6th annual Incisal Edge Design Competition for dentistry opens nominations

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Monday, August 20th, 2018

Award-winning offices will win Herman Miller ergonomic furnishings; Designs of the Future will garner $3000 in prizes 

PITTSTON, PA — August 20, 2018 — An annual reminder that design transformations are driving dentistry forward: The 6th annual Incisal Edge Design Competition. 


For more than half a decade, Incisal Edge, the leading lifestyle magazine for dental professionals has been paying tribute to the finest examples of architecture, interior design and space planning nationwide. Its 6th annual Incisal Edge Design Competition offers an opportunity for those who incorporate creativity and innovation when creating a dental office.  Nominations will be accepted through November 28, 2018, and winners will be awarded prizes in each of the contest’s three categories geared toward existing dental practices: new construction, repurposed practice, and specialty practice. Each winner will receive: 

  • a Herman Miller Ergonomic Starter Bundle valued at $2945.00, 
  • a professional photo session for their practice, 
  • a profile in?Incisal Edge?dental lifestyle magazine’s spring issue,  
  • a framed display of their winning entry as featured in the magazine, and 
  • an “Incisal Edge Design Competition Winner” seal to be used for marketing purposes. 


In one additional category, 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 office — for patients and practitioners of tomorrow.  Visionaries from all realms are encouraged to enter, including: students with unique perspectives, solution-driven architects with imagination to spare, and dental professionals with a passion for improving the patient experience.  One grand prize winner will receive: 

  • a $2000 monetary award,  
  • an “Incisal Edge Design of the Future Winner” seal to be used in a portfolio,  
  • a trip to the Benco Dental Build Your Future™ workshop to meet leading architect and dentist, Dr. Tristan Hamilton,  
  • a profile in Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine’s spring issue, and  
  • a framed display of their winning entry as featured in the magazine.  

One runner up will receive a $1000 award. Design of the Future nominations will be accepted through November 28, 2018. 


For contest specifics, visit:?IEDesignContest.com, an entry point created for ease-of-use, where nominees can find detailed instructions, helpful tips and motivation from previous year’s winners. 


A juried panel from the dental and architectural worlds will select America’s most striking practices.  Each judge performs a comprehensive review of numerous submissions, including practice photos and floor plans, along with explanations of how each attains a functional balance of design, operation, and technology.

Published by Benco Dental, Incisal Edge celebrates dentists’ achievements both inside the operatory and during their hard-earned downtime. To applaud excellence in dental design, the magazine will profile the winners of its 6th annual design competition in the magazine’s spring edition. For additional information regarding Incisal Edge magazine, visit: http://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 dental 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.  


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 Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma for the past three years, one of the NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women 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