They were invented to slow the spread of fires, but after decades of use, wide‐spread testing has shown they contribute toward hormone disruption and certain types of cancer.
Solving problems takes a creative approach — something the designers at Benco Dental’s CenterPoint Design embrace. Their goal: making sure your dental practice furniture works well, while ensuring the health and safety of your patients, and the planet.
Ask yourself, “Have we made the best choices possible?”
Only by continuing to ask that question and making sustainability a priority can we be confident in creating a better world.
Herman Miller furniture, distributed by Benco Dental, has added other well-being features to its product line, including:
* Curved edge surfaces to prevent bump incidents
* PVC free, non-flame retardant textiles on all seating
* Antimicrobial treatments on request only
* Takeback programs for end-of-life products
* Zero waste in manufacturing, reductions in water/energy and local resources
Learn more about the well-being features Herman Miller includes in its product lines and how you can incorporate Herman Miller in your practice:
A status symbol in the eyes of American designer George Nelson gained prominence in the U.S. in 1947. Nelson viewed a Swedish innovation – an orb-shaped hanging lamp – as a “pillar of contemporary design,” according to Hannah Martin’s article in Architectural Digest. He recreated it, on a budget, and in 1952 the Bubble Lamp […]
Get more with Herman Miller’s Mora — storage that puts people first. Organization Becomes Manageable at Dental Practices Mora’s design goes beyond built-in casework. Mora is purposefully designed to remedy basic storage problems while providing an elegant aesthetic. With personalized storage choices, you can stow supplies that need to be readily accessible and conceal less important items. […]
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.
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.
“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.
“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.”
Is your dental practice furniture comfortable and beautifully designed? Introducing Lino and Cosm— two new performance task seating options released by Herman Miller. Meet Lino: At the nexus of comfort and value Mandy Welman, Interior Designer with CenterPoint Design at Benco Dental explains where Lino’s comfort can best suit a dental practice: “It’s perfect for […]
By creating a sparkling new practice, for one. In a recent Incisal Edge interview with Mellanie Perez, she discusses that new construction completed by two generations of dentists in the DeKoch family after 37 years in their former location. “In 1980, when Dr. Dirk DeKoch opened his San Antonio office, Alamo Heights Dental, he never […]
During dentistry’s inaugural #NextGenSummit hosted in New York City earlier this month, three guest speakers shared their expert advice with attendees from among the dental profession during a panel discussion about “Setting Up A New Practice.” The first topic: “What was the biggest mistake you made when setting up your dental practice?” “I consult with […]
Herman Miller’s award-winning inspiring designs, inventive technologies and strategic services help people do great things and inspire organizations to perform at their best. As part of its strength in the furnishing and design arena, Herman Miller often seeks to purchase companies outside of its realm and grow its brand, one being Design Within Reach. Ambitious Advancements […]
When Dr. Maria Szmigiel decided to create a new dental home for her patients in Plattsburgh, New York, their comfort and trust in the Gentle Touch Family Dentistry team took top priority. Delivering an environment of warmth and confidence inspired her vision from the beginning. Dr. Szmigiel worked with the team at Benco Dental, including […]
Start your holiday shopping with new dental technology, equipment and design for your and your patients. (And put your Section 179 Tax Deduction to work for you.) A VIPx™ Experience with a CenterPoint Genius awaits. Get a glimpse in the video shown at top. Call your Friendly @BencoDental Rep today to schedule your visit to a CenterPoint […]