Though she doesn’t wear a cape, this San Diego dentist is a H.E.R.O to many. #ie40under40

Earning a degree is expensive. Total student loan debt in the U.S. today amounts to $1.52 trillion, according to Forbes. With a financial burden weighing on her shoulders, Dr. Malieka Johnson, DDS, is uncomfortably acquainted with the student loan debt struggle — and that’s why she’s putting a stop to it. Dr. Johnson, raised by […]

Ever been to a #toothfairy convention?

The Center for Oral Health joined forces with the L.A. Trust to create one in California, during which hundreds of community members annually participate and enjoy free dental screenings, insurance enrollment navigation, oral health education and special guest tooth fairies. With impressive leadership at its helm, including Board Chairperson Jack Dillenberg, DDS, MPH, and Executive […]

Dental Director: ACA funding will allow California residents to ‘choose health’

Recently, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced almost $500 million in new Affordable Care Act funding to assist public and private nonprofit health centers across the country to provide more primary care to their communities. The awards include approximately $350 million for 1,184 health centers to increase access to services such as medical, oral, behavioral, […]

Benco delivers singular style to dentistry with Herman Miller and Nemschoff

The sophisticated furnishings of Herman Miller and Nemschoff have been used in stylish, versus sterilizing, healthcare environments for five decades, elevating the human experience of care. As a new Herman Miller Healthcare dealer, Benco Dental, the nation’s largest privately-owned dental distribution company, now offers oral health professionals an elevated new world in which to work. […]

Cuts in California’s dental insurance cause ED visits to spike

By Alison Majikes/Special to Since dental benefits were cut from California’s public health insurance for the poor, Emergency Department visits shot up for dental related issues. At least that’s according to a study published May 4 in Health Affairs, which examined ED for Medicaid-enrolled adults in California between 2006 and 2011. An article on estimated that removing […]

Hands-On Demonstrations

By Kelsi Matylewicz/ Benco Dental Social Media Intern Benco Dental and Glidewell Laboratories will host a seminar for same day crowns, utilizing digital impressions and chairside milling. The presenter will be Dr. Joseph R. Fox, DDS, whom after serving in the Army went on to attend the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry […]

Putting the spotlight on kids.

CAPTION: Benco Dental’s Bob Frein takes part in a fundraiser for the Kids’ Community Dental Clinic. Quiet on the set. Not much chance of that at the Media Studios North in Burbank, California September 13. On that particular Saturday, Silverlake Brass Quintet entertained while the studios played host to a fundraiser for Kids’ Community Dental Clinic, an […]