Though she doesn’t wear a cape, this San Diego dentist is a H.E.R.O to many. #ie40under40

Earning a degree is expensive. Total student loan debt in the U.S. today amounts to $1.52 trillion, according to Forbes. With a financial burden weighing on her shoulders, Dr. Malieka Johnson, DDS, is uncomfortably acquainted with the student loan debt struggle — and that’s why she’s putting a stop to it. Dr. Johnson, raised by […]

Benco Dental Tooth Fairy visits autistic support classrooms

Ten-year associate at nation’s largest privately-owned dental distributor delivers smiles to PA students If entering an elementary school clad in a crown and wings doesn’t guarantee that students will offer their undivided attention, then not much will. Last month during a visit to two of Dan Flood Elementary School’s autistic support classrooms in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, […]

‘Baby Killer’ or Wonder Drug?

During the early 19th century, infant mortality rate in Britain was 25%. The rates in the U.S. were probably not much better. One of the “illnesses” that parents were warned about was something every child goes through – teething. The Dental Cosmos (and many other dental authorities) advocated lancing the child’s gums to relieve the […]

What inspires dental hygienists & what makes them proud? Premier and ADHA find out.

Patients allowing themselves to be vulnerable in the dental chair and sharing stories with their clinicians. Attending conferences where colleagues offer much motivation. Building relationships with patients and knowing that it’s possible to change their lives. Dental hygienists Ryan Rutar, Miranda Peralta and LeeAnn Winkler cite these as their daily career inspirations. Earlier this year, […]

6th annual Incisal Edge Design Competition for dentistry opens nominations

Award-winning offices will win Herman Miller ergonomic furnishings; Designs of the Future will garner $3,000 in prizes An annual reminder that design transformations are driving dentistry forward: The 6th annual Incisal Edge Design Competition. For more than half a decade, Incisal Edge, the leading lifestyle magazine for dental professionals has been paying tribute to the […]