Tufts student who shared her story prepares for ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ journey

As Joyce Forbes, 24, prepares for an adventure this week that will take her 3,000 miles from her studies at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, her enthusiasm is contagious. “It’s hard to verbalize my excitement! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I am overjoyed. Overall, I have a strong feeling of gratefulness that […]

3 ways your office style can save the world (and easily update your look) #styleandsubstance

When Designtex visits the CenterPoint Design team at Benco Dental headquarters, it’s always a stylepalooza.

A major player in the world of textiles and applied materials, Designtex offers exciting fabrics, luxurious finishes and endless possibilities for the dental practice environment. Designtex offers an evolving catalog of over 8,000 materials, each one more innovative than the next.

This week, Designtex’s David Sims and Patrick McNulty shared three ways a dental practice can inject color, texture and a feel-good vibe with the interior designers at Benco Dental.

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Designers Amanda Griffith, Mandy Welman and Megan Chuzas enjoyed looking through all the new patterns and colors David Sims, Sales Representative and Patrick McNulty, Northeast Sales Director brought to share. (Photo: Donna Shrader)

 

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  1. WANNABE ECO-FRIENDLY? TRY THIS FABRIC THAT YOU CAN FEEL GOOD ABOUT. Designtex’s Wannabe (shown), a felt material made to look like wool, is a post-consumer recycled polyester made from recycled plastic bottles. Ten or more bottles are repurposed to create a yard of the fabric.

“You can use them on walls or anywhere you’d like to add impact,” said David Sims, Designtex Sales Representative.

“A feature wall or reception space would benefit from this tactile material,” adds CenterPoint Interior Designer Mandy Welman.

“These commercial-grade fabrics are created with the dental practice in mind; most will be bleach-solution cleanable and able to endure the wear and tear of an office environment,” says Welman.

 

 

 

 

2. IS DI-NOC DE-LIGHTFUL? DENTISTRY’S DESIGNERS SURE THINK SO.
Why is 3M’s self-adhesive film (shown) a responsible choice.

CenterPoint Design’s Mandy Welman says, “DI-NOC offers the ability to repurpose a larger piece of furniture – such as a reception desk or custom dental cabinetry – rather than put it into a landfill.”

DI-NOC has the ability to conform to a variety of flat or curved surfaces, which allows you to refresh walls, doors, panels, ceilings, furniture and virtually any other surface.

It works quickly and cost effectively.

“Your practice is up and running almost immediately after installation,” explains Welman. “It also has low VOCs, which means your patients are not inhaling harmful fumes. “

 

3. COMING SOON: Fabrics for your interior seating will make patients feel better while they wait and staff feel energized while they work.
What makes the magic? Celliant® (above) a revolutionary, patented technology from Hologenix that  harnesses and recycles the body’s natural energy through the medium of fibers.

Last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determined Celliant products  to be medical devices because they temporarily promote increased local blood flow at the site of application in healthy individuals.

According to Seth Casden, Hologenix CEO:

“Celliant-engineered products are the first of their kind that the FDA has designated as medical devices. Our technology can be used in everyday products – t-shirts, clothing, bedding, even airplane seats – to create an increase in local blood flow thereby increasing energy, boosting performance and speeding muscle recovery.”

“We believe that Celliant is a truly disruptive technology that has transformational applications for textiles,” Casden said. “We’re currently evaluating additional applications of Celliant in the healthcare space, where, for example, people who suffer from diabetes might benefit from increased blood flow to body tissue.”

 

 

The time is now… for digital dentistry, that is. Don’t miss an opportunity to jump in.

Have you been thinking about embracing change at your dental practice and creating opportunities for success through digital dentistry? Maybe you’ve taken the leap but you’re not sure you’re on the right path. Do you need a digital roadmap or efficient treatment protocol tips? Perhaps you’re on board, but your staff requires additional training and […]

Want to unleash the awesome in you? Head to the Lucy Hobbs Project Celebration 9.13-9.15 in San Fran #lhp18

Jean Briese, an award-winning business leader and Arizona’s most-reviewed motivational speaker and business coach is prepared to help you identify your five superpowers that will unleash the awesome in you. Briese has big plans for event attendees next month at the 6th annual Lucy Hobbs Project Celebration of women in dentistry. How will Jean Briese […]

Ever been to a #toothfairy convention?

The Center for Oral Health joined forces with the L.A. Trust to create one in California, during which hundreds of community members annually participate and enjoy free dental screenings, insurance enrollment navigation, oral health education and special guest tooth fairies. With impressive leadership at its helm, including Board Chairperson Jack Dillenberg, DDS, MPH, and Executive […]