In Cologne for the IDS? Make time for a side trip to Berlin.

In Cologne for the International Dental Show this week? Make some time for a side trip to Berlin, home to an unequaled mix of Europe old and new.

Philharmonie, Kammermusiksaal

Germany’s capital city points the way forward with the swooping Berliner Philharmonie, erected in 1963, according to Lea Lane.

From the modern landmark Berliner Philharmonie to the restored ancient structure of the Reichstag (shown below), Lea Lane explores the German capital in the Spring edition of dental lifestyle magazine Incisal Edge .


Says Lane:

“Think of Berlin as a mouth with a lifetime of dental work inside: age-old choppers still doing yeoman’s work despite their years; crowns and fillings crafted and updated over the years; all of it side-by-side in a pleasing ramble of old and new.

The German capital dates to the thirteenth century, after all, and its (shall we say) complex history is on offer everywhere: in the ’20s-style Weimar cabaret scene in a restored cafe; in the hush of the stark, chilling Jewish Museum; in the graffiti-tagged remnants of the wall that once demarcated the Cold War’s front line; and in the eighteenth-century Brandenburg Gate, now a symbol of reunification.”


Round-trip boat ride? Gallery tour?  Let Lane’s suggestions guide you through your visit:


The glass dome that now sits atop the Reichstag is designed by famed architect Norman Foster.

Want to meet dentistry’s 2017 Edison Awards finalists? Incisal Edge did, and shares their stories.

For the third year running, lncisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine  has partnered with the Edison Awards™ to honor the top products and most impressive advances dentistry has seen in the last year. In truth, though, this sort of thing has been going on forever. We impassioned consumers of smartphone and wireless technology can sometimes be forgiven for thinking that innovation itself was invented only yesterday, but the sheer ingenuity that is the calling card of the Edison Awards goes back eons.

Such ingenuity got a decided lift during the lifetime of Thomas Alva Edison, the awards’ namesake, and it continues to loom large today in the sound instincts and impressive brains of dental innovators such as Dr. Paul Zhivago (shown above) whose Open Platform Workflow system uses filmmaking technology to vastly improve the quality of digital impressions of patients’ mouths.

No matter what the industry circumstance, though, dentistry will never -could never – stand still, remaining in place and making no progress. The thrum of medical advance is simply too strong. Yet the bright minds and beautiful prod­ucts in the magazine’s spring edition truly represent the pinnacle of our profession at the present moment. They carry on the spirit and legacy of Thomas Edison -and provide a useful benchmark for generations of dental innovators still to come.

Meet Edison Award finalists in dental categories in the Incisal Edge Spring edition:

Find out how you can attend the 30th annual Edison Awards in New York, NY on April 20, 2017 to experience some of the world’s most respected authorities on innovation offer insight and inspiration. Deadline is March 25:

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Countdown to Kids’ Cavity Prevention Day in Northeast PA.

Better oral health for children 3 to 17 years old in Pennsylvania is one week away.

The Luzerne County Community College Dental Department and the Northeast Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene Association will hold a Kids’ Cavity Prevention Day on March 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at the college’s Benco Dental Clinic at The Francis S. and Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. Health Sciences Center in downtown Nanticoke.

The program is for children 3 to 17 years old and will include free dental exams, free sealants, free dental X-rays, free oral hygiene instruction, free fluoride treatments and free dental health supplies.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 570-740-0448 or 800-377-5222, ext. 7448.

Don’t let green teeth hinder your smile after St. Patrick’s Day.


Dentist: Avoid beverages tinted green.

Though it’s tempting to partake in all things emerald on March 17, Mark Burhenne,  DDS offers a reminder that green beer, green baked goods, green eggs, and even green ice cream can leave their mark on your smile.

His advice: Prevention.

Says Dr. Burhenne, “What most people don’t realize is that the added green food coloring can have you showing up at work the next day with green teeth.”

“Avoid eating green food, drinking green beer or other beverages of that color on St. Paddy’s Day. Food coloring is powerful and can quickly turn your smile a bit green before you know it.”

If you’re reading this on March 18, or you just couldn’t resist the green goodness, check out his tips for restoring your pearlies to white:


Why do you love dentistry?

Incisal Edge wants to know, and is willing to hand over some photography-inspired prizes to find out.

In its Spring edition, the nation’s only dental lifestyle magazine launches a photo-and-essay contest on the topic “Why I Love Dentistry?”

Tell them — in 200 words or fewer, accompanied by a photograph you’ve taken — why the profession is second to none.

Three winning entries will be published in an upcoming edition of Incisal Edge and the doctor who submitted then will win great prizes:

First Prize: DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone
Second Prize: GoPro HERO4
Third Prize: $100 gift card to B&H Photo & Video.

Want to enter? 
Send your entries via email before the Friday, April 7 deadline, to: and use the subject line: “Photo & Essay Contest”