4 Practice Designs Earn Recognition





At the four gorgeous, functional dental practice designs that earn national recognition in the 2022 Incisal Edge Design Competition, beauty and medical excellence align like a perfect smile. These dental practices in California, Illinois and North Carolina, and the doctors who have brought them to vivid life, receive prestigious awards from the nation’s premier dental magazine.

Interviews, design tips, photos and floorplans from winners of the 9h annual competition, presented by Benco Dental, are featured in the current print and digital issues of Incisal Edge magazine here.

2022 incisal edge design

The four award-winning dental practice designs in the 2022 Incisal Edge Design Competition include: 

  • NEW CONSTRUCTION — Cornerstone Dental Group, Harrisburg, North Carolina, Dr. Tin D. Lam
  • REPURPOSED PRACTICE — Carolina Dental, Matthews, North Carolina, Dr. Tara Howell
  • SPECIALTY PRACTICE — (tie) Smile Suite Orthodontics, Evanston, Illinois, Dr. Kimberly Mays Smith — (tie) Smiley Implants, Riverside, California, Dr. Mohamed Hassan

Annually, independent juried panelists for the Incisal Edge Design Competition perform a comprehensive review of photos and floor plans to determine which nominees from across the U.S. will earn national recognition for dental practice design.

The criteria: attaining a balance of design, operation, and technology. This year’s competition, presented by Benco Dental, took place from August through November, 2021.

This year’s juried panel from the dental and architectural worlds included Joyce Bassett, DDS, FAACD, FAGD, Tristan Hamilton, DDS, M. ARCH, Andrew Lyons, DDS and Phyllis Marshall Rice, LEED AP, EDAC. Dr. Hamilton is a previous recipient of an Incisal Edge Design Competition award.

Published by Benco Dental since 1997, Incisal Edge curates the industry’s most progressive thought leadership to deliver the latest in dental innovations and the people behind them.

In each issue of FOLIO award-winning Incisal Edge magazine, dental professionals can find spotlights on inspirational dentists, tips on creating a powerful dental brand, buying or selling a practice, dental practice design and more.

The magazine’s print edition is distributed quarterly via a direct mail distribution package with Dentaltown magazine, and available with exclusive bonus content in digital format at: IncisalEdgeMagazine.com. 

View previous Incisal Edge Design Competition winners here.

Entries for the 2023 Incisal Edge Design Competition will be accepted through November 7, 2022.

For details, visit: https://www.incisaledgemagazine.com/contests/

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 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. Incisaledgemagazine.com 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. 


FEATURED IMAGE CAPTION: For a 9th consecutive year, Incisal Edge dental magazine awards architectural and interior design excellence with its dental practice Design Competition. In 2022, four dental practice designs earn recognition in three categories. Honorees are spotlighted in the FOLIO-award-winning magazine’s spring print and digital editions, published by Benco Dental. The 2023 Incisal Edge Design Competition entries will be accepted at IncisalEdgeMagazine.com until nominations close November 7, 2022. 

Four Dental Practice Designs Earn Recognition in 2022 Incisal Edge Design Competition

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