Larger than life.

A 40-story building.

That’s what it took to convince New York City it needed to regulate the construction of skyscrapers in 1916.

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The effort to regulate skyscrapers was galvanized by the construction of the 40-story Equitable Building in 1915 (shown), which, according to Edward O’Reilly for the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, cast a seven-acre shadow on the street below.

Moral of the story: There’s power in 40.

Each fall, dental lifestyle magazine Incisal Edge honors dentists across the country – 40 Under 40, to be specific.

It all begins with nominations from that are vetted by an independent panel. The best of the best take the spotlight in the magazine’s fall edition, but first they visit the city of skyscrapers.

Today and tomorrow, celebrated photographer Jeff Fried and style director Joseph DeAcetis will create a photography portfolio with America’s Best Young Dentists at its center.

Their itinerary includes face time with Forbes Editor Randall Lane, an exclusive high fashion photo experience at a brand new destination with rooftop views of the city near Madison Square Garden – Rock & Reilly’s (shown above), and a celebration of all that they have achieved thus far in their professional careers.

Meet them here and in the pages of Incisal Edge: Eric Appelsies, DDS,  Newport Beach Dentistry, Newport Beach, California,Christopher Armento, DMD, Red Barn Dental, Middletown, New Jersey, Nick Augenbaum DDS, FICOI, AFAAID, Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, Rocky Point, New York,Taurance N. Bishop, DDS, Smile Brite Dental Care, Newark, Delaware,  Ryan R. Boylan, DDS,  Ryan Boylan Comprehensive Dentistry, Chesapeake, Virginia, Fouy Chau, DDS, MS,Encino Orthodontics, Encino, California, Daniel K. Coleman, DMD, MS, Rhode Island Periodontics, Providence, Rhode Island, Stephanie Collins, DDS, Stephanie Collins, DDS, Flagstaff, Arizona, Heather Crockett-Miller, DDS, MPH, Community Health Center, Middletown, Connecticut, Niki Fallah D.D.S, M.S, Mills-Peninsula Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, Millbrae, California, Theodore Gialanella, D.D.S., Gialanella Family Dentistry, Albany, New York, Ashley E. Hoban, DMD, Summerlin Pediatric Dentistry, Las Vegas, Nevada, Carlos J. Huerta, DMD, The Dental Boutique, New York, New York, Matthew P. Huff, DDS, Precision Dentistry & Implants of Kerrville, Kerrville, Texas, Lisa Indelicato, DMD, Red Barn Dental, Middletown, New Jersey, Andrew Jordan, DDS, Vita Dental, West Chester, Ohio, Alexandra Kantor, DDS, Newport Beach Dentistry, Newport Beach, California, Jenna Khoury DMD, The Brush Stop Pediatric Dentistry, Carlsbad, California,Thien Le, DDS, Springdale Dentistry, Annandale, Virginia, Karl Maloney, DDS, Branchburg Oral, Maxillofacial and Implant Surgery, Branchburg, New Jersey, Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, Salem Dental Arts, Salem, Massachusetts, Micah G. Mortensen, DDS, MSD,Redwood Orthodontics, Salt Lake City, Utah, Katelyn Murray, DMD, Verber Dental Group, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, Ron Nguyen, DDS, Bolsa Dental, Westminster, California, Amy Planz, DDS,  Hillsborough Pediatric Dentistry, Hillsborough, New Jersey, Jaime L. Preble, DDS, Pine River Dental Center, Pine River, Minnesota, Ashton A. Prince, DMD,Bloomington Courtyard Dental, St. George, Utah, Christen Simpson Raynes, DDS, MBA,Family & Cosmetic Dentistry and Simpson Dental Associates, Ravenswood, West Virginia,Jean A. Resnevic, DMD, Dr. Jean Resnevic Dental Care, Greenville, Rhode Island, Ryan Rother, DMD, Verber Dental Group, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, Aaron Shaftel, DDS,  Vita Dental, West Chester, Ohio, Jeff Y. Shao, DDS, MS, Showtime Orthodontic Arts, The Woodlands, Texas, Uyen Thompson, DDS, Thompson Center for Dentistry, Chula Vista, California,  Ambrose To, DDS, Damascus Dental Group, Damascus, Maryland, Hitesh Tolani, DMD,  Virtudent, Boston, Massachusetts, Michael C. Verber, DMD, FICOI, Verber Dental Group, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, Whitney Wauligman DDS, Wauligman Dentistry, Cincinnati, Ohio, Giles Willis Jr. DDS, MPH, Willis Family Dentistry, Cary, North Carolina, Jonathan W. Wong, DDS, MS, Renovo Endodontics, Schaumburg, Illinois, and Jacob Young, DDS, Young Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, Belton, Missouri.

Follow the course of their adventure at and at Incisal Edge on Facebook and @TheIncisalEdge on Twitter.




Enter to win a trip to ADA 2016

You could be featured in ADA 2016 marketing!

Through March 31, the ADA is offering chances to attend this year’s annual dental meeting for sharing the reason you enjoy attending.

Here’s how:

  1. Write the reason you attend on a piece of paper.
  2. Take a photo holding the paper.
  3. Post publicly on Twitter and/or Facebook using #whyiattend

The contest runs through March 31. Winners will be selected at random to win:

  • Grand Prize: Free airfare, hotel and registration for ADA 2016.
  • 2nd Place: Free hotel and registration for ADA 2016.
  • 3rd Place: Free registration to ADA 2016.

Learn more at:

It’s a girl, it’s a boy, it’s a … breakthrough!


Leave it to the California Dental Association to propagate progress.

Facebook post the CDA shared this week explains the unique cover concept of its award-winning peer-reviewed scientific publication:

Pink or blue? Check your mailbox next week to see which version of the February Journal you receive. The first-ever dual covers celebrate the diversity of our editorial contributors and members. Inside you will find articles related to oral cancer emerging technologies in early intervention, potential therapies and dental management of cancer survivors. Take a peek at

Read contributions from their guest editor for the month, Diana V. Messadi, DDS, MMSc, DMSc, including, Oral Cancer: Novel Concepts for the Oral Health Care Practitioner at

Fun Friday: Check out award-winning magazine covers from the past few years:

Science needs your bacteria

Bad breath? Cavities? Gum Disease? Learn about the 700 kinds of bacteria in your mouth. This The uBiome Team pitch on crowdfunding site poses questions such as “Why do some people get cavities and not others? What causes bad breath?” in the hopes that curious folk inspired by science will support its research with the purchase of a $79 dental genome kit, among other options.

For your donation, they’ll send you a collection kit, which includes everything needed to sample your dental microbiome. Dental what? (The dental micro biome — bacteria in the mouth — has been linked to dental diseases such as periodontal disease, gingivitis, dental caries, and can even indicate more systemic ailments indirectly.)

With $32,802 raised by 150 people in 25 days, they are off to a solid start.

The uBiome Team suggests other ways you can help:

  • Post a photo of your teeth, bacteria, or anything uBiome related with the hashtag #uBiomeDental on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. They will pick weekly winners of “awesome uBiome schwag.”
  • Get your dentist involved. Tell her or him about the campaign and how uBiome is trying to revolutionize dental health. Buy him/her a kit to say thank you for all those root canals and fillings.


CDA offers dentists social media advice that’s as easy as copy, paste

Last week the California Dental Association made life a little easier for dentists.

CDA’s 2015 Sample Employee Manual provides a specific template that practices can incorporate into their own employee manuals. The “Social Networking” section of CDA’s Sample Employee Manual features language that dentists can add such as specifying that only authorized individuals are allowed to represent the practice on social media and when employees can use their own devices for personal social media purposes.

Below is an example of language related to social media featured in the CDA Sample Employee Manual.

“Use of Internet-based programs such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (this is not meant to be an exhaustive list) may be used in furtherance of Practice goals. However, only authorized individuals are allowed to speak/write in the name of the Practice using the social media tools of the Practice such as the Practice Facebook page, the Practice blog, the Practice Twitter account. [Contact Person] will authorize you in writing if you can use these Practice social media tools to perform your job duties.”

Dentists can copy and paste this language into their employee manuals and share it with everyone on their staff. A written policy outlines clear expectations, defines privacy policies and assigns accountability when engaging in personal or professional social media on behalf of the practice. CDA Practice Support Analyst Michelle Corbo recommends the dentist have each employee sign a document stating that he or she has reviewed the information.

For the rest of the information that should be communicated with dental teams related to social media, view pages 10 and 11 of the 2015  Sample Employee Manual.

Dentists should review their employee manual every year and make any necessary changes so that the practice remains in compliance with current state requirements.

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