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GIVING BACK – BUBBLE MARKET

USING INFLATIONARY MEASURES TO HELP COMBAT A DEADLY SCOURGE.

ORAL CANCER often seems like something of a stealth killer, as our feature story this issue (page 64) makes clear. One group has come up with a novel way to help battle the disease: Oral Cancer Cause, a nonprofit organization founded by two dentists, raises money and awareness — most notably through its annual Bubble Challenge, which this April urged dental companies, practitioners, patients and anyone affected by oral cancer to “blow a bubble for those who can’t.”

Throughout the month, participants shared their handiwork (mouthiwork?) via social media, along with the cheeky hashtag #OralCancerBlows. Benco Dental grandees were among those who happily blew a little hot air in April to contribute to the cause.

This year’s official Bubble Challenge time period might be over, but of course the good work of Oral Cancer Cause endures. To learn more or to donate, please visit OralCancerCause.org.


THIS 9-TO-5? IT’S A-OK

BENCO DENTAL IS NAMED ONE OF AMERICA’S TOP WORKPLACES.

FORTUNE MAGAZINE, along with global research-andconsulting firm Great Place to Work, has for the second consecutive year named Benco Dental one of the 30 Best Health Care Workplaces in America.

The two organizations surveyed more than 88,000 health-care industry staffers nationwide about a vast range of workplace-satisfaction topics; the leading companies “stand out for the way their employees experience trust, camaraderie, communication and leadership,” according to Great Place to Work.

“Benco Dental is truly honored to be selected,” says George Rable, the company’s vice president for culture and people. “We believe we have the best associates in the dental industry and couldn’t be more proud to be playing on their team.”

Texas Health Resources, a nonprofit group that runs a network of hospitals and other medical facilities, mostly in northern Texas, took the top spot on Fortune and Great Place to Work’s list. Benco ranked No. 29.