create a massive impact that will have a positive ripple effect not just in my own community, but also worldwide. A community isn’t just where I live, it’s who I connect with and who I can help.”
“The ultimate goal is freedom physically, financially, and spiritually, and what that means for each person. For me, it is being able to prioritize and be willing to sacrifice some things for others so that I can reach my goals,” Dr. Doan said.
Dr. Doan reflects on what she was doing well in her professional career and figures out how to duplicate her areas of success. Ultimately, Dr. Doan aims to create systems that work well and are simple enough for everyone to adopt.
Family life: Leading by example
Dr. Doan also showcased how her professional life relates to her family life. In regard to her five-year-old son, Jake, Dr. Doan said she often teaches him the how to handle the basics of life through leading by example.
She enjoys watching her son pick up on these behaviors and eventually implement them.
“For example, I went to the gym for my workout. Jake came with
me and wanted to do what I was doing. He and I had a great training session at
the gym with my trainer,” Dr. Doan said.
Dr. Doan loves watching her son adapt and pick up on the positive habits she sets forth for him. Family has and continues to be a staple in Dr. Doan’s life.
Gaining strength through strife
Family holds such a special place in Dr. Doan’s heart mostly because of the hardships she and her family first encountered when they arrived in the United States from Vietnam.
As a child, Dr. Doan grew up with her brother and sister, all of who were raised by their grandparents. Absent from their early childhood lives were their parents, who were raising their youngest brother in a different city.
Dr. Doan said growing up without her parents around was difficult, but she knew what they were sacrificing to ensure that she and her siblings would have plentiful, successful lives. Dr. Doan explains what occurred when they reunited.
“When we finally reunited for good, it was awesome, but also
very difficult. We had all grown so much that rekindling that relationship
again was difficult,” Dr. Doan said.
What made everything fall back into place though was the solid
foundation of love her parents put in place.
“Having such a strong foundation of love really helped us through everything. Being able to build on that foundation even more made it all worth it,” Dr. Doan said.
Getting started in dentistry
Her family was even the spark that lit Dr. Doan’s passion for dentistry, stemming from her sister’s education to her own summer volunteer work.
Through these frequent visits, Dr. Doan watched her sister learn about dentistry through lab and clinical work. Dr. Doan was inspired meeting some of her sister’s professors and peers.
Additionally, Dr. Doan took part in a summer program called “The Dental Explorers”. The two-week summer camp hosted by the University of Southern California helped Dr. Doan fall in love with dentistry even more.
“I enjoyed the summer camp so much that right after I finished dental school, I became the director for the Dental Explorers Program and taught the summer class,” Dr. Doan said.
What’s happening now?
To no surprise, both themes of family and dentistry continue to be central in Dr. Doan’s life. Her family’s practice, A+ Family Dentistry, keeps improving and expanding.
Dr. Doan said the goal of the family practice is not success
but rather accessibility.
“We want to help people, not just in Poway and San Diego, but everywhere. The way to do this was to open another office in Sorrento Valley to help the people there,” Dr. Janice Doan said.