Incisal Edge magazine’s fourth annual rundown of our profession’s heaviest hitters has never been more fraught, because the industry has never faced anything quite like this pandemic.
From legislators to legends, international dentists to industry icons, Incisal Edge‘s 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry highlights the players who are shaping the future of the profession and industry. Some are new and emerging breakouts. Others are accomplished figures whose names you already know and whose relevance endures. You can debate and disagree with our choices, but one thing is certain: you can’t ignore them.
There’s one heavy hitter for every adult tooth—and each one is perfectly positioned to drive change. What have they done to make the list, and what have they set their sights on for the future? Plus, who are the contenders who narrowly missed our rankings, and who isn’t on this year’s list who made the cut last year?
Browse the complete summer 2020 issue of Incisal Edge to find out.
Dentists make a difference in the lives of patients every day and Benco Dental is proud to support those efforts. Through the Benco Family Foundation, Benco also supports Dental Lifeline Network (DLN), a 100% dentist-driven volunteer organization serving people with disabilities, the elderly or medically fragile across the nation. Will You See One Vet, aimed […]
One year ago this month, Dr. Emily Ishkanian took the stage at Loews Philadelphia Hotel as one of the six inspirational women honored by the Lucy Hobbs Project in 2017 as the recipient of the Project’s Mentor Award. The Henderson, Nevada-based dentist demonstrated commitment to education early, graduating as Valedictorian from her high school. Upon […]
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 […]
It’s just shy of a year since the Organized Dentistry Coalition sent a letter to sponsors of the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2017, H.R. 184 in the House and S. 108 in the Senate, expressing its support for the bill, which would repeal the excise tax on medical device manufacturers and importers. As reported by ADA […]
Who Is this Majestic Creature of Dentistry? Meet Dr. Tina Brandon Abbatangelo. She’s the director of the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She’s an animal dentist who learned her chops from the father of that ﬁeld. Oh by the way, she was named Ms. Nevada 2016. Impressed yet? Long interested […]
Dentists have long been at the forefront of the discussion. In its summer 2014 issue, Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine published “Bitter Pills,” an examination of the burgeoning epidemic of dentists’ over-prescription of opioids such as oxycodone and hydrocodone. In the more than two years since, public awareness of the problem has exploded. In the magazine’s fall 2016 edition, […]
Plastic coatings applied to the surfaces of teeth aren’t just effective; they’re also cost-effective, according to Austin Frakt @afrakt in TheUpshot today. Incorporating research from The Cochrane Collaboration, the American Dental Association, The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Food and Drug Administration,The New York Times health economist discusses tackles the topic of dental sealants: “In 2013, The Cochrane Collaboration published a systematic review of the […]
Your dental practice communicates who you are, according to Dr. Myrna Rodriguez. A warm and welcoming environment is what the Orlando dentist envisioned for her practice. When she made a decision to renovate AV Dental, Dr. Rodriguez knew just who to call: Benco Dental and Clarion Financial. “Invest in yourself and your practice. Patients like […]
What would prompt a 56-year-old Anchorage, Alaska native to drive 3,700 miles for a dental visit? According to an Associated Press story by Astrid Galvan, Mark Bolzern had 62,000 reasons: “For Bolzern, seeing a dentist in Los Algodones meant a savings of up to $62,000. He was told the extensive dental work he needed — his teeth […]