Dental Loupes Break Down


Do you wear loupes? Looking to purchase some for the first time or get a new pair? It can be so overwhelming to look at all the different companies. And since they are an investment, you definitely want to know what you're purchasing. Well, today you're in luck! We've collected information, from price to how to clean, from all the major loupes companies and combined them into a document for comparison.  You can download it here!

What brand do you wear? How long have you had them?  What do you love or don't love about them?

Dental Holiday Gift Guide 2017



Dental Magnets

Have a fun loving dentist? Why not set up a small treasure hunt around the office with a few clues. Have the last one lead to the fridge and have their favorite restaurant gift certificate or movie tickets stuck to it with these perfect dental magnents. See if they notice them!


Yeti Cooler

If you have a dentist or boss that loves to camp, hike, has a boat, or their favorite holiday is the 4th of July, this is the perfect gift for them. The Yeti is definitely the coolest (no pun intended) cooler on the market. It has a higher price point, so it may be a great group gift idea.


Hermie Christmas Ornament

I mean, who doesn't love Hermie? You can't go wrong with this lovable elf that just wants to be a dentist. Anyone else wonder if he actually did and if he set up shop in the North Pole? You could tie this one the outside of a basket full of Trader Joe's snacks to make the packaging a little more fun.


Mission Belt

If you watch Shark Tank, you may have seen this pretty cool belt featured a few years ago. They are creative, they work, and since most people wear belts, they are practical which is perfect for most dentists. They have simple designs which will take the guess work of which one to pick for them. Watch for the next couple days if they wear a belt and which color, and order accordingly.



23andMe is perfect for a dentist. It is a great conversation starter for both new and established patients, it is all about science, saliva and DNA which is another interest of most dentists, and it's something new and different. How 23andMe works is the recipient sends a saliva sample to the company and the analyze the DNA for different health concerns, ancestry markers, and current wellness. It is pretty interesting to have such a personalized report from a simple saliva sample.


Tooth Cookie Jar

This is definitely a staple for a dental office staff room. Fill it with a note and your boss's favorite treats to snack on over the holiday break. Hopefully they'll keep it in the office and share with everyone!


Birchbox Subscription

Have a beauty loving dentist, office manager or boss? This is definitely an easy and fun way to go for a holiday gift. Each month, they are sent a new box full of different beauty items to try and experiment with. It is always a new surprise whenever a box is delivered to their home or the office. You can sign up for 3, 6 or 1 year subscriptions, depending on your budget. It's the perfect gift to remind them how amazing you are even after December has ended and the slower winter months come. It is always a great conversation starter with them each month to hear about their latest products, what they loved and what didn't work for them. They also have a men's version.


Dental Christmas Sweater

With so many holiday parties to attend during December, this sweater is perfect for any of them. They'll love this silly gift and will be able to reuse it each year.


Google Home Mini

With the lower price point, the Google Home Mini is a fun, tech gift for anyone that won't break the bank.

What are you doing this year for the holidays for your dentist or boss? Let us know below!




Financial Strategies for Women Investors

Today, women are playing an ever-increasing role in making important financial decisions – whether for themselves or for their families. While many of the basic rules of investing hold true for all investors, some life events affect women differently than men and can have an impact on investment decisions. Women might want to give some special consideration to the following areas:

Longer life expectancy. People are living longer these days, and conventional wisdom will tell you that women tend to outlive men. In fact, studies have confirmed this is the case. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, women outlive men by an average of more than five years.* Women often end up facing more years in retirement than men. To prepare for such a situation, women need to implement strategies catered to possible long-term needs.

Being on your own. Statistics also show that women have a very high probability of being on their own at some point in their financial lives – not only as a result of a spouse’s death but also because of divorce or choosing to remain single. Dropping from two incomes to one would obviously require making some adjustments. It’s important to think about alternatives in the event you should be faced with a similar situation.

Time spent out of the work force. When caring for children – or an elderly parent ‒ women tend to spend more time away from work than men. Some surveys have shown that, on average, women spend more than a decade out of the work force. The implications for women with regards to investments are clear: They will likely have less time than their male counterparts to contribute to their retirement nest eggs.

While these are just some of the many important considerations for women investors, there are also several simple steps women can take to help come up with an effective financial strategy.

Look for ways to learn about investments. The financial press and financial web sites are loaded with information about investments and alternatives. Remember, however, not every source is reliable.

Seek advice from a professional. Enlisting a financial advisor to help with your investments does not take away from your ability to make the final decisions. It does, however, provide someone you can turn to for guidance as you make those important decisions.

Have a plan. Take the time to assess your current financial situation to help get a clear picture of where you stand. Make a list of your financial goals and then develop strategies to meet them. Keeping in mind the special circumstances we mentioned earlier, you can chart a course of action that will help you to meet any future challenges.



James Jolley is a Financial Advisor for Wells Fargo Advisors in Salt Lake City, Utah providing retirement planning for medical professionals.  He can be reached at 800.662.3733 or by email at  

Wells Fargo Advisors is not a tax or legal advisor.

Traditional IRA distributions are taxed as ordinary income. Qualified Roth IRA distributions are not subject to state and local taxation in most states. Qualified Roth IRA distributions are also federally tax-free provided a Roth account has been open for at least five years and the owner has reached age 59 ½ or meet other requirements. Both may be subject to a 10% Federal tax penalty if distributions are taken prior to age 59½.

The opinions expressed here reflect the judgment of the author as of the date of the report and are subject to change without notice. The material has been prepared or is distributed solely for information purposes and is not a solicitation or an offer to buy any security or instrument or to participate in any trading strategy. Additional information is available upon request.


Hygiene Edge's Favorite Things

Happy Holiday Season, Hygienists!

We've rounded up some of our must haves for our first ever Hygiene Edge's Favorite things! These are some of our favorite produts that help us get through the craziest of hygiene days and hopefully they will help you too! What are your favorite things as a dental hygeinist? Check out some of our favorites, then enter to win a few of them! Learn how to win at the end of the article. 



Hydration at work is a MUST! We love the Hydroflask because they'll keep your water cold all day, even if the fridge is full of everyone's week old lunches. We especially love the straw feature on some of the bottles.


Buxom Waterproof Mascara

Wearing loupes is tough on mascara. It always ends up on our faces. We've tried so many brands, and have found Buxom waterproof to hold on during the day! Plus, its half off today for Black Friday.



Lyon Road Art

Lyon Road has the BEST dental prints for your op or even your home bathroom. We think they'd be a great gift for a hard to shop for boss or dentist and are unique enough that they will love them.


Back Massager 

Have you tried this Back Buddy Massager? It works so well on a tight hygiene back and can concentrate on sore shoulders or tight lower backs.


Young Dental Hand Piece

With it's contra-angled connector, it takes so much off the cord weight off, making a long hygiene day more comfortable. It also lets the prophy cup spin 360 degrees to help reach those tricky 3rd molarsPlus, it comes in purple so what's not to love? You can win your very own by following their Facebook page, then commenting on this post on your favorite hygiene thing.


Fig Scrubs Top

This Rafaela top is comfy and wearable but so flattering. We love the longer tunic length for hygiene since we are constantly sitting, bending, and stretching. The fabric is light and comes in 


Jojo's Dark Chocolate

Welcome to the holidays at a dental office, which always means endless supply of treats. Keep these high protein, low sugar dark chocolate bars stashed in your bag to munch on to satisfy your sweet tooth.

What to win a Young Hygiene Handpiece, a Lyon Road Art piece, and some Jojo's Chocolate? Make sure you're following both Hygiene Edge and Young Dental on Facebook, then comment below on something you love to help get you through your work day.