Oral health ‘Lunch Box’ adapted with ASL, Braille #MakeADifferenceMonday

Children with vision and hearing loss can now participate in the Lessons in a Lunch Box program with confidence.  The Children’s Oral Health Institute in Owings Mills, Maryland announced yesterday that it will extend the Lessons in a Lunch Box program, an oral health literacy program, to students who are blind and deaf. The generosity of sponsors […]

BencoCares.com, HarveyHelp.com among Benco Dental channels of support

A campaign of support in response to Hurricane Harvey inspires the nation’s largest privately owned dental distributor to create ongoing channels of disaster recovery efforts for dental professionals. During the last days of August, Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and Louisiana. Benco Dental activated several paths of assistance for dentists, labs and clinics affected by the […]

Who better to generate support for America’s kids than America’s ToothFairy?

School-based sealant programs, oral care product distributions, dental services for homeless children, these and other projects will receive a needed boost. Grants totalling $100,000 will support children across the U.S., courtesy of America’s ToothFairy fundraising efforts, according to DentistryToday.com  “Funding for the grants was donated by sponsors of the Virtual ToothFairy Ball and Online Auction, […]

Q: How can a ‘canine’ tooth help children?

A. When it’s decorated like Slinky Dog (shown above) as part of the “Acci-DENTAL Masterpiece” competition. Now through February 10-12, 2017 -– National Children’s Dental Health Month  —  you can enter a juried art competition, the brainchild of Dr. William Demray, founder of Preservation Dental in Northville, Michigan, and support the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) Dental School Community […]

‘Moosic’ to our ears

  A 5th grader’s reaction to a holiday surprise warms the hearts and inspires the spirit. Recently, a Special Education Teacher at Riverside Elementary East in Moosic, Pennsylvania, shared the profound effect small kindnesses, and even a simple toothbrush, can have on a child’s life. In support of a holiday outreach, the Benco Family Foundation provided a local elementary school […]

Patients, families say ‘gracias’

Two hundred sixty-four lives changed for the better: 237 dental patients treated and 27 more in need of cleft lip repair, revision and reconstruction received new smiles. A Global Smile Foundation team in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala arrived with the mission to change lives. From October 23 through November 1, dental and medical professionals cared for and educated patients and families and […]