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|Type||Dental Supply and Equipment Distributor|
|Headquarters||Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Area served||United States|
|Key people||Larry Cohen (Chairman and Chief Customer Advocate), Chuck Cohen (Managing Director), Rick Cohen (Managing Director)|
|Products||Dental supplies, equipment, service, technology and office design services|
|Employees||1150 as of June 2010|
Benco Dental has been privately owned and operated since 1930, when first-generation owner, Benjamin Cohen, moved to Northeast Pennsylvania after six years of traveling from train station to train station, selling dental supplies.
Benco Dental is now a full-service distributor of dental supplies, dental equipment, dental consulting & dental equipment services. The company has remained family-owned and is in its third-generation of leadership. During the company's 80-year history, Benco Dental has grown from a single storefront location in Wilkes-Barre, PA, into the nation’s fastest-growing dental distributor, with 50 regional showroom locations and 4 distribution centers servicing over 30,000 dental professionals in 40 states and Washington D.C.
In 2010, Benco Dental opened  a new 280,000-square-foot (26,000 m2) corporate headquarters, distribution center and equipment showroom in Pittston, Pennsylvania. The new facility, CenterPoint, will house the largest dental equipment showroom in North America, featuring 25 fully functional operatories, 13 operational digital imaging panoramic X-rays including 2D and 3D units, 3 sterilization centers, office design & lab concept suites and a summit training center that will host continuing education courses. Additionally Benco Dental’s footprint includes 3 distribution centers in Fort Wayne, IN, Jacksonville, FL, and Dallas, TX, over 340 professionally-trained sales territory representatives and 265 factory-trained service technicians.
Benco Dental has been named one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2010; this marks the seventh time in eight years that Benco Dental has received this recognition. The Best Places to Work in PA program solicits surveys from participating companies’ associates and compiles the results prior to assembling the final rankings.
Benco Dental’s core products and programs include: the BluChip Buying Club, dentistry’s original customer loyalty program; Painless 8 with Forecaster, an electronic ordering and product management software; Painless Web, e-Commerce and materials management system; Insite, dental office design & architectural services; BencoNET, digital imaging and “open architecture” operatory integration system solutions and Transitions Group, a practice development consulting service.
Benco operates under the tagline of "We deliver success smile after smile."
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