Three Days, Four Panels, One Amazing Event

On May 30, 2018 at the Kimpton Hotel Eventi in Chelsea (shown above), the heart of New York City’s art world, join attendees and 40 Under 40 honorees for Incisal Edge’s Next Gen Summit, featuring Forbes Chief Content Officer Randall Lane as keynote speaker.

All members of the dental profession are invited to join this one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect with the top 40 dentists in the country.

Incisal Edge, the leading lifestyle magazine for dental professionals nationwide, will honor America’s finest young practitioners during the three-day event hosted by Benco Dental this spring in New York City.

“The Incisal Edge ‘40 Under 40’ illustrate a commitment to driving dentistry forward,” says Chuck Cohen, founder of Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine. “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.”

Those attending will learn innovative technologies and proven strategies for launching a new practice. They also have the opportunity to earn four Continuing Education credits during panel discussions that feature leading industry professionals.

Not your average CE credit experience

  • Panel I will provide the foundational knowledge to design and finance a beautiful, efficient dental practice. Attendees will learn the following: how to increase business, enhance productivity, and set a dental practice apart from the competition. Below are Panel I speakers:

Dr. Tristan Hamilton holds a degree in architecture and dentistry. As a speaker, presenter, and consultant, he shapes dental office designs across America.


Charles Loretto serves as Director of Business Development and Marketing at Cain Watters and Associates. He diagnoses the financial support dentists need and connects them with advisors to help them achieve their goals.


Melissa Sprau, NCIDQ, LEED AP, leads Benco’s award-winning CenterPoint Design team with 10 years of architecture and design experience.


  • In Panel II, attendees will learn about new technology being used in practices and the difference it makes in the customer experience. Speakers will explain how investing through technology can lead to growing a practice financially and continued patient satisfaction. Below are Panel II speakers:

Dr. Sabiha Bunek is CEO and Editor-in-Chief of The Dental Advisor. She maintains a private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and lectures on topics related to adhesives, ceramics, cementation, and CAD/CAM.


Dr. Angela Enriquez was instrumental in designing a space that creates a stress-free experience. She refers to her 2,200 square foot Texas office as a beach cottage.


Dr. Jason Auerbach, in his New Jersey practice, was one of the first to implement 3D conebeam technology and use it as the standard of care.


  • In Panel III, former Edison Awards™ nominees and winners discuss how their inventions are currently helping patients and consumers. The panel highlights: how listening to patients results in innovation, how developing innovative products/services for patients can turn into a business, and the reasoning why disruption drives dentistry forward. Below are Panel III speakers:

Dr. Paul Zhivago is a 2017 Edison Awards nominee whose Open Platform Workflow system uses film-making technology to vastly improve the quality of digital impressions of patients’ mouths.


Dr. Alene D’Alesio is a 2016 Gold Edison Awards Winner for the Lily Method Pacifier Weaning System. She is the Program Director for the Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.


Richard Cohen is Managing Director of Benco Dental and the drive behind Benco Brands, the company’s line of private label products. Rick and his team won a 2015 Silver Edison Award for the PRO-SYS® toothbrush.


  • Last but not least, Panel IV features three experts who successfully brand their practices using marketing and social media. They’ll share tips and tricks on how others can achieve similar results. Below are Panel IV speakers:

Dr. Mark Broomhead is a Chicago native and former investment banker who owns and operates a dental implant center where he places over 75 implants per week. His repertoire includes an infomercial that received more than 25,000 views.  His practices include Compton & Broomhead, Kessler Family Dental and Associates, MDICA and Dental Home Health.


Dr. Thomas McCue launched into private practice in 2010 with a fun and fabulous approach to dentistry. He now owns and operates six offices in upstate New York.


Kay Huff is Benco Dental’s Director of Dental Coaching. She has 25 years of experience in building strong teams and business systems, developing leadership, and bolstering profitability.


What can you learn from a man who wears many hats?

In addition to the 12 professionals speaking from the dental world, the Next Gen Summit will feature keynote speaker Randall Lane, the Chief Content Officer for Forbes Media. Prior to that, he co-founded and served as Editor-in-Chief of a half dozen magazines and related websites, including P.O.V, Trader Monthly and Dealmaker. He 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.


Even one day at the #NextGenSummit is time well spent

  • Wednesday, May 30 – Be on the set and go behind the scenes of the exclusive, high-fashion photo shoot for the 2018 40 Under 40 honorees. All are welcome to meet and greet the dentists. A cocktail party will follow afterward from 6-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 31 – Continuing Education panels take place along with a photo shoot for the 2018 honorees.
    — 9:30 a.m.: Introduction by Forbes Chief Content Officer Randall Lane.
    –10-11 a.m.: Panel I “Setting Up a New Practice.”
    –11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Panel II “Technology, What it Means for Your ROI.”
    — 1-2 p.m.: Panel III “Marketing Your Practice/Social Media.”
  • Friday, June 1 – Day of Smiles Giveback offers a fantastic team-building opportunity.

Registration Information

The 40 Under 40 Guest Pass is $299. Tickets for 40 Under 40 Alumni & Honorees are free. Purchase by April 30, 2018 and take $50 off of the price of admission. Get your tickets today at For additional details, contact Keely Brazil at 570-602-6883 or

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.

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:

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.

Benco, which has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Health Care for the past three years,  and one of the NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women for the second consecutive year 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 or call 1.800.GO.BENCO