Can lounge chairs give patients cancer?

Flame retardant furnishings may have been created with protection in mind, but their after effects can be detrimental.

Chemicals used to treat the filling and upholstery of guest and lounge seating seen in many dental office waiting areas are considered by many scientists as the new lead.

They were invented to slow the spread of fires, but after decades of use, wide‐spread testing has shown they contribute toward hormone disruption and certain types of cancer.

Solving problems takes a creative approach — something the designers at Benco Dental’s CenterPoint Design embrace. Their goal: making sure your dental practice furniture works well, while ensuring the health and safety of your patients, and the planet.

Palisade Collection Palisades uses fire
retardant-free materials (Photo Courtesy Herman Miller)

Ask yourself, “Have we made the best choices possible?”

Only by continuing to ask that question and making sustainability a priority can we be confident in creating a better world.

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, shifting to use of sustainable woods. (Photo courtesy Herman Miller)

Herman Miller furniture, distributed by Benco Dental, has added other well-being features to its product line, including:

* Curved edge surfaces to prevent bump incidents

* PVC free, non-flame retardant textiles on all seating

* Antimicrobial treatments on request only

* Takeback programs for end-of-life products

* Zero waste in manufacturing, reductions in water/energy and local resources

Mirra 2 Chairs, shown, reuse materials. (Photo courtesy Herman Miller)

Learn more about the well-being features Herman Miller includes in its product lines and how you can incorporate Herman Miller in your practice:

Contact Mandy Welman at 570-602-7011 or hermanmiller@benco.com

Refocus your dental workplace around its people

Fit out your dental office with setting that are fine-tuned to your staff’s activities and needs. Benco Dental can help you seamlessly insert furnishings and digital tools into areas where people can be more creative and efficient.

Herman Miller Exclave Whiteboard System travel with teams and individuals throughout the day to help preserve and disseminate good ideas.

Empower frictionless work

To achieve this, Benco’s CenterPoint Design team helps align your surroundings, furnishings and tools so work flows seamlessly in every area of your practice and into all office layouts. With Exclave, creative thinking that begins in one space can be refined or expanded in another. Shown above, Exclave Whiteboard system, designed for Herman Miller by Gianfranco Zaccai can be moved from room to room.
Whiteboards, tackboards, and lightweight eco boards travel with teams and individuals throughout the day to help preserve and disseminate good ideas. Mobile carts support the movement of boards, and provide freestanding display and space delineation in open areas. Rails installed in a variety of locations offer flexible, adaptable support for the full suite of Exclave products.

Equip your team with intuitive tools

Put the right technology, right where people need it.

Benco’s IT team partners with leading tech companies to deliver tools to integrate into all office settings.

Logitech SmartDock with Public Office Landscape

Logitech SmartDock schedules meetings and includes lock and dock to allow for phone calls.

Barco ClickShare with Public Office Landscape

Barco ClockShare’s wireless options for presentations is ideal for financial consults and training sessions.

Robin Reservation System with Public Office Landscape

Robin Reservation System offers scheduling, location services and managing your dental office from one main hub. You can be at your seat and scheduling and it will reflect lists of appointments outside treatment or training rooms.

Spend smartly with a streamlined process

Benco Dental offers doctors the ability to save time and money by working with its CenterPoint and vendor partners to design, order and install all your office furnishings and digital tools. This efficient process ensures you get only the products your people need to accomplish their work and stay in sync with each other.

Want to learn how you can incorporate these office furnishings and digital tools in your practice?

Contact Mandy Welman at 570-602-7011 or hermanmiller@benco.com

Workstation, chair, movement: Workplace ergonomics as easy as 1, 2, 3

Workstation wellness awaits, with a little help from Herman Miller.
Known for innovation and expertise in the health care furnishings, Herman Miller shares recommends a few steps (shown) to help.

  1. Movement. Change postures. Don’t substitute sitting all day for standing all day. Sit down or move after 20 minutes of standing.
  2. Workstation. Make sure wrists aren’t bent while at a desk. Raise or lower the desk until arms are in a straight line.
  3. Chair. Don’t forget to sit and take breaks from standing. Use a chair to support changing postures.
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Look away, look away

Every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds to help avoid eye strain, reduce headaches and neck pain.

MBrace Wall-Mounted Technology

No leaning, please.

Pull your environment to you, not the other way around. Sit back in your chair, pull monitor, keyboard and mouse to you to reduce the tendency to lean.

Setu Chair

S for Support.

Sit all the way back in your chair to support your spine’s natural S-shape.

Ollin Monitor Arm with Flo Power Hub

A little tilt goes a long way.

Wearing bifocals? Try tilting your monitor up slightly to help avoid eye strain.

Wishbone Monitor Arm with Canvas Office Landscape

Open circulation starts with … feet

Make sure your feet are squarely supported on the floor to open up circulation.

Want to learn more?

Contact Interior Designer Mandy Welman at 1.800.GOBENCO

5 reasons Benco delivers Herman Miller furniture to dentists across the U.S.

At Herman Miller, people are important because they give purpose. From their earliest days as a small town furniture company, to the global family of brands they are today, Herman Miller’s focus has always been people —  colleagues, neighbors, customers and partners. Five years ago Benco Dental, the nation’s largest family-owned dental distributor in the […]