The dental drill...feared and loathed by children and adults alike, but do you know its history? Here's a peek at a few of the many stages in the evolution of the humble dental drill. Slow, noisy and barely effective treatment -- what more could patients hope for without... CONTINUE READING
As someone who loves history, I'm always looking to check out a new museum. Just ask my friends, most of my vacations revolve around visits to museums and historic sites. If it's old, chances are, I want to go see it. Now that I'm the unofficial curator of Benco Dental's dental museum (schedule a... CONTINUE READING
It looks like a large, mangled drink coaster or a circular tablet from some alien race. It's heavy enough to be used as a doorstop, and it's filled with tooth-shaped crevices. What is this artifact and what, in the long-forgotten dental past, was it used for? Caulk's Universal Die Plate,... CONTINUE READING
While Benco Dental, the nation's largest privately owned dental distributor, has been delivering success smile after smile® for over 75 years, not every company these days has stood the test of time. Below, discover a bit of history regarding several dental companies that have been influencing... CONTINUE READING
It looks like a tiny catapult ...but it’s not. Back before movies had sound, this little scale was used to weigh mercury and alloy for use in metal fillings. Prior to that, the dentist just took an educated guess. What a way to pack a filling! Quick Dental History This is the CRANDALL... CONTINUE READING
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