Events May 30 – June 1 in New York City feature Lessons in a Lunchbox community giveback

Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine will honor 40 Under 40, America’s Best Young Dentists, during a celebration at the Kimpton Hotel Eventi in Chelsea (shown).

Three days, four educational panels, one amazing event.

From May 30 through June 1, dental professionals and students from across the country will convene in New York City to participate in the inaugural Next Gen Summit, hosted by Incisal Edge magazine and Benco Dental and led by keynote speaker, Forbes Media Chief Content Officer, Randall Lane (shown).

Lane, who co-founded and served as Editor-in-Chief of a half dozen magazines and related websites, including P.O.V, Trader Monthly and Dealmaker, sits on the boards of directors of Global Citizen and Just Capital, chairs the advisory board of Last Mile Health, and also serves on the Board of Overseers of Columbia’s School of Professional Studies.

Sponsored by dental innovators Hu-Friedy, KaVo Kerr Group and Midmark at Kimpton Hotel Eventi in Chelsea, the three-day Summit will feature panel discussions with 12 industry pros and a Day of Smiles Giveback in New York City. All members of the dental community are invited to join this one-of-a-kind opportunity to gain powerful insight, earn Continuing Education credits and connect with the top 40 dentists in the country.

At the heart of the event: a Day of Smiles Giveback community giveback, during which volunteers in attendance at the Next Gen Summit will present Lessons in a Lunchbox to 2nd and 3rd grade students a PS125, The Ralph Bunche School. More than 20 years ago, Dr. Winifred J. Booker, CEO of the Children’s Oral Health Institute developed the Lessons in a Lunchbox program around an ingeniously crafted carrying case, designed to teach elementary school children the importance of dental hygiene.

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Young students enjoying their dental-supply filled lunchboxes.

“Lessons in a Lunchbox teaches the child independence; therefore it provides her or him the ability to brush and floss using the dental kit, the carrot case, and the lunchbox,” Dr. Booker said.

Prior to the Day of Smiles Giveback, educational topics and guest panelists at the Next Gen Summit will include:

  • Setting Up a New Practice, featuring Tristan Hamilton, DDS, M Arch, Charles Loretto of Cain Watters and Associates and Melissa Sprau, NCIDQ, LEED AP
  • Technology, What It Means for Your ROI, featuring Dental Advisor CEO and Editor-in-Chief Dr. Sabiha Bunek, Dr. Angela Enriquez and Dr. Jason Auerbach
  • Innovation Featuring Edison Awards™ nominees, with Dr. Paul Zhivago, Dr. Alene D’Alesio and Richard Cohen
  • Marketing Your Practice/Social Media, featuring Dr. Mark Broomhead, Dr. Thomas McCue and Kay Huff.


As a highlight of the Next Gen Summit, the leading lifestyle magazine for dental professionals nationwide will honor its Incisal Edge “40 Under 40,” America’s finest young practitioners. The itinerary for 2018 honorees, Incisal Edge’s “40 Under 40,” includes an exclusive high fashion photo shoot in the heart of New York City’s art world, and a celebration of all that they have achieved thus far in their professional careers.

On May 30 and 31, the top young dentists in the nation will put their chairside techniques on hold and receive the red carpet treatment by magazine staff and renowned style director Joseph DeAcetis and photographer Sasha Maslov. The photography portfolio they create will serve as the centerpiece of the magazine’s fall issue.

“We are very proud to honor the brightest rising dental stars in the U.S., and this year as part of their annual celebration, we’ve assembled thought leaders for an inaugural Next Gen Summit,” says Chuck Cohen, founder of Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine.

IE40_40_NextGenSummitKimptonEventi2018Who are the 2018 Incisal Edge 40 Under 40?

Among this year’s Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 recipients are 18 women and 28 men from 23 states: Taline Aghajanian, DDS, TUTH Dental, Katy, Texas, Bryan Bauer, DDS, FAGD, FICOI, Bauer & Bauer Dentistry and Orthodontics, Wheaton, Illinois, Danielle Bauer, DDS, MS, Diplomate American Board of Orthodontics, Bauer & Bauer Dentistry and Orthodontics, Wheaton, Illinois, Jason M. Bresler, DMD, Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Matthew Caligiuri, DDS, Environdental, Los Angeles, California, Michael Capalbo, DMD, Plum Dental Group, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, David Choi, DDS, Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Little Neck Come Dental, Queens, New York, Alan Commet, DMD, Renovo Endodontic Studio, Chicago, Illinois, Wenfei Wang, DMD, Renovo Endodontic Studio, Chicago, Illinois, Jon Copeland, DDS, Town Center Dental, Wildwood, Missouri, Stephanie Copeland, DDS, Watson Dental Associates, St. Louis, Missouri, Erik Dickerson, DDS, MS, Dickerson Dental Group, Randolph, New Jersey, Gregory M. Feldman, DMD, FICOI, Marion Dental Group, Ocala and Lady Lake, Florida, Christine D. Ferrell, DDS, MS, West Chester Orthodontics, West Chester, Pennsylvania, Christopher M. Green, DMD, Green Dental Care, Parker, Colorado, Peter C. Grieco, DDS, DMSc, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, Arash Hakhamian, DDS, FIADFE, FWAUPS, Dr. Arash Hakhamian, DDS FIADFE FWAUPS, Los Angeles, California, Dr. Brian Harris, Harris Dental, Phoenix, Arizona, Danielle Hinton, DMD, Diplomate American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Fellow American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Concord Pediatric Dentistry, Concord Orthodontics, New London Pediatric Dentistry, Lincoln Pediatric Dentistry, Concord, New London, Lincoln, New Hampshire, Emily F. Howell, DMD, Howell Orthodontics, Jefferson, Georgia, Ellen Im, DDS, Diplomate American Board of Pediatric Dentistry , Dr. Ellen Im Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Poway, California, Bennett Isabella, DDS, FICOI, Dakota Dental Clinic, Minnesota Dental Surgery, Apple Valley, Bloomington, Minnesota, Malieka Johnson, DDS, CPT, General and Adult Special Needs Dentist / Community Health / Private Practice and Mobile Dentistry, San Diego, California, Alexander Kalmanovich, DDS, Laguna Family Dentistry, Laguna Beach, California, Brandon Kelly,  DDS, The Dental Doctors, Rochester, Minnesota, Emily Schmalz, DDS,  MS American Board of Periodontology, Implant & Periodontal Professionals, Rochester, Minnesota, Gurpreet S. Khurana, DMD, MBA, Dentistry of Bellevue, Alpine Dental Of Monroe, Dental Specialties of North Bend, Bellevue Botox, Cacade Allergy Clinic, PureBraces, Mouth Vitamins, Bellevue, Washington, Richard Jay Kim, DMD. FICD, MS, MHCM, DENCOM/Mosier Troop Dental Clinic located at Fort Lee, VA, Fort Lee, Virginia, Kent McBride, DDS, MS, MMS, Endodontic Specialists and Meridian Dental Solutions, Morgantown, West Virginia, Spencer Stiles, DDS, MS, MMS Endodontic Specialists and Meridian Dental Solutions, Morgantown, West Virginia, Mahi Mehr, DDS, MSc, Lincoln Shine Dental, Chicago, Illinois, Lynne A. Meriwether, DDS, Corning Dental Associates, Corning, New York, Eddie Morales, DDS, Board Certified Periodontist, Premier Periodontics, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jennifer Mullarkey, DMD, Cusp Dental, Chicago, Riverwoods, Illinois, Upen J. Patel, DDS, MAGD, Upen J. Patel, DDS, MAGD, Sacramento, California, Lindsay Pfeffer, DMD, MBE, MS, I-Ortho San Diego, San Diego, California, Tuan Pham, DDS, Dental Maverick and Circle C Dental, Austin, Texas, Bradford L. Picot, DDS, SouthEnd Dentistry, Charlotte, North Carolina, Vipul Saini, DDS, Schwenksville Dental Care, Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, Marq Sams, DMD, MS, Implant & Perio Specialists of Kansas, Wichita, Kansas, Phing Saurer, DDS, PhD, River Park Dental, Dublin, Ohio, Kate Schacherl, DDS, Main Street Dentists, Verona, Wisconsin, Ashleigh Sebro, DDS, Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Wilton Pediatric Dentistry, Wilton, Connecticut, Carey Tri, DDS, River’s Edge Dental Clinic, Farmington, Lakeville, Minnesota, Jessica Tri, DDS, River’s Edge Dental Clinic, Farmington, Lakeville, Minnesota, and Andrew Zucker, DDS, Sandusky Dental Partners, Sandusky, Ohio.

Published by Benco Dental, Incisal Edge celebrates dentists’ achievements both inside the operatory and during their hard-earned downtime — and nothing better exemplifies this than the magazine’s annual 40 Under 40 edition, a series of informative profiles of the finest young practitioners in our industry. Whether they’re renowned for their medical innovations, their volunteer work and philanthropy or simply their commitment to outstanding patient care, these 40 honorees— nominated by industry experts from around the country and vetted by an independent panel — represent the best of dentistry today, and the promise of even better dentistry tomorrow.

To learn more about Incisal Edge, visit: https://www.incisaledgemagazine.com/

About Incisal Edge

Knowledge. Success. Life. Those three words, printed on the cover of every issue, guide editorial content for the national’s only dental lifestyle magazine — Incisal Edge. Published by Benco Dental, Incisal Edge celebrates dentists’ achievements both inside the operatory and during their hard-earned downtime. Known for its “40 Under 40” feature that highlights the country’s brightest rising stars, the magazine’s content ranges from “The 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry” and news about the latest techniques, tools, and dental practice designs, to the best in travel, automobiles, and timepieces. Incisal Edge reaches more than 40,000 Benco customers and their staffs; this number continues to grow due to media partnerships and a subscription option.

About Benco Dental

Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest privately-owned dental distributor in the United States, offering a full array of supplies, equipment and services to dentists across the nation.  Founded in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen, the company has remained family-owned and focused on its unique mission to “deliver success, smile after smile.”

Within the past 87 years, the company has grown from a single downtown location to a national network that includes five distribution centers, and three design showrooms.  Those design showrooms, one at the company’s Pa. headquarters, one in Southern California, and one in Texas, feature North America’s largest selection of dental equipment and technology, as well as a hands-on dental design experience, to assist dentists in the planning and construction of a new office.

In addition to offering the market’s broadest choice of equipment and supplies, Benco features a suite of innovative material management tools like Painless®, its industry-leading on-line inventory management system, and BluChips®, dentistry’s original and most rewarding frequent buyer club.  Through alliances with selected Success Services, Benco also offers practice coaching, continuing education, equipment financing, and wealth management services.

Benco, which has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Health Care, and one of the NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women, both for the second consecutive year, and Pennsylvania’s Best Places to Work® for 12 of the past 14 years, is proud to feature a highly skilled team of more than 400 professionally trained sales representatives and over 300 factory-trained service technicians. For more information, visit benco.com or call 1.800.GO.BENCO