Incisal Edge Design Competition for Dental Practices Accepting Nominations

Award-winning offices across the U.S. will be selected in three categories: New Construction, Repurposed and Specialty practices.

PITTSTON, PA — August 17, 2021 — Incisal Edge dental magazine offers an opportunity for national recognition for architects, interior designers, and dentists: its 9th annual Design Competition. Award-winning offices across the U.S. will be selected in three categories: New Construction, Repurposed and Specialty practices. Incisal Edge Design Competition entries will be accepted now through November 8, 2021. For details and to enter, visit:

For more than eight years, Incisal Edge, the leading magazine for dental professionals, has been paying tribute to the finest examples of architecture, interior design and space planning nationwide. Its 9th 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 8, 2021, and winners will be selected in three categories geared toward existing dental practices: new construction, repurposed practice, and specialty practice. For contest specifics, visit:

Each winner will receive: a profile in Incisal Edge dental magazine’s spring issue, an “Incisal Edge Design Competition Winner” seal to be used for marketing purposes. View 2021 honorees here.

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

  • Joyce Bassett, DDS, FAACD, FAGD – Lecturer, author, president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Founded the Women Teaching Women Cosmetic Learning Facility.
  • Tristan Hamilton, DDS, M. ARCH – Featured keynote at dentistry’s leading design workshops across the U.S. Holds degrees in both dentistry and architecture.
  • Andrew D. Lyons, II, DDS – Entrepreneurial dentist and co-owner of Smile Savvy Cosmetic Dentistry in Charlotte, North Carolina. Shares expertise in lectures about dental-practice design, aesthetics and interior flow to industry groups across the country.
  • Phyllis Marshall-Rice, LEED AP, EDAC – Healthcare design manager at Herman Miller, LEED Associate professional. Holds Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC).
Published by Benco Dental, Incisal Edge is focused on helping readers get an edge—and keep it—in the fast-changing worlds of healthcare and business. For additional information regarding Incisal Edge magazine, visit:

About Incisal Edge

Incisal Edge magazine is the dedicated to helping readers get an edge—and keep it—in the fast-changing world of healthcare and business. Published by Benco Dental since 1997, Incisal Edge curates the industry’s most progressive thought leadership to concisely and compellingly deliver the latest in dental innovations and the people behind them. Known for its “40 Under 40 — America’s Best Young Dentists,” which highlights the country’s brightest rising stars, the magazine’s content includes “The 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry,” plus columns and features packed with sharp advice, expert success tips on everything from marketing to operations, and the latest clinical advances and essential tools for practicing and living smarter. Incisal Edge magazine’s print edition reaches 130,000 readers quarterly via a direct mail distribution package with Dentaltown magazine. leads with dynamic visuals and follows with exclusive web content, an improved mobile experience, and a centralized nomination hub for the magazine’s signature awards.

About Benco Dental

Benco Dental is Driving Dentistry Forward™ with innovative solutions and a caring family culture. Industry firsts include Painless® electronic ordering, automated supply management, BluChip® customer loyalty rewards, CenterPoint design/equipment superstores and OneVisit™ open architecture CAD/CAM. Over 1,500 dedicated associates, including 400+ sales representatives and 300+ factory-trained service technicians, serve customers at locations nationwide. Independent since 1930, Benco Dental is one of Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma and among Pennsylvania Best Places to Work® for 12 of 15 prior years.

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