We would like the logo to say "AmalgamNation" - which is a play on the word "amalgammation" a word commonly used in dentistry.
'Amalgam' is what is typically used in fillings - 'Nation' stems from our hopes to bring together and connect people with a similar passion.
We're hoping to get some really original ideas for a mark to go along with the text. The mark should be able to stand alone and be recognized. It will be used as a brand on our line of tees.
Some ideas include:
• Using the letters 'A' and 'N' to form something cool - we love the use of negative space to create something unexpected!
• an abstract mark that has no real meaning but looks awesome (think Nike's swoosh)
• a cool text treatment
• a tooth with a filling in it
• incorporating dental hand instruments (http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-167…ments.html)
• a creative merger of an outline of the United States and dentistry.
We want to appear hip but at the same time professional. Our target age group will be roughly 18-30ish (men and women).
Attached is an inspiration page. We realize the logos are all different sorts of styles but hopefully it points you in the right direction as to what we're looking for - feel free to post any questions - we'll answer them right away!
We realize we cannot make the contest blind as we are first timers here on 99designs, but we appreciate originality and frown highly upon those who piggyback on other designers. We will at some point be guaranteeing the contest so design with confidence!
GOOD LUCK :D