Utah dentist and family dedicate 10 months to giving back in Guatemala

Dr. Cameron Quayle couldn’t find a nonprofit group whose vision for dental missions aligned with his. So he started one himself.

After completing his first humanitarian mission to Guatemala a decade ago, Dr. Quayle was startled by the deprivation he’d witnessed—and was determined to go back.

“I knew I couldn’t change much of what they lacked, but I could improve their oral health and dental education,” says Dr. Quayle, who practices at Mountain View Pediatric Dentistry, with two locations near Salt Lake City.

Politely rebuffed by a number of nonprofit groups he approached—he wished to undertake longer missions than they could accommodate, he says—he decided to found his own organization, Mason Gives, in 2017. (The name is a nod to Mason the Moose, his practice’s mascot; Mountain View Pediatric’s web address is themoosedentist.com.)

Dr. Cameron Quayle couldn’t find a nonprofit group whose vision for dental missions aligned with his. So he started ONE HIMSELF.
MISSION CONTROL: Dr. Quayle and his family in Guatemala. His wife Mandee, 38, daughters: Kate, 14 and Charly, 11 and sons: Jack, 9 and Cannon, 5 joined him on a 10-month trip.

The Benco Family Foundation was the first outside group to donate; companies including KaVo Kerr, Ultradent and 3M, among others, followed suit, enabling Dr. Quayle to embark on a 10-month trip to Guatemala in 2018-19. He and his fellow travelers were able to comprehensively treat more than 1,000 patients in that time.

Read about the high points and the challenges in his recent interview with Incisal Edge magazine.

What motivated the Quayle family to give back?

The desire to live intentionally guides his family, says Dr. Quayle.

“We wanted to do something different, to share our talents for something more than just higher production and more money.  We wanted to make a difference in the world.  What initially was the scariest thing we have ever done turned out to be the greatest thing we have ever done.”

His advice: 
“Go for it!  If you have a dream or a passion you are putting aside, ask yourself why you aren’t pursuing it.  Pursuing our passions make us come alive.”

Shoutout to 4 who inspire
Dr. Cameron Quayle

  1. Glen Dean, DDS. “He was the dentist who initially invited me to Guatemala to volunteer nearly 10 years ago.  Since then he has mentored me, answered hundreds of my questions and helped by letting us borrow some of his equipment in Guatemala.”
  2. Greg and Lucy Jensen. “They moved to Guatemala from the U.S. nearly eight years ago with their four young boys.  Since then they started Cultiva International, a non-profit that teaches local, indigenous people to grow their own vegetables and improve their nutrtion.” 
  3. Gaby Munoz.  “Gaby is the director of an organization by the name of Faith Seeds. … They work with the extreme poor. These families live on $4 to $5 per day.  She has faced enormous challenges and yet still shows up every day to serve these families.  She is Guatemalan serving her fellow Guatemalans.” 

How can you help?

To help support Dr. Cameron Quayle and Mason Gives through donations or other means, please visit masongives.com.

Dr. Cameron Quayle cares for a dental patient in Guatemala as his children observe.

Fall brings cool temps, colorful leaves and new dental innovations

The nation’s largest family-owned dental distributor strives to make it simple to stay up to date with the latest equipment and technology. 

The 6 Neat Things feature the 3M Xerostomia, Protectall Upholstery Cleaner Wipes, SA Cement Universal, Formlabs Form 3, Gibson Healthcare Collagen Plugs and Benco Dental lab supplies.

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 Xerostomia Relief Spray from 3M.

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 

Read more about the 3M Xerostomia here.

Extend the life of your upholstery with the Protectall Upholstery Cleaner Wipes.

The wipes by Palmero Healthcare effectively protect, clean, and restore upholstery to ensure that it lasts longer.

The wipes are pre-moistened with an advanced water-based silicone formula.

The Palmero Protectall Upholstery Cleaner Wipes.

The Protectall Upholstery Cleaner Wipes can be used to sanitize a variety of surfaces such as: 

  • Leather 
  • Vinyl 
  • Plastic 
  • Rubber 
  • X-ray aprons 
  • Dental unit chairs 

To learn more about the Palmero Protectall Upholstery Cleaner Wipes, click here

Say goodbye to complicated bonding protocol with the Panavia SA Cement Universal.

The primer-free product allows for easy and quick cementation and offers high-bond strength to all materials, including:

  • Porcelain
  • Lithium disilicate 
  • Composite resin 
  • Zirconia 
  • Both Precious and Noble metal 
The Panavia SA Cement Universal.

The SA Cement Universal is suitable for a variety of procedures such as: 

  • Crowns and bridges
  • Inlays and onlays 
  • Posts
  • Adhesion bridges 

Click here to learn more about the SA Cement Universal.

Step into the world of 3D printing with Formlabs Form 3 Low Force Stereolithography

Using linear illumination and a flexible tank to turn liquid into resin prints, the Form 3 creates flawless prints every time. 

The Form 3 offers benefits on several fronts: 

  • Low cost-per-part printed
  • Most-used dental 3D printer in the world
  • Best quality at best price
  • Perfect fit and finish ensured
  • Open system: accepts any .stl file

The system constantly monitors print performance and allows the most creative ideas to be brought to life.

The Form 3 3D printer from Formlabs.

Integrated sensors help to maintain ideal print conditions and send alerts about the state of the machine.

Read more about the Formlabs Form 3 Low Force Stereolithography by clicking here

Heal and protect patients’ wounds with the Gibson Healthcare Collagen Plugs.

The highly-purified collagen plugs are porous, sterile and resorb within 30 days of application. Healthcare wound dressings also come in tape and foam form.

The Collagen Plugs from Gibson Healthcare.

The collagen plugs offer several key features and advantages:

  • Predictable in-vivo resorption 
  • Great handling characteristics 
  • Ability to suture or use tacks 
  • Moderate ability to be draped
  • Ability to be repositioned
  • Easy handling – does not stick to instruments 

To learn more about the Gibson Healthcare Collagen Plugs, click here

Get everything you need for labs all in one place with Benco Dental.

By offering a great choice and variety of flexibility, Benco Dental lab supplies are suited to fit every lab and every situation.

Some of the lab products offered by Benco Dental are shown above.

Benco Dental can supply doctors with all of the vital instruments they need to operate in a lab such as: 

  • Lab stones 
  • Plasters 
  • Pumice 
  • Acrylic 

For more information on Benco Dental lab supplies, click here.

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.”

 

 

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