Want a magical experience for your dental patients? Vivarra adds life, allays anxiety.

Vivarra™ patient engagement app is the brainchild of digital-media designer Micaela Blondin, who originally created it for the young son of Vivarra’s founder, David Nolan. The younger Nolan has autism, and Blondin—who knew the boy loved Godzilla—designed an app for him that depicted the creature popping out of a piece of paper, according to Blondin’s recent […]

An offer you shouldn’t refuse – dental sealants.

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 […]

Celebrating a well-earned Head Start

America’s free preschool for the less fortunate, Head Start, has served 30 million children since being founded in 1965. Each morning at Head Start, kids start their day off right by brushing their teeth with their friends. Created to address the educational and developmental needs of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens- young children, Head Start programs […]

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 […]