Dentistry’s Next Gen Summit, featuring Forbes Chief Content Officer Randall Lane as keynote speaker, complements a two-day photo session led by renowned style director, photographer

Incisal Edge, the leading lifestyle magazine for dental professionals nationwide, will honor America’s finest young practitioners at a three-day event this spring in Manhattan.

The itinerary for 2018 honorees, Incisal Edge’s “40 Under 40,” includes an exclusive high fashion photo shoot at Kimpton Hotel Eventi in Chelsea, the heart of New York City’s art world, and a whirlwind 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 Matt Furman. The photography portfolio they create will serve as the centerpiece of the magazine’s fall issue.

The photo session is part of a three-day event, the Next Gen Summit, hosted May 30 through June 1 by Benco Dental and sponsored by dental innovators Hu-Friedy, KaVo Kerr Group and Midmark. Led by keynote speaker, Forbes Chief Content Officer Randall Lane, the three-day Summit will feature panel discussions with industry pros and a Day of Smiles Giveback in New York City.

All members of the dental profession are invited to join in this one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect with the top 40 dentists in the country while earning four Continuing Education credits. Those who sign on to attend by April 30 will receive a special offer. Learn details and register at:

“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.”

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, FAGD, 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, 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.

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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 or call 1.800.GO.BENCO