Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Benco Dental officially opens Reno, NV distribution center

Preparing to cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Benco's new distribution center in Reno, NV. Pictured (L to R) are 3 generations of the Cohen family - Larry Cohen, Chairman and Chief Customer Advocate, Rick and Chuck Cohen, Managing Directors, Leah Cohen (daughter of Chuck and Rebecca Cohen) and Chuck Alvey, President - Reno Nevada Economic Development Authority.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Benco 4 Bama

Benco 4 Bama Team
This has been a devastating tornado season for many parts of the country. So much has been lost by so many. With several of our own associates and customers living and working in some of the hardest hit areas; it was incumbent upon us to do all we could to help.

The day after tornadoes swept through Alabama, Benco Dental associates Nathan Cox, Kasey Powrzanas, Scott Gore and Ashley Harris drove throughout the state and surveyed the damage left behind.

After this trip the team devised a plan of action for the Benco 4 Bama Relief Efforts project. The project included collecting donations and volunteering their time to help those affected sort through wreckage, make repairs and offer emotional support.

Benco Dental transformed its Pelham showroom into a drop-off station for supplies. The response was overwhelming. Donations from large manufactures such as Septodont, Proctor & Gamble and Midmark as well as from Benco Dental employees began pouring in almost immediately.

On May 27, the team loaded its trucks and delivered all of the items that had been donated to the American Legion in Fultondale, Alabama. Volunteers then distributed all of the supplies to those in need.

Matthew Thomas, territory representative for Benco Dental noted, “You can’t imagine the destruction. It is important to remember that people are in pain here. And we are all in it together. These people are more than customers. They are our neighbors, our family.”

Our team is determined to work with its neighbors as they rebuild their community and welcome any additional support.

For information about the Benco 4 Bama Relief Efforts visit: www.facebook.com/BENCODNTL

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Benco Dental Acquires Al's Dental Repair Service, Inc. in Fresno, California




Benco Dental, the nation’s fastest-growing distributor of dental products and equipment, today announced plans to acquire Al’s Dental Repair Service, Inc. in June 2011.

Pittston, PA - May 12, 2011


Benco Dental, the nation’s fastest-growing distributor of dental products and equipment, today announced plans to acquire Al’s Dental Repair Service, Inc. in June 2011. This marks Benco Dental’s ninth acquisition since 2008.

Headquartered in Fresno, California, Al’s Dental is an A-dec dealer specializing in equipment sales and repair. Once acquired, it will become Benco Dental’s Fresno branch and play host to a new region fully servicing the Central Valley market.

“The acquisition of Al’s Dental Repair Service fits perfectly with our business and development strategy of seeking out like-minded companies who are intensely customer-focused,” said Chuck Cohen, managing director of Benco Dental. “As with each company acquired, our goal is to combine Al’s Dental Repair Service’s strengths with our own wide breadth of services and inherent efficiencies.”

Al’s Dental Repair Service and its President, Al Johnson, have been serving the Fresno area for more than thirty years. Johnson and his entire team will remain in their current positions with Benco Dental.

"Our goal at Al’s Dental Repair has always been to be an important asset to the practices we serve," noted Johnson. "Benco Dental will provide us with the necessary tools to accomplish that goal and we are so pleased to become a part of the Benco family."

About Benco Dental
Benco Dental, headquartered in Pittston, Pennsylvania, is the largest privately owned, full-service distributor of dental supplies, dental equipment, dental consulting & equipment services in the United States. Founded in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen, the company has remained family owned and focused on the unique mission of “delivering success smile after smile”. During Benco Dental’s 81 year history, the company has grown from a single storefront location in Wilkes-Barre, PA into the nation’s fastest-growing dental distributor with over 50 regional showroom locations and five distribution centers servicing over 30,000 dental professionals in 40 states.

In 2009, Benco Dental reached a new milestone in the company’s long history by unveiling a 272,000-square-foot corporate headquarters, distribution center and equipment showroom in Pittston, Pennsylvania. Benco Dental CenterPoint houses the largest dental equipment showroom in North America, featuring 25 fully functional operatories, 14 operational digital X-rays including 2D and 3D units, three sterilization centers, design & lab concept suites and a summit training center for continuing education courses. The company has additional distribution centers in Fort Wayne, IN, Jacksonville, FL, and Dallas, TX and will open its fifth distribution center in Reno, Nevada in June of 2011.

Benco Dental provides more supply and equipment options than any other full-service dental distributor, an offering enhanced by a comprehensive suite of services, including office design, equipment repair, practice coaching, financing and real estate planning, wealth management, and dental-specific technology solutions. These services are supported by over 420 professionally trained sales representatives and 290 factory-trained service technicians. Put it all together and Benco Dental offers all the tools to enable dental professionals to achieve their desired goals for success. For more information, visit benco.com or call 1.800.GO.BENCO.

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Contact:

Kate McDermott
Benco Dental
(570) 602-6884

Friday, January 21, 2011

Benco Dental to open a distribution center in northern Nevada



January 21, 2011
By: ThisIsReno
SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE

Benco Dental, the largest privately owned, full-service dental distributor in the United States, is opening a distribution facility at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center in Storey County.

The company will employ 15 at its 100,000 square foot facility at 625 Waltham Way when it opens at the end of May 2011, including a distribution manager, material handlers, a sales representative and a service technician. Interested candidates should visit the company’s website, www.benco.com/About/Careers.aspx, and fill out an online application.

According to the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), Benco Dental considered Salt Lake City and other markets before selecting Reno. The company’s relocation represents a one-year economic impact to the region of $1,683,596. It’s estimated that as a result of the new center opening, a total of $331,395 in state and county taxes will be generated in its first year in business.

Benco Dental’s facility at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center is the company’s fifth distribution center in the United States and will serve the company’s west coast customers. Benco Dental’s other distribution centers are located in Dallas, Texas; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Jacksonville, Fla., and at the company’s headquarters in Pittston, Pa.

“We considered other states, including California and Utah, but found the business climate in Nevada friendlier and more accommodating,” said Lou Mangino, vice president of operations for Benco Dental. “Reno’s proximity to the 11 western states and our ability to reach 65 percent of our customers within one day was a selling point, as was the region’s workforce, which we’ve found to be excellent.”

“The opening of our fifth distribution center in Reno positions us as a full-service dental distributor with a nationwide footprint that will allow us to deliver even more value to our dentist and manufacturer partners.” said Rick Cohen, managing director of Benco Dental.

EDAWN represented the company for state incentives at the Nevada Commission on EconomicDevelopment, January 18. Other community partners that provided assistance include: Brandon Page and Travis Durfee, Prologis; Tom Fitzgerald, Nevadaworks; Dean Haymore, Storey County; the Nevada Commission on Economic Development and NV Energy.

About Benco Dental: Benco Dental, headquartered in Pittston, Pennsylvania, is the largest privately owned, full-service distributor of dental supplies, dental equipment, dental consulting & equipment services in the United States. Founded in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen, the company has remained family owned and focused on the unique mission of “delivering success smile after smile”. During Benco Dental’s 81 year history, the company has grown from a single storefront location in Wilkes-Barre, PA into the nation’s fastest-growing dental distributor with over 50 regional showroom locations and five distribution centers servicing over 30,000 dental professionals in 40 states.

In 2009, Benco Dental reached a new milestone in the company’s long history by unveiling a 272,000-square-foot corporate headquarters, distribution center and equipment showroom in Pittston, Pennsylvania. Benco Dental CenterPoint houses the largest dental equipment showroom in North America, featuring 25 fully functional operatories, 14 operational digital X-rays including 2D and 3D units, three sterilization centers, design & lab concept suites and a summit training center for continuing education courses. The company has additional distribution centers in Fort Wayne, IN, Jacksonville, FL, and Dallas, TX and will open its fifth distribution center in Reno, Nevada in May of 2011.

Benco Dental provides more supply and equipment options than any other full-service dental distributor, an offering enhanced by a comprehensive suite of services, including office design, equipment repair, practice coaching, financing and real estate planning, wealth management, and dental-specific technology solutions. These services are supported by over 340 professionally trained sales representatives and 265 factory-trained service technicians. Put it all together, and Benco Dental offers all the tools to enable dental professionals to achieve their desired goals for success. For more information, visit benco.com or call 1.800.GO.BENCO.

About EDAWN: EDAWN is a private, non-profit corporation founded by community leaders in 1982. EDAWN works to recruit and expand quality companies that have a positive impact on the quality of life in Greater Reno-Tahoe. Reno was named the No. 1 Place for Doing Business in America 2005 by Inc. magazine. For more information, visit http://www.edawn.org/.

Experience CenterPoint: First Annual Educational Event and Open House March 24-25, 2011


Join us on March 24-25, 2011 at CenterPoint, Pittston, PA for the First Annual Educational Event and Open House at CenterPoint.

Spend time in our state-of -the-art showroom and visit our X-ray suite. Plus, earn up to 30 CE Credits! Enjoy hor d'oeuvres and live music at the Open House on March 24th from 5:00 - 8:00 pm..

For seminar registration, please call 800.462.3626, ext. 1.
For early registration discount, please RSVP by February 1, 2011..

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Benco Dental - On the Move: A Dentaltown Magazine Corporate Profile Feature


Benco Dental is profiled in the January 2011 issue of Dentaltown magazine. The corporate profile is entitled Benco Dental - On the Move.

The full-service, family-owned dental distributor moves into its new home and expands its services nationwide.

Stroll into the lobby of CenterPoint, Benco Dental's new home and hub of operations in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and you're hit with three impressions all at once: first, this company knows what it is; second, it knows where it's going; and third, it will never forget where it came from. If you stand at the entrance and look straight ahead, you'll vie w the headquarters' pristine and polished fa├žade that might as well say, "Welcome to the future." Look to your right and soak in the dental distributor's immense and breathtakingly complete dental operatory showroom – the largest of its kind in the nation. For any dentist, it could trigger a salivary response. Look to your left and you find a larger-than-life, floor-to-ceiling image from the 1930s of Benjamin Cohen, the company's founder, aiding a dentist named Dr. Kniffen with a purchase at Benco's original Wilkes- Barre, Pennsylvania, location. The immensity of this 80-year-old image leaves no room for subtlety. Benco is proud of its heritage. Read more...

– by Benjamin Lund, Editor, Dentaltown Magazine


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Friday, October 1, 2010

Go Digital - Benco Dental 4th Quarter Equipment Savings and Special Financing

From now until December 31, 2010 Benco Dental is offering special year-end savings opportunities on select equipment options. On high-tech purchases such as 2D or 3D digital panoramic X-rays Benco Dental is offering exclusive 4.99% financing for 36 months and on select small equipment purchases, you can enjoy 0% financing for 10 months. With the unsure status of tax code Section 179, there's no better time than the present to invest in new equipment for your practice.

Go Digital!10 Months Interest-Free Financing and 4.99% Financing on Hi-Tech
Exclusively through Benco Dental and our financing partner Clarion Financial, you can take advantage special offers on the industry's most reliable names like KaVo, Gendex, Kodak, A-dec, Vatech, Ivoclar Vivadentl, Star Dental and Aceton.

From digital X-rays to practice management and digital imaging software packages, Benco Dental offers choices from industry leaders like Vatech, Soredex, Instrumentarium, Progeny, Air Techniques, 3M, Cadent and Aribex. The special financing on these items is a limited-time offer only available through Benco Dental.

To learn more about Benco Dental's Go Digital promotional event, click here or visit benco.com.