PRO-SYS® VarioSonic® Powerbrush receives ADA Seal of Acceptance

The American Dental Association (ADA) today announced that the PRO-SYS® VarioSonic® Powerbrush receives its ADA Seal of Acceptance. The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs accepted the power toothbrush based on the finding that the product is safe and effective in removing plaque and helping to prevent and reduce gingivitis when used according to the manufacturer’s […]

Mercury Discharge: What are its dangers and how is it affecting dental practices?

Mercury An element commonly seen in thermometers in its silver-white liquid form, mercury vaporizes at temperatures as low as 10 degrees Fahrenheit. The vapor is colorless and odorless, is readily absorbed by the blood, and evenly distributes in the brain, kidney, heart, lungs, and liver. However, it demonstrates a predilection for collecting in the central […]

Do you want to discover the hidden leader within you (this Saturday)?

If you’re a woman in dentistry, Mina Paul DMD can offer the pathways and options open to pursue leadership positions. On January 28, Dr. Paul will address attendees at the Yankee Dental Congress Women’s Summit, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, regarding: unique challenges that women face while balancing all aspects of their lives ƒƒthe importance of mentoring […]

Is floss following the footsteps of Chuck Norris? Its powers seem limitless per @NYTimes

  Three cheers for The New York Times @NYTimes, which yesterday featured a letter to the Editor by Stephen Gross, New York (shown, right) that offers a succinct response to the newspaper’s recent article  “Feeling Guilty About Not Flossing? Maybe There’s No Need”. In light of the recent flap over flossing, the internationally recognized daily paper creatively corralled “alternative ways to use your cache […]

Bright moments brought to you by dentistry.

May was a month for empowerment through dentistry – in large ways and small.

  • Dr. Tera Poole (headed for an orthodontic residency) became the first black valedictorian at the world’s first dental school (University of Maryland’s School of Dentistry), according to
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Proposed emoji, courtesy of Rachel Been, Nicole Bleuel, Agustin Fonts, Mark Davis

Perhaps these quantum leaps and small steps will lead to greater parity in leadership roles in

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Incisal Edge reporter Elizabeth Dilts asks women to weigh in on the whys behind their dearth in dental industry leadership roles.

the dental community (read more on the topic at Incisal Edge), as encouraged by various branches of organized dentistry, such as the American Dental Association, the American Association of Women Dentists, and through innovative organizations such as The Lucy Hobbs Project.

Or better yet, equality in earnings across the board, from dentistry to high tech professionals.

Here’s hoping June delivers another smile-worthy month of forward motion.



How She Does It All – Power & Balance of the Female Dentist.

The topic of the day at Abington Hospital’s Jefferson Health Zaslow Auditorium as presented by Lisa Philp, RDH, drew Lucy Hobbs Project members for an afternoon of insight. Special guest at the event included American Dental Association Immediate Past President Dr. Maxine Feinberg. The Lucy Hobbs Project mission: to empower women in dentistry to drive change and […]