Benco associates experience Christmas kindness in Dunmore, Pennsylvania

WNEP-16 Reporter Elizabeth Worthington and Videographer Mike Cholko paid a surprise visit to Regulatory Compliance Specialist Ashley  Yando  DeFlice and Tax Manager Amy Yando at the Benco Dental home office. Their purpose: to learn more about an outpouring of holiday kindness the sisters experienced in their community. On Thursday, December 12, the news station reported the story.

John Yando, the dad of two Benco associates, Regulatory Compliance Specialist Ashley Yando DeFlice and Tax Manager Amy Yando, has long taken pride in decorating for the holidays at his home in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. Two years ago, John experienced a serious stroke. Though he has made great strides with determination and the support of loving wife Julie and family, John, who turned 73 on Tuesday, no longer is able to continue the tradition of stringing countless yards of colorful garland, wreaths and lights to brighten his neighborhood.   

John Yando, center, the dad of two Benco associates, Regulatory Compliance Specialist Ashley Yando DeFlice (shown) and Tax Manager Amy Yando, has long taken pride in decorating for the holidays at his home in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. Two years ago, John experienced a serious stroke and this season his community lent their support.

When John mentioned to Ashley that he felt disheartened and requested help, his youngest daughter recalled the outpouring of support their family received during her father’s recovery. “People were always asking what they could do to help, so I thought this might be a time to ask,” said Ashley. 

Last week, when Ashley shared a post to the Facebook group “You Know You’re from Dunmore” requesting assistance to decorate her parents’ home, she wasn’t sure what to expect. 

Last week, when Ashley Yando DeFlice shared a post (shown above) to the Facebook group “You Know You’re from Dunmore” requesting assistance to decorate her parents’ home, she wasn’t sure what to expect. 

 “I thought I would get a few people, and in the first hours, I received supportive comments,” she referred to the social media group with 6,062 followers. “Then, we got so much help, we were overwhelmed by the kindness.”  

Ashley said it was not long before she received a call from the Dunmore Police Department who offered assistance from Cadet program of the police and fire departments.  

On Saturday morning, Amy arranged for their mom to be away from home for a few hours and the volunteers began arriving.  Before long nearly 20 members of the community came out, including neighbors, an elementary schoolmate, the Cadets, among others.  

On Saturday, December 7, nearly 20 members of the community came out to help the Yando family decorate in Dunmore, including neighbors, an elementary schoolmate, the Dunmore Borough Police and Fire Department and Cadets, among others.  
John Yando watches from inside his Dunmore home as friends from the community continue his holiday decorating tradition.

“Our mom had been feeling overwhelmed and having trouble getting into the spirit of the season,” said Amy. 

When she arrived home, their mom, Julie was awestruck and delighted.

On Saturday morning, Amy Yando arranged for her mom Julie to be away from home for a few hours and the volunteers began arriving to decorate. Here she arrives on the scene.

“I am extremely proud of my sister for reaching out to the community to help us and even prouder of the individuals who volunteered. I am grateful to be part of the Dunmore community,” said Amy.  

On Saturday, December 7, nearly 20 members of the community came out to help the Yando family decorate in Dunmore, including neighbors, an elementary schoolmate, the Dunmore Borough Police and Fire Department and Cadets, among others.  

 Ashley and Amy offered gratitude to all, especially the Fire and Police departments and neighbors Jim Becchetti and Nicole Archangeli and her two children, Natalia and Gianni. 

-Editorial Intern Sean Mickalitis contributed to this story.

Need new gadgets for your dental practice? Here are #6NeatThings from Benco

The holidays are here! Treat yourself and your staff to new equipment and supplies for 2020. Where to begin? With #6NeatThings from Benco Dental, of course.

From Hu-Friedy’s AIRFLOW®, Benco Brands’ Gibson Healthcare Needle Recapping Device, Amann Girrbach’s Ceramill Matik, and Onpharma’s Onset, to Opti-Probe Tips and V-Posil Heavy Soft Fast.

Benco Dental is driving dentistry forward with these six neat products that are designed to improve safety, sanitation and also save time in the dental practice.

Get with the flow

AIRFLOW® One (pictured right); AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master (pictured left).

Hu-Friedy’s AIRFLOW® One (pictured, above right) is the latest EMS (Electro Medical Systems) innovation for the “Guided Biofilm Therapy” for biofilm management and stain removal during prophylaxis procedures. The device is characterized by unique ergonomics, high precision, easy maintenance and compliance with the highest hygiene standards. Order today.

Hu-Friedy’s AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master (pictured, above left) is the latest EMS (Electro Medical Systems) innovation for the “Guided Biofilm Therapy”: a unique solution for caries, perio prevention and maintenance. Created for intensive professional use, the device is characterized by unique ergonomics, high precision, easy maintenance and compliance with the highest hygiene standards. Order today.

The only recap you’ll need

Gibson Healthcare Needle Recapping Device.

Benco Brands’ portable Gibson Healthcare Recapping Device allows offices to meet the CDC and OSHA requirements for one-handed needle containment. The easy-to-use device helps protect against needle sticks by covering the front and back of the needle, and allows protection against accidental needle sticks during recapping and disposal of the needle in a Sharps container. 

The pre-loaded, spring-activated system automatically advances to the next capsule, once one is removed, allowing for 100 needles of varying lengths and gauges to be recapped. Portable and lightweight with a non-skid bottom to ensure stability, this device is sure to offer your team and patients the protection they need. Order today.

The black box of innovation

Ceramill Matik

Ceramill Matik by Amann Girrbach opens up a still-unique segment within the digital dentistry world. As the first full-service unit, it combines three machines in one. Apart from the actual processing station, the system also performs the functions of a fully automated stock management system, as well as a machine-cleaning device.

The support in loading, cleaning and in material management allows massive time savings in every day laboratory routines. Furthermore, additional software tools help to make optimum use of the materials and the tools.

Ceramill Matik offers innovative processing methods, such as the patented carving mode (60 percent time savings), thrilling (production of one-piece abutments) and speed milling of acrylic materials, as well as the maximum material range from hard and brittle block materials to zirconium and PMMA materials and metal materials. Click here to learn more.

Onset is as easy as 1-2-3

Onpharma’s Onset.

Onset by Onpharma helps administer local anesthetic consistently. The buffering system raises the pH of local anesthetic outside the body closer to physiological. The device can be used with Articaine, Lidocaine, Prilocaine and mepivicaine. Onset raises the pH of the anesthetic instantly, taking wait time and the patient’s physiology out of the buffering process.

Benco offers “Introductory Order Buy & Try”. You wouldn’t buy a new Tesla without taking it for a test drive. Why should a buffering system be any different? That’s right. Test drive Onset and if you don’t like it we’ll refund your One Box Kit. No questions asked. Order today.

Tips on tips

Opti-Probe.

Opti-Probe Tips from PacDent offer the thinnest available double-side vented, luer lock irrigation needle, with close rounded tip. The double side vented openings create a “swirl-effect” for efficient irrigation. The closed rounded tip protects apex. Order today.

Get a better bond in less time

V-Posil Heavy Soft Fast 50 ml Cartridge Pack of 2 from VoCo

V-Posil Heavy Soft Fast from VoCo is to be used as heavy body tray material for: one-step impression technique (simultaneous technique) using dual viscosities, two-step impression technique using dual viscosities, and functional impressions.

No need to stock fast-set and regular-set material; V-Posil has thermo-activated set. It begins to set up when placed in the mouth (up to two minutes). It also features two-minute working time and two-minute setting time. The rapid snap set reduces the time in the critical zone by up to 50 percent, minimizing potential distortion due to human error resulting in fewer re-takes. Less product needed = money saved! Order today.

Gain vision, energy for your dental practice with Kay Huff

When it comes to dental practices, Kay Huff’s got vision.

It was over 30 years ago that this one-woman whirlwind began helping teams as a dental practice coach, and since then she’s been channeling that energy as a driving force to help hundreds of practices reach and exceed their professional goals.

Passionate about her work, this Director of Coaching with Benco Dental’s Practice Solution Team brings a strong background in dental business systems, team motivation, leadership, and practice profitability.

Last week at the Greater New York Dental Meeting, Huff was inducted as a Fellow in the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics. This honorary service organization is driven by the mission of fostering interdisciplinary relationships and cooperative education in the area of facial esthetics.

Kay Huff was inducted December 2, 2019 as a Fellow in the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics.

In the last five years the IADFE opened the Fellowship to consultants by invitation only, and after being nominated by Debra Nash, co-founder of the Nash Institute in Huntersville, North Carolina.

As Director of Coaching with Benco Dental, Huff consults with dental practices and leads educational events across the U.S. In the coming months, she’ll address audiences at a Build Your Future™ design workshop in Costa Mesa California in January, Yankee Dental Congress and Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Dental Meeting in February.

Ready to be empowered at your dental practice?

Those heading to Yankee Dental Congress January 30-February 1 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center can benefit from Huff’s insight.
On February 2 from 10 a.m. to noon, she will help dentists take the leap to build better systems, but not before creating their parachutes — high-performing dental teams. Register here.

In “Don’t Forget Your Parachute,” attendees will:

  • IDENTIFY opportunities for team members to increase interoffice communication and empower growth through successful team meetings, department meetings, communication board and morning huddles.
  • SUMMARIZE what it takes to have a successful recare system with a healthy hygiene program, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), a followup system for recare success and the power of words.
  • DESIGN steps to reduce cancellations and no shows by controlling and reviewing downtime.
  • IMPLEMENT systems to fill the scheduling gaps and increase practice profitability.

Want to learn more and attend? Register here.

Interested in finding Practice Solutions for your dental office?

Schedule a session with Kay Huff at 1.800.GO.BENCO.

Watch for details about Huff’s upcoming courses at Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting: “Piecing Together Your Insurance Puzzle, “ February 21, 2020 from 1-2:30 p.m. and “The Fearless Dental Team,” Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Register for “Piecing Together Your Insurance Puzzle. “


Utah dentist and family dedicate 10 months to giving back in Guatemala

Dr. Cameron Quayle couldn’t find a nonprofit group whose vision for dental missions aligned with his. So he started one himself.

After completing his first humanitarian mission to Guatemala a decade ago, Dr. Quayle was startled by the deprivation he’d witnessed—and was determined to go back.

“I knew I couldn’t change much of what they lacked, but I could improve their oral health and dental education,” says Dr. Quayle, who practices at Mountain View Pediatric Dentistry, with two locations near Salt Lake City.

Politely rebuffed by a number of nonprofit groups he approached—he wished to undertake longer missions than they could accommodate, he says—he decided to found his own organization, Mason Gives, in 2017. (The name is a nod to Mason the Moose, his practice’s mascot; Mountain View Pediatric’s web address is themoosedentist.com.)

Dr. Cameron Quayle couldn’t find a nonprofit group whose vision for dental missions aligned with his. So he started ONE HIMSELF.
MISSION CONTROL: Dr. Quayle and his family in Guatemala. His wife Mandee, 38, daughters: Kate, 14 and Charly, 11 and sons: Jack, 9 and Cannon, 5 joined him on a 10-month trip.

The Benco Family Foundation was the first outside group to donate; companies including KaVo Kerr, Ultradent and 3M, among others, followed suit, enabling Dr. Quayle to embark on a 10-month trip to Guatemala in 2018-19. He and his fellow travelers were able to comprehensively treat more than 1,000 patients in that time.

Read about the high points and the challenges in his recent interview with Incisal Edge magazine.

What motivated the Quayle family to give back?

The desire to live intentionally guides his family, says Dr. Quayle.

“We wanted to do something different, to share our talents for something more than just higher production and more money.  We wanted to make a difference in the world.  What initially was the scariest thing we have ever done turned out to be the greatest thing we have ever done.”

His advice: 
“Go for it!  If you have a dream or a passion you are putting aside, ask yourself why you aren’t pursuing it.  Pursuing our passions make us come alive.”

Shoutout to 4 who inspire
Dr. Cameron Quayle

  1. Glen Dean, DDS. “He was the dentist who initially invited me to Guatemala to volunteer nearly 10 years ago.  Since then he has mentored me, answered hundreds of my questions and helped by letting us borrow some of his equipment in Guatemala.”
  2. Greg and Lucy Jensen. “They moved to Guatemala from the U.S. nearly eight years ago with their four young boys.  Since then they started Cultiva International, a non-profit that teaches local, indigenous people to grow their own vegetables and improve their nutrtion.” 
  3. Gaby Munoz.  “Gaby is the director of an organization by the name of Faith Seeds. … They work with the extreme poor. These families live on $4 to $5 per day.  She has faced enormous challenges and yet still shows up every day to serve these families.  She is Guatemalan serving her fellow Guatemalans.” 

How can you help?

To help support Dr. Cameron Quayle and Mason Gives through donations or other means, please visit masongives.com.

Dr. Cameron Quayle cares for a dental patient in Guatemala as his children observe.
Three people holding Throat Scopes and smiling (Jennifer Holland, inventor, stands in the middle), with Edison Award Graphics surrounding them.

Perform dental exams clearly with Edison Award-winning Throat Scope®

The days of traditional oral examinations are over.
Throat Scope®, an innovative probing device manufactured by Holland Healthcare Inc., enables doctors to easily perform intraoral examinations of patients’ mouths.

The unpleasant experience of restraining a toddler, while a doctor used a tongue depressor and flashlight to pry open the young patient’s mouth, gave inventor Jennifer Holland (above, center) her lightbulb moment.

The 2017 Silver Edison Award-winning product provides a light source located inside the mouth to allow medical professionals one free hand to conduct a fast, accurate and pleasant oral examination experience.

The device is completely sterile. Plastic depressors attach to the handle and are disposed after use. The depressors are clear, which allow for light to easily penetrate through the transparent material.

The strong luminescence can help professionals spot abnormalities that may have been missed when using wooden depressors and a dental flashlight during examinations. Light emitted from flashlights do not fully illuminate the mouth like Throat Scope® does.

Don’t just read about it, take a look at Throat Scope® in this video.

Video by Holland Healthcare Inc.

These Throat Scope® features save time and add ease to examinations:

* a handle with three powerful LED lights with an estimated five-year shelf life.
* a handle that can be used under any circumstance to illuminate dark or hard-to-see areas, for instance, during difficult dental procedures.
* less frequently charging than a cell phone, because the environmentally-friendly tool works continuously for 20 hours.

Throat Scope® offers convenience and numerous unique benefits at an affordable cost – driving dentistry forward through innovation. A starter pack is priced under $35 at Benco.com and includes the Throat Scope®, two blades and 50 single-use depressors.

Speaking of the Edison Awards — Nomination deadline ends today

The deadline to nominate an innovation for the Edison Awards is today. The annual competition, created in 1987, honors excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design, and innovation. Past winners have included Fortune 500s, small startups, and everything in between — including dental products and services. To nominate a new product that deserves recognition, learn details and submit an entry here.

Need a nudge? Be inspired by dentistry’s past honorees.

Now is the time to submit an innovation, rank among the dental industry’s most esteemed inventors and make a difference. Enter your nomination today.

Dr. Nicholas A. Lavoie performing dental procedures on a young patient.

Dr. Nicholas A. Lavoie takes dentistry to the '212th degree' #IE40Under40

When fresh out of high school or college, some people know which career paths to follow. After settling in, some discover a calling to positively impact people in the community that pulls them off course.

That describes the path of Dr. Nicholas A. Lavoie, who shifted careers to become a board-certified pediatric dentist. Today he offers oral health care at his new practice, Lavoie Pediatric Dentistry, in Swansea, Massachusetts.

He started his health care journey in the nursing profession.

My experiences as a nurse opened my eyes to the extent to which early childhood caries, the most common chronic disease in children, exists, and how severely it can impact overall health and emotional well-being. My heart was broken for these kids and I wanted to be able to address oral disease more directly, but my influence as a nurse was limited to referrals and preventive education. I decided to go back to school to become a dentist.

Dr. Nicholas A. Lavoie describes his career transition from nurse to pediatric dentist.

Helping children overcome and prevent cavities, a disease that affects 1 out of 5 children aged 5 to 11 years old, is a calling that the Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 honoree has dedicated his life to achieving. And so, he left nursing to help children who may not know about the consequences of dental neglect.

Dr. Nicholas A. Lavoie, makes the most of his NYC experience as an Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 honoree.

He believes in his mission so much that he built a new office that opened in August to better help and educate about the importance of oral health. Dr. Lavoie and his team are committed to providing an experience beyond the typical dental experience.

Our office culture places a significant emphasis on the fact that every patient is a VIP and an extended member of our dental family. We enjoy connecting on a personal level with each child who walks through the door, as well as their siblings, parents, or whoever else may accompany them. While most offices do make efforts in these areas, we attempt to reach the ‘212th degree.’

Dr. Nicholas A. Lavoie explains his team’s work ethic and the extent to which they provide individualized, high-quality care.
Dr. Nicholas A. Lavoie’s new practice in Swansea, Massachusetts uses advanced dental equipment to treat patients.

The new office features five operatories with room to expand to 10 as his dentistry grows. It’s designed to enhance patient comfort using the latest technology and old fashion hospitality.

Dr. Lavoie uses electronic record-keeping, an environmentally sustainable alternative to paper, as well as the latest digital radiology equipment. While patients wait in the lounge, he provides them with tablets, HDTVs and coffee. It’s a welcoming atmosphere, especially for his patients’ parents.

During the construction process, especially as the opening deadline approached, he experienced sleepless nights, but also the euphoria of building a new practice and helping children.

Dr. Nicholas A. Lavoie and his wife Katy at the grand opening of his practice.

Every child he meets is a meaningful encounter, Dr. Lavoie said, and a way for him “…to guide them through a difficult experience and to be able to get them smiling before they leave, or possibly even excited to come back, is an incredibly good feeling,” .

Like all professions, aspects challenge the ability to work efficiently, and dentistry is no exception.

Navigating the mess of dental insurance is, in my opinion, the largest difficulty. There are so many dental insurance companies that exist, each with their own set of rules in regard to range and frequency of treatments. It makes it incredibly confusing for both patients and dental staff, and phone calls to resolve any confusion can easily run upward of 30 minutes, which impacts the time and resources that can be focused on quality patient care.

Dr. Nicholas A. Lavoie

Outside the Dental Practice

Outside the office, Dr. Lavoie classifies spending time with family as the most important aspect of his life. He’s an animal lover and foodie, who rarely frequents the same restaurants.

He enjoys discovering new, culturally authentic cuisine, especially ones that induce sweat and ignite his taste buds. He enjoys watching football and, of course, as a New Englander, his favorite team is the New England Patriots, a team that has won six Super Bowls since 2002.

Dr. Lavoie, his dental team and new office are ready to help children form healthy dental habits through regular visits and self-care for years to come.

We strive every day to re-define the negative stigma that generally follows dentistry and create a generation of self-empowered individuals when it comes to oral health.

Dr. Nicholas A. Lavoie.

Proven performance, new versatility: Benco presents Ivoclar Vivadent® IPS e.max® blocks for Amann Girrbach, expanded selection of mills

Proven products partner with the introduction of Ivoclar Vivadent IPS e.max blocks from Benco Dental certified as compatible with Amann Girrbach Ceramill Motion 2 and Mikro IC chairside mills.

“We’re excited to offer dentists and laboratories the world’s best-selling CAD/CAM material. Ivoclar Vivadent’s IPS e.max enhances our already strong portfolio of blocks,” said Terry Barrett, Benco Dental Chief Marketing Officer.

IPS e.max ceramic materials are known worldwide for their long-term reliability and esthetic excellence. Proven patient after patient and study after study, this is innovation that has stood the test of time. Following more than 10 years of clinical evidence and over 120 million restorations, IPS e.max boasts a remarkable 96% survival rate and 98% customer satisfaction. No wonder e.max remains the go-to for clinicians who demand quality backed by years of hard evidence.

Amann Girrbach’s in-office mills are proven, durable products that bring affordable one-day digital dentistry within reach of more practices through Benco Dental. Today, proven products partner with the introduction of Ivoclar Vivadent IPS e.max blocks certified as compatible with Amann Girrbach Ceramill Motion 2 mills (shown).

Amann Girrbach’s in-office and laboratory mills are proven, durable products that bring affordable one-day digital dentistry within reach of more practices. They’re easy to purchase, easy to integrate, easy to support and manage. The Amann Girrbach mills incorporate seamlessly into existing practices thanks to simple training and a short learning curve. Step-by-step personalized tutorials and demonstrations are always available. All mills are also confidently backed by Benco Dental’s OneVisit® team and our nationwide network of customer support.

Together, the products are a dream team for any practice that wants to add affordable and proven reliable single visit dentistry capability.

Amann Girrbach’s in-office mills are proven, durable products that bring affordable one-day digital dentistry within reach of more practices through Benco Dental. Today, proven products partner with the introduction of Ivoclar Vivadent IPS e.max blocks certified as compatible with Amann Girrbach Ceramill Mikro IC mills (shown).

Ivoclar Vivadent IPS e.max blocks for the Amann Girrbach mills, as well as Carestream CS 3100 and Straumann C Series mills, are available for order from Benco Dental today. For more information or answers to your questions, contact Benco Dental’s OneVisit team via email at onevisitsupport@benco.com or by phone at 1-800-GO-BENCO (select option 5, then 1).

Benco helps practices grow with Dental Intelligence

Dental Intelligence, a leader in helping dental practices use actionable data to improve patient care, team collaboration, and practice profitability, aligns with Benco Dental, the nation’s largest independent dental distributor. Their shared goal: helping all dentists in the United States grow in ways that are important to them and their patients.

“All of us at Dental Intelligence are thrilled with this opportunity to be aligned with a dynamic organization like Benco. We love how focused they are on addressing and resolving the many unique challenges faced by the dental industry today,” says Weston Lunsford, CEO at Dental Intelligence (shown at top).

“Our company has a single vision: To help dental practices to do more and even better dentistry, more efficiently. Everything we do revolves around this purpose – and we’re passionate about succeeding. Benco’s commitment to helping the practices they work with achieve greater success makes them an ideal partner for Dental Intelligence. We’re so excited to work together.”

Dental Intelligence works behind the scenes to gather data, analyze and find opportunities for dental practices. Their desktop dashboards, shown, provide complete transparency and eye-opening insights available instantly.

The Pleasant Grove, Utah-based company connects to a doctor’s Practice Management Software, then analyzes instantly, automates, finds opportunities, and communicates. Dental Intelligence smart tools work to make sure nothing falls through the cracks, while saving time, helping more patients, and increasing production. Among the smart tools:

  • Morning Huddle, a presentation automated with the click of a button, that in 15 minutes unites the dental team with clear and measurable goals, reviews yesterday, today, tomorrow and next week, celebrates victories and creates teaching moments.
  • Call Insight, a smart caller ID that improves patient experience and displays valuable patient opportunities.
  • Today’s Follow Ups, a daily communication assistant, auto-generates call lists for appointment confirmations, hygiene recare and unscheduled treatment.

“Benco Dental and Dental Intelligence share a passion for innovating to help dentists achieve more. This product delivers measurable results through a remarkable combination of hindsight, insight and foresight so users learn from what has already happened, respond better to what’s happening now and anticipate how to react smarter and more efficiently in the future.”

Terry Barrett, Chief Marketing Officer at Benco Dental.
Benco Dental will collaborate with Dental Intelligence, a leader in helping dental practices use actionable data to improve patient care, team collaboration, and practice profitability. Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, shown, is the largest independent dental distributor in the United States Benco drives dentistry forward through innovative solutions and caring family culture while delivering a full array of supplies, equipment, technology and services to dentists nationwide.

Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest independent dental distributor in the United States, driving dentistry forward through innovative solutions and a caring family culture. Benco delivers a full array of supplies, equipment, technology and services to dentists nationwide. Benco Dental firsts include Painless® electronic ordering, automated supply management, BluChip®customer loyalty rewards, CenterPoint design/equipment superstores and OneVisitTM open architecture CAD/CAM. Over 1,500 dedicated associates serve customers nationwide including 400+ sales representatives and 300+ factory-trained service technicians. Benco has been named one of Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma for three consecutive years.

To learn more about Dental Intelligence software, used by thousands of dentists to manage and grow their practices, please visit: https://offers.dentalintel.com/benco-snapshot

Benco launches practice management solution powered by Open Dental software

Pioneers in open architecture, open source solutions for dentistry partner to deliver robust offerings, regular updates and affordability for every budget.

Benco Dental now offers Open Dental software, a total practice management solution for dental offices. Scalable for any practice size, this open source program designed by a dentist is available through the nation’s largest independent dental distributor.

“Open, not closed, is central to our philosophy on innovation. Partnering with Open Dental software to power Benco Dental Practice Management means we’re providing our valued customers with a proven, tested, affordable, continually improving solution, customized for us and backed by a robust support system of both Open Dental employees and users.”

Chuck Cohen, Benco Dental managing director

A pioneer in open architecture platform solutions, Benco Dental today presents its customers with another avenue for increased choice, rather than restrictive exclusives. Open Dental, based in Salem, Oregon was created in 2003 out of the belief that “powerful practice management software should also come with a price that’s within reach of every dentist”.

Among Open Dental’s robust offerings:

  • Powerful system. Reports are easy to generate, and the selection is comprehensive. Software optimizes workflow and lays the foundation for positive patient experiences. Paperless charting, online patient forms and text reminders generate easily. Claims process electronically to maintain a digital appointment book.
  • Effortless support. Expert telephone, chat and email available. Webinar training included. Software updates regularly and deploys rapidly. Automated features save time and energy.
  • Adaptable to every practice. Compatible withmost imaging software. Plug-ins and customization options available. Converts date from 200+ dental Product Management systems.
  • Affordable. Free trial. Low or no initial investment. Low Monthly support fees. Discount after 12 months.

Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest independent dental distributor in the United States, driving dentistry forward through innovative solutions and a caring family culture. Benco delivers a full array of supplies, equipment, technology and services to dentists nationwide. Benco Dental firsts include Painless® electronic ordering, automated supply management, BluChip®customer loyalty rewards, CenterPoint design/equipment superstores and OneVisitTM open architecture CAD/CAM.

To learn more about Benco Practice Management powered by Open Dental software, please contact your Friendly Benco Rep, call 1.800.GOBENCO or visit benco.com.

Looking for a way to innovate? Try 6.

Elastic-edge sensors. Auto-retractable forceps. Universal resin cement. ClingShield® x-ray aprons. Award-winning handpiece attachments. American surgical-grade steel tip hygiene instruments.

Benco Dental is driving dentistry forward with the newest and coolest technology doctors need, in the form of its Six Neat Things promotion.

The nation’s largest independently-owned dental distributor strives to make it simple to stay up to date with the latest equipment and technology. 

Palmero Cling Shield X-Ray Apron

This smile is here to stay

Palmero Cling Shield X-Ray Apron:  Finally an apron that stays put when you place it on a patient.  Upgrade to a Palmero’s ClingShield® x-ray apron. They feature a medical grade vinyl backing that is textured to prevent sliding and provide stability. 
Protectall™ versions have a built-in thyroid collar.  Available in 10 different colors with a Smiley Face option for children (or anyone who needs some cheer!). 
Features include easy-to-clean materials, and nylon loops that allow for easy storage.  High density lead and lead free materials effectively shield radiation.
Order today.

Frings® by ids

Forceps, meet springs. Hello, Frings®

Imagine a pair of forceps that offer a spring-driven “auto-retractable” design. ids presents Frings® so that dentists no longer have to use fingers to open forceps.
In the mix, a Lifetime Guarantee. Available in a wide range of beak designs, for optimal grip, Frings are designed to reduce the risk of tooth fractures.
Frings are crafted from 100% German Stainless steel and feature a trademarked two-tone blue finish with an ergonomic handle. Selected by The Dental Advisor as an Editor’s Choice, Frings bears a +++++ rating.
Order today.

Premier ZR-Cem

This bond is strong.

As an inert material, Zirconia is very difficult to bond with, but Premier ZR-Cem solves this issue.  This self-adhesive universal resin cement is specially formulated for zirconia restorations, but enables a strong bond to all ceramic materials, dentin and enamel.  Unlike other cements, ZR-Cem’s BPO/Amine free initiation system translates to long-lasting color stability. 

For ease of use, dispense the cement and seat the restoration. Room temperature storage is optimum, so there is no need for refrigeration. ZR-Cem also features optimal viscosity, easy handling and a fast and easy clean-up

A better patient experience is possible thanks to virtually no post-operative sensitivity and lasting color stability.

Order today.

NSK Nano 95LS handpiece attachment

Small, but mighty.

The NSK Nano 95LS 1:5 increasing handpiece attachment offers the quality and durability of the Z-Series of attachments (titanium body, ceramic bearings, Quattro spray, DLC coating, cellular glass optics, clean head system, push-button chuck, microfilter).

It is 10 percent lighter and shorter than conventional models, making it a perfect fit for smaller hands, such as those of the female dentist. The size makes it feel as though it is a natural extension of the hand.

NSK Nano 95LS reduces fatigue during procedures and improves fingertip dexterity.

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Vatech Wave Sensor shaped for comfort

Vatech’s Wave Sensor features an elastic edge that makes positioning much easier than before.  It conforms to the shape of the lingual surface of the teeth and reduces overlap.  Along with great resolution, the sensor is comfortable to the touch and has ergonomically rounded corners.

The Wave Sensor is rated at the highest level of ingress protection- IP68; It is classified to have complete protection against contact from dust and is able to be immersed under water for a prolonged period of time.

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Feel the difference in modern instruments.

Iris hygiene instruments from Benco Brands are made with medical-grade silicone and American surgical-grade steel tips. They offer a cushioned, comfortable grip to ensure control and a tactile feel.  

Optimal efficiency is possible with Iris instrument tips designed with precise angles. Metal core offers handle strength and security without  adding too much weight. 

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