Category: People

How can you ‘Carrot Your Smile Everywhere You Travel™’?

  • February 22, 2019
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Dr. Winifred J. Booker, CEO of the Children’s Oral Health Institute, travels to elementary school around the U.S. from Owings Mills, Maryland to share a message and a bright orange lunchbox concept that she created more than 20 years ago.

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Tribute to Gertrude E. Curtis, one of the first African-American female dentists

  • February 12, 2019
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To celebrate Black History Month, let’s shine a spotlight on this unsung groundbreaking woman. Biographical information was in short supply, but The New York Age, an African-American newspaper, featured Dr. Gertrude E. Curtis prominently in its society pages. The New York Age masthead, circa 1912. It was 1909 when Gertrude E. Curtis graduated from the College of Dental Surgery in Philadelphia. Dr. Curtis appears to have been raised in Bradford, New York, and practiced in New York City. The Wilkes-Barre…

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Benco Dental’s Lucy Hobbs Project hosts three February events in Midwest

  • January 29, 2019
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Inspiring speakers, the latest in dental technologies, innovative agendas – The Lucy Hobbs Project invites members of the dental community to experience these at three February events where they can make a difference in their careers, communities and the lives of their patients. In the Midwest next month, free events will be hosted on the regional and collegiate level; registration is currently open. “The Lucy Hobbs Project is dedicated to offering diverse events across the country,” said Rachel Pugh, Branding…

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5 reasons Benco delivers Herman Miller furniture to dentists across the U.S.

  • January 22, 2019
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At Herman Miller, people are important because they give purpose. From their earliest days as a small town furniture company, to the global family of brands they are today, Herman Miller’s focus has always been people —  colleagues, neighbors, customers and partners. Five years ago Benco Dental, the nation’s largest family-owned dental distributor in the U.S. introduced Herman Miller furniture to the dental community. I visited Herman Miller’s home office in Michigan earlier this month for a weeklong hands-on training…

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Headed to Northeastern PA? This small Dental Museum packs a punch.

  • January 7, 2019
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America’s largest privately-owned dental distributor has a surprise in store for all who visit its home office situated in the rolling hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Neatly tucked amidst the Benco Dental CenterPoint East distribution center and office complex: a fine dental museum. The brainchild of the company’s Chief Customer Advocate, Larry Cohen and his wife, Sally, the museum features dental artifacts collected by Cohen. In 2010, when Benco opened the doors of its new home office, Larry brought with him antiques collected…

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