Attention students: Enter your dental office reception area design to win $2000

  Designs of the Future will garner $3,000 in prizes in The 6th annual Incisal Edge Design Competition In one category of the dental lifestyle magazine’s annual competition for architecture and interior design, Design of the Future: Make a Grand Entrance, the contest invites participants to create a workplace — specifically the reception and business zone of a dental […]

3 ways your office style can save the world (and easily update your look) #styleandsubstance

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.

Designers Amanda Griffith, Mandy Welman and Megan Chuzas enjoyed looking through all the new patterns and colors David Sims, Sales Representative and Patrick McNulty, Northeast Sales Director brought to share. (Photo: Donna Shrader)



  1. 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.

“A feature wall or reception space would benefit from this tactile material,” adds CenterPoint Interior Designer Mandy Welman.

“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.





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.

Last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determined Celliant products  to be medical devices because they temporarily promote increased local blood flow at the site of application in healthy individuals.

According to Seth Casden, Hologenix CEO:

“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.”



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Incisal Edge, Herman Miller award distinction in dental practice design

 Dental lifestyle magazine announces its 5th annual design competition winners. Annually, Incisal Edge, the leading lifestyle magazine for dental professionals, offers an opportunity for national recognition in outstanding practice design. The magazine’s team canvasses doctors, architects, designers, and students for nominations across five categories, then turns it all over to the blue-ribbon panel of judges. […]

Are you inspired by dental practice design? Meet an award-winner in Texas.

More than 400 guests and 300 industry professionals convened to view the best of the best in Texas design on August 11 at the Omni Dallas Hotel .

Corey Davey, Allied ASID, Interior Designer with Benco Dental CenterPoint Design Team (shown above right with Legacy of Design Chair Elliot Fischer) earned a Legacy of Design first place award in the category of Healthcare Small 15000 sq. ft. Davey is .

Among the honorees: Corey Davey, Allied ASID, Interior Designer with Benco Dental CenterPoint Design Team. Davey earned a first place Legacy of Design award in the category of Healthcare Small 15000 sq. ft. for his use of design creativity at Ellis County Family Dentistry, in Waxahachie, Texas, owned by Dr. Seth Atkins.

“As designers, it is always an honor to be recognized by industry leading professionals for our work. This award is a statement of my professional growth with Benco,”  said Davey.

“I’m excited to be a part of this incredible team!” added Davey, Legacy of Design Awardreferencing Dental Designer Paul Staritz, who created the floor plan for the winning entry.

Legacy of Design is a statewide competition which recognizes the finest interior design achievements in the ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Texas Chapter – everything from corporate design to residential design. Projects were judged by a panel of licensed/ registered designers and architects across the U.S.

Davey’s award- winning entry will be published in the Fall edition of Modern Luxury Interiors Texas magazine.

Judges weighed in regarding Davey’s award-winning design at Ellis County Family Dentistry (shown below). The panel of licensed/ registered designers and architects across the U.S., shared the following commentary:


·         “This dental office feels high end for the budget that was given. It has a nice mixture of texture and scale within each space. The built in desks for the staff give a 110-park-pl-blvd-waxahachie-tx-High-Res-8home-like feel that would be compelling to work in. The natural light for the patients is a wonderful feature to help release anxiety during procedures. Overall, this design is thoughtful to all users of the space to create a positive environment for a place that most people do not like to go.”

110-park-pl-blvd-waxahachie-tx-High-Res-5.jpg·         “A wonderful use of natural materials with maximum use of natural light.  An environment that would comfort patients and engage curiosity of materials.”

110-park-pl-blvd-waxahachie-tx-High-Res-10[1]·         “What a great floor plan! Nice thought went into the layout. The mix of contemporary and rustic elements worked well as the floor plan created the perfect way of enabling the balance. A fun play with textures!”