From East to West: Dr. Tori Thuy-Conrad exemplifies determination #IE40Under40

What would you do to protect your family in a country plagued by war, poverty, labor camps and the very real possibility of execution? Would you escape?

That’s what Dr. Tori Thuy-Conrad’s parents did to flee post-war Vietnam, although it wasn’t as easy as hopping on a plane. In fact, the government declared leaving the country illegal.

“We were so poor, and living in that state of poverty was no way to live. We didn’t have much food. My parents’ jobs didn’t provide for a hopeful future for our family.”

Dr. Tori Thuy-Conrad said, recalling the stories her parents told of Vietnam.

The only way many Vietnamese people could escape communist oppression was by boat, a risky attempt some refugees did not survive. Those who were brave enough to flee, an estimated 1.5 million of them from 1975 to 1995, were known as “Boat People.”

This is the same type of boat Dr. Tori Thuy-Conrad and her family spent 38 days in as they drifted in the South China Sea. (Photo Courtesy Dr. Tori-Thuy Conrad)

In 1980, when Dr. Conrad was just six weeks old, she and her family boarded her father’s fishing boat, a vessel not designed for the open ocean, and were joined by seven other siblings and cousins.

They sailed into the South China Sea from Hue City, not knowing where, when and if they would make landfall. They sailed for days, weeks, over a month, not knowing where the tides would take them.

“We spent over 38 days at sea without a definitive destination. We arrived at a refugee camp in Hong Kong, where we resided for months until we were brought to a brighter future by the sponsorship of a United States family.”

Dr. Tori Thuy-Conrad, recalling the stories her parents told of Vietnam.
Dr. Tori Thuy-Conrad, held by her mother. Her brother and father to the right. Photo taken shortly after their arrival in the U.S. (Photo Courtesy Dr. Tori Thuy-Conrad.)

Dr. Conrad ended up in Denver, Colorado, a stark difference from the tropical climate of central Vietnam, and began to live an American life.

Finding her dentistry destiny

Dr. Conrad attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry, but the atomic mass of atoms was not all she found. She also met her husband there, and a burning desire to help people.

“I’ve always known I wanted to be in the health care field, helping others heal through medicine, especially children.”

After graduation from Coe, she moved to Minneapolis to study dental hygiene at the University of Minnesota, but she wanted more, and continued her education to earn a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

Today, the 2019 Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 honoree owns and practices at Tweet Pediatric Dentistry in Chanhassen, Minnesota, and is a mom of three. She juggles the responsibilities of a full-time dentist and a mother, an act that has its challenges.

“I think the most challenging aspects of dentistry is not the dentistry, it’s running a business. I had to learn as I went along and made a lot of mistakes. My mentors have guided me along the way.”

Although it’s difficult to run a business, Dr. Conrad loves her patients. She believes she makes a difference in their lives, and they return the favor to her.

“I am so grateful I get to do this and make such a difference in these children’s lives. The high-fives and hugs that I’m left with when my little patients leave their appointments leave me beaming with happiness.”

Dr. Tori Thuy-Conrad

When not in her operatory, Dr. Conrad is in the kitchen experimenting. She loves to cook for her family — and with them. Her favorite cuisine is Italian, without the pasta. She likes to stray from her cookbooks and allow her creativity to take over.

“I love using the fresh herbs and flavors, and pairing them with more proteins and vegetables in place of pasta. I try to create dishes without a recipe. I find it most rewarding when I have someone who eats my creation and provides raving remarks on a recipe that does not exist. It’s the best compliment.”

Dr. Conrad’s dreams never end. She wants to improve her culinary skills and one day compete on the Food Network show Chopped, a challenging competition where three chefs battle for supremacy. She also wishes to pilot a plane.

With many years of dentistry behind her, she has advice for those who dream to be who she is—a successful, practicing dentist.

“Utilize all resources and mentors out there. There are so many people willing to lend advice, reach out often and be willing to extend the same as you gain experience and knowledge. I give many thanks to my mentors for helping me reach my dreams, but also to alleviate and get me through the challenges I face.”

If anyone doubts their dreams, they need to speak with Dr. Conrad, whose tenacity and motivation is the stuff of inspiration.

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Dr. Tori Thuy-Conrad (front left) during the 2019 Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 photo session in NYC. (Photo courtesy Incisal Edge/Macrae Marran)

Dr. Yuliya Salmeron on how struggles lead to success #IE40Under40

Dr. Yuliya Salmeron, DMD, has been recognized as one of America’s Best Young Dentists, the 2019 Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 honorees.

Dr. Salmeron with Benco Dental Chairman and Customer Advocate Larry Cohen (left) at this year’s 40 Under 40 event in NYC.

This accomplishment, along with many other great feats, such as graduating from the top of her class at Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine (while also waiting tables at her local diner) and starting a new dental practice, Edge Endodontics in Austin, Texas, makes it clear that Dr. Salmeron is equipped with a ferocious and undying drive to succeed.

The Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Clevelang, Ohio.

Just as everyone faces difficult times, Dr. Salermon had struggles of her own to overcome while trying to pave the path for a career in dentistry.

Dr. Yuliya looked her troubles straight in the eye and came barreling at them, determined to overcome all of the odds pinned against her.

This determination and endless perseverance is the reason Dr. Yuliya Salmeron is where she is today.

Hardships growing up

Coming to the United States from Russia as a child, Dr. Yuliya had a bit more to work through than the average child.

The key to her success? Constantly staying positive. Her good attitude is responsible for all that she has and will continue to accomplish.

“I was hungry for a better life. My family was still in Russia, and I wanted to help them tremendously. Honestly, I had no time to be negative.”

Dr. Yuliya Salmeron

This survival instinct sparked a fire in Dr. Salmeron, and she knew that she would stop at nothing to bring her family the life they deserve.

Despite this unwavering determination, Dr. Salmeron still admits that there were a few moments of fear and stress that made her question the achievability of her goals.

“The fear of failure came over me several times when I was going through college in my twenties; it caused a lot of stress.”

Dr. Yuliya Salmeron

Overcoming the struggles

By remembering all that she had on the line – both in her family life and professional life – Dr. Salmeron learned to overcome the stress and not let it bother her, no matter how intense things seemed to get.

“Without the safety net of my parents to back me up, I stopped doubting myself and realized that the only way I could go was forward.”

Soaking up the family time

Today, Dr. Salmeron soaks up every minute of family time she is blessed with.

Dr. Salmeron’s two sons visit her at her practice, Edge Endodontics in Austin, Texas.

“One of the best parts about my family life is being with my boys and watching them grow. They are incredibly smart, and sometimes the best memories are made doing something as simple as watching cartoons with them,” Dr. Salmeron said.

Prioritizing her practice

Apart from her family life, Dr. Salmeron also enjoys making memories in her professional career.  She aims to make a difference in her patients’ lives every day.

Dr. Salmeron’s practice, Edge Endodontics in Austin, Texas.

“As an endodontist, I try to save my patients’ natural teeth, so seeing them right away is critical when they are in pain.  I aim to create a relaxing, almost spa-like experience when I perform procedures that alleviate any discomfort they might be having.”

Dr. Yuliya Salmeron

Future Plans for her Practice

In the future, Dr. Salmeron plans to continue building upon her professional successes. Since her practice, Edge Endodontics, has only been up and running for a little over eight months, Dr. Salmeron recognizes that there’s still a lot of work to do.

“My goals include things like providing infinite support to my fellow dentists, as well as offering immediate appointments for emergency cases to relieve my patients’ pain,” Dr. Salmeron said.

Juggling it all

With running a new practice comes its own difficulties. Dr. Salmeron recognizes that there are still some roadblocks ahead, especially as a single parent in the field of dentistry.

“Juggling motherhood, personal relationships and my professional career is sometimes exhausting and very challenging,” Dr. Salmeron said. “Most people say it’s important to find a balance, but I don’t think there is one.”

Dr. Yuliya Salmeron, DMD.

Dr. Salmeron realizes that it’s impossible to do all things well. Some days are more centered around her practice and other days around her kids. In the end, she has to remind herself of the sacrifices she’s making to ensure her kids have a good, solid future ahead of them.

Her advice to other doctors

In the end, Dr. Salmeron urges all others in similar situations to remind themselves that working hard doesn’t make you a bad mother, partner, friend, or anything along the lines.

Dr. Salmeron is looking forward to the challenges her future career will hold. The bigger the challenge, the better-suited doctor she will become.

“Opposition is good. Just as lifting heavier weights in the gym builds a stronger muscle, facing a harder challenge builds a better professional.”

Dr. Yuliya Salmeron

Dr. Betsy Carmack: Dentist, bodybuilder and worldwide champion. #IE40under40

A “Sports-Center” life

Dr. Betsy Carmack has been recognized as one of America’s Best Young Dentists, the 2019 Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 honorees. However, this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to her accomplishments. She and her husband Dr. Tyler Carmack run four dental offices in Bennington, Rutland and Shaftsbury, Vermont and carve out time for humanitarian outreach, family and other passions in life.

One that has always been central to Dr. Betsy Carmack’s life: Sports. Her childhood days were filled with everything from gymnastics, dance and cheer to basketball, softball, track and swimming.

However, as Betsy entered her teen years, she knew she could only focus on one or two sports. Ultimately, she made the choice to continue her cheerleading and gymnastic careers, and competed in both sports throughout all four years of high school.

Vanderbilt University

Betsy continued her cheerleading career at the collegiate level when she attended Vanderbilt University to earn her undergraduate degree.

Academics win the race

Dental school brought about quite a change in Dr. Carmack’s life; as someone who was always involved in athletics, attending Tufts University School of Dental Medicine meant that she had to dedicate the majority of her focus on academics.

It wasn’t until 2010 that Dr. Carmack got involved in competitive athletics again. Having just moved to Connecticut and preparing for her upcoming wedding, she began to work with a trainer at a local gym.

It was there that she was introduced to head trainer Sherry Carature and several other women who were prepping for an upcoming fitness show.

Getting back into the game

Dr. Carmack was not only attracted to the idea of getting involved in a sport again but also the opportunity to bond and make some new friends, which she was able to do right away.

“I was immediately drawn to and inspired by Sherry and connected seamlessly with the other girls,” Dr. Carmack said.

After going through the group training, Dr. Carmack competed in her first fitness show, Fitness Atlantic, in April 2010.

Fitness Atlantic, 2010

Even though she did not place in the show, Dr. Carmack said that she cherished the experience because she made a ton of new friends and fell in love with the sport’s contagious energy.

Time off pays off

Dr. Carmack had to take some time off from bodybuilding and fitness shows once she and her husband, Dr. Tyler Carmack, welcomed their two children to the world. However, once they settled into their new roles as parents, Dr. Carmack was inspired to return to the sport once again. This time around the results were a bit different.

In 2014, Dr. Carmack re-entered the fitness competition world, and she was eligible to compete in the Master’s Division.

Being in this division allowed Dr. Carmack to compete against women who faced similar life situations and circumstances. Eager to compete once again, Dr. Carmack trained for and placed 4th in the Green Mountain Thaw, an all-natural bodybuilding competition hosted in Vermont.

Green Mountain Thaw is an annual fitness competition hosted in Vermont.

Dr. Carmack returned to the Green Mountain Thaw in 2018, and all of her hard work paid off, earning her the 1st place spot in the Open Tall Division and the Overall Bikini Division.

These two victories meant that Dr. Carmack received a World Beauty Fashion and Fitness (WBFF) Pro Card, along with a spot to compete in the World’s Competition in Las Vegas that August.

The World Beauty Fashion and Fitness Inc. features 9th place winner Betsy Carmack.

To prepare for this competition, Dr. Carmack completed more advanced training than ever before. At the WBFF World’s competition, Dr. Carmack not only bonded with many other like-minded fitness women from all over the globe, but also had the honor of finishing 9th worldwide in her first Pro Fitness Show.

Training behind the scenes

As if the weightlifting didn’t seem challenging enough, Dr. Carmack also took several other steps to prepare for each of her competitions.

“In bodybuilding, half of the difficulty is training your body through weights and cardio, along with knowing your angles and poses. The other half is training your mind, self- discipline and determination.”

Dr. Betsy Carmack
Dr. Betsy Carmack during a fitness photoshoot.

With such a tight schedule as a dentist, mother and humanitarian, Dr. Carmack acknowledged how difficult it is to stick to a diet when training. She often ate six meals a day, all of which consisted of vegetables, proteins, and carbs. On top of all of that, she drank a gallon of water a day, at minimum.

Goal-oriented and determined, Dr. Carmack used her objectives and desired results as the drive to keep her on track when her training challenged her. Overcoming obstacles like time constraints, energy shortages and doubt was easy once she pictured herself on stage competing.

By keeping her goals at the forefront of her mind, Dr. Carmack was able to shrink the troubling obstacles she faced, allowing her aspirations and dreams to shine through.

Life outside of the fitness world

Dr. Betsy Carmack and her husband Dr. Tyler Carmack (left).

At present, Dr. Carmack is taking time to focus on her family life and her career. She is currently receiving training on dental implants and advanced surgical techniques from the Misch International Implant Institute.

This fall, she’ll be sharing her insight as a featured guest panelist at the 7th annual Lucy Hobbs Project Celebration at The Blackstone in Chicago. Dr. Carmack will join 10 incredible speakers, including CNN’s Poppy Harlow at this celebration of women in dentistry. On the panel “Healthy Me,” Dr. Carmack and three other experts will discuss proven methods of staying in a positive headspace while working under stress. Find out details and register to attend: https://www.regmadeeasy.com/benco/the-lucy-hobbs-project/2019/

This fall, Dr. Betsy Carmack will share her insight as a featured guest panelist at the 7th annual Lucy Hobbs Project Celebration at The Blackstone in Chicago.

Despite her busy professional and home life, Dr. Carmack still makes time to work out five to six days each week and has enrolled in a few trail races this summer. Dr. Carmack hopes to make a return to the competitive world of bodybuilding once the timing is right for both her family and her career.

Want to start your own fitness journey?

As for her advice to fitness challenge newcomers, Dr. Carmack urges anyone considering it to just go for it.

“Whether it be running, dieting, lifting or walking, find a challenge and sign up! Decide, commit, succeed.”

Dr. Betsy Carmack

Just as Dr. Carmack first began training with a group of her friends, it may be beneficial to find a training partner to make a set, recurring schedule. Dr. Carmack relied on her own accountability and determination to achieve her training goals and urges everyone else to do the same.

“Keep your head in the game and your body will follow.”

Dr. Besty Carmack advises fitness enthusiasts.

Calling America’s best young dentists for Incisal Edge 40 Under 40; nomination deadline 02.25.19


Incisal Edge, the premier lifestyle magazine for dental professionals nationwide, will honor America’s finest young practitioners for the 9th consecutive year. Nominations will be accepted through February 25, 2019 at: IncisalEdgeMagazine.com Annually, Incisal Edge’s top 40 Under 40 recognizes innovative and passionate young professionals in dentistry across the U.S. Whether they’re renowned for their medical […]

Incisal Edge collaborates with Dentaltown on print distribution

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2019 resolution No. 1: Nominate one of America’s best young dentists for the honor of a lifetime

The Incisal Edge “Top 40 Under 40” is a program aimed at recognizing innovative and passionate young professionals in dentistry. Incisal Edge, the leading lifestyle magazine for dental professionals nationwide, is searching for the top 40 dentists in the U.S. who are under the age of 40 and are setting new benchmarks for outstanding dentistry. Published by […]

Incisal Edge honors 40 Under 40, America’s Best Young Dentists, at Manhattan celebration May 30 to June 1

Dentistry’s Next Gen Summit, featuring Forbes Chief Content Officer Randall Lane as keynote speaker, complements a two-day photo session led by renowned style director, photographer

Incisal Edge, the leading lifestyle magazine for dental professionals nationwide, will honor America’s finest young practitioners at a three-day event this spring in Manhattan.

The itinerary for 2018 honorees, Incisal Edge’s “40 Under 40,” includes an exclusive high fashion photo shoot at Kimpton Hotel Eventi in Chelsea, the heart of New York City’s art world, and a whirlwind celebration of all that they have achieved thus far in their professional careers.

IE_40Under40_KimptonEventi_2018.jpgOn May 30 and 31, the top young dentists in the nation will put their chairside techniques on hold and receive the red carpet treatment by magazine staff and renowned style director Joseph DeAcetis and photographer Matt Furman. The photography portfolio they create will serve as the centerpiece of the magazine’s fall issue.

The photo session is part of a three-day event, the Next Gen Summit, hosted May 30 through June 1 by Benco Dental and sponsored by dental innovators Hu-Friedy, KaVo Kerr Group and Midmark. Led by keynote speaker, Forbes Chief Content Officer Randall Lane, the three-day Summit will feature panel discussions with industry pros and a Day of Smiles Giveback in New York City.

All members of the dental profession are invited to join in this one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect with the top 40 dentists in the country while earning four Continuing Education credits. Those who sign on to attend by April 30 will receive a special offer. Learn details and register at: Under40Summit.com

“The Incisal Edge ‘40 Under 40’ illustrate a commitment to driving dentistry forward,” says Chuck Cohen, founder of Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine. “We are very proud to honor the brightest rising dental stars in the U.S., and this year as part of their annual celebration, we’ve assembled thought leaders for an inaugural Next Gen Summit.”

Among this year’s Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 recipients are 18 women and 28 men from 23 states:

Taline Aghajanian, DDS, TUTH Dental, Katy, Texas, Bryan Bauer, DDS, FAGD, FICOI, Bauer & Bauer Dentistry and Orthodontics, Wheaton, Illinois, Danielle Bauer, DDS, MS, Diplomate American Board of Orthodontics, Bauer & Bauer Dentistry and Orthodontics, Wheaton, Illinois, Jason M. Bresler, DMD, Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Matthew Caligiuri, DDS, Environdental, Los Angeles, California, Michael Capalbo, DMD, Plum Dental Group, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, David Choi, DDS, Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Little Neck Come Dental, Queens, New York, Alan Commet, DMD, Renovo Endodontic Studio, Chicago, Illinois, Wenfei Wang, DMD, Renovo Endodontic Studio, Chicago, Illinois, Jon Copeland, DDS, Town Center Dental, Wildwood, Missouri, Stephanie Copeland, DDS, Watson Dental Associates, St. Louis, Missouri, Erik Dickerson, DDS, MS, Dickerson Dental Group, Randolph, New Jersey, Gregory M. Feldman, DMD, FAGD, FICOI, Marion Dental Group, Ocala and Lady Lake, Florida, Christine D. Ferrell, DDS, MS, West Chester Orthodontics, West Chester, Pennsylvania, Christopher M. Green, DMD, Green Dental Care, Parker, Colorado, Peter C. Grieco, DDS, DMSc, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, Arash Hakhamian, DDS, FIADFE, FWAUPS, Dr. Arash Hakhamian, DDS FIADFE FWAUPS, Los Angeles, California, Dr. Brian Harris, Harris Dental, Phoenix, Arizona, Danielle Hinton, DMD, Diplomate American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Fellow American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Concord Pediatric Dentistry, Concord Orthodontics, New London Pediatric Dentistry, Lincoln Pediatric Dentistry, Concord, New London, Lincoln, New Hampshire, Emily F. Howell, DMD, Howell Orthodontics, Jefferson, Georgia, Ellen Im, DDS, Diplomate American Board of Pediatric Dentistry , Dr. Ellen Im Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Poway, California, Bennett Isabella, DDS, Dakota Dental Clinic, Minnesota Dental Surgery, Apple Valley, Bloomington, Minnesota, Malieka Johnson, DDS, CPT, General and Adult Special Needs Dentist / Community Health / Private Practice and Mobile Dentistry, San Diego, California, Alexander Kalmanovich, DDS, Laguna Family Dentistry, Laguna Beach, California, Brandon Kelly,  DDS, The Dental Doctors, Rochester, Minnesota, Emily Schmalz, DDS,  MS American Board of Periodontology, Implant & Periodontal Professionals, Rochester, Minnesota, Gurpreet S. Khurana, DMD, MBA, Dentistry of Bellevue, Alpine Dental Of Monroe, Dental Specialties of North Bend, Bellevue Botox, Cacade Allergy Clinic, PureBraces, Mouth Vitamins, Bellevue, Washington, Richard Jay Kim, DMD. FICD, MS, MHCM, DENCOM/Mosier Troop Dental Clinic located at Fort Lee, VA, Fort Lee, Virginia, Kent McBride, DDS, MS, MMS, Endodontic Specialists and Meridian Dental Solutions, Morgantown, West Virginia, Spencer Stiles, DDS, MS, MMS Endodontic Specialists and Meridian Dental Solutions, Morgantown, West Virginia, Mahi Mehr, DDS, MSc, Lincoln Shine Dental, Chicago, Illinois, Lynne A. Meriwether, DDS, Corning Dental Associates, Corning, New York, Eddie Morales, DDS, Board Certified Periodontist, Premier Periodontics, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jennifer Mullarkey, DMD, Cusp Dental, Chicago, Riverwoods, Illinois, Upen J. Patel, DDS, MAGD, Upen J. Patel, DDS, MAGD, Sacramento, California, Lindsay Pfeffer, DMD, MBE, MS, I-Ortho San Diego, San Diego, California, Tuan Pham, DDS, Dental Maverick and Circle C Dental, Austin, Texas, Bradford L. Picot, DDS, SouthEnd Dentistry, Charlotte, North Carolina, Vipul Saini, DDS, Schwenksville Dental Care, Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, Marq Sams, DMD, MS, Implant & Perio Specialists of Kansas, Wichita, Kansas, Phing Saurer, DDS, PhD, River Park Dental, Dublin, Ohio, Kate Schacherl, DDS, Main Street Dentists, Verona, Wisconsin, Ashleigh Sebro, DDS, Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Wilton Pediatric Dentistry, Wilton, Connecticut, Carey Tri, DDS, River’s Edge Dental Clinic, Farmington, Lakeville, Minnesota, Jessica Tri, DDS, River’s Edge Dental Clinic, Farmington, Lakeville, Minnesota, and Andrew Zucker, DDS, Sandusky Dental Partners, Sandusky, Ohio.

Published by Benco Dental, Incisal Edge celebrates dentists’ achievements both inside the operatory and during their hard-earned downtime — and nothing better exemplifies this than the magazine’s annual 40 Under 40 edition, a series of informative profiles of the finest young practitioners in our industry. Whether they’re renowned for their medical innovations, their volunteer work and philanthropy or simply their commitment to outstanding patient care, these 40 honorees— nominated by industry experts from around the country and vetted by an independent panel — represent the best of dentistry today, and the promise of even better dentistry tomorrow.

To learn more about Incisal Edge, visit: http://www.incisaledgemagazine.com/

About Incisal Edge

Knowledge. Success. Life. Those three words, printed on the cover of every issue, guide editorial content for the national’s only dental lifestyle magazine — Incisal Edge. Published by Benco Dental, Incisal Edge celebrates dentists’ achievements both inside the operatory and during their hard-earned downtime. Known for its “40 Under 40” feature that highlights the country’s brightest rising stars, the magazine’s content ranges from “The 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry” and news about the latest techniques, tools, and dental practice designs, to the best in travel, automobiles, and timepieces. Incisal Edge reaches more than 40,000 Benco customers and their staffs; this number continues to grow due to media partnerships and a subscription option.

 

About Benco Dental


Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest privately-owned dental distributor in the United States, offering a full array of supplies, equipment and services to dentists across the nation.  Founded in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen, the company has remained family-owned and focused on its unique mission to “deliver success, smile after smile.”

Within the past 87 years, the company has grown from a single downtown location to a national network that includes five distribution centers, and three design showrooms.  Those design showrooms, one at the company’s Pa. headquarters, one in Southern California, and one in Texas, feature North America’s largest selection of dental equipment and technology, as well as a hands-on dental design experience, to assist dentists in the planning and construction of a new office.

In addition to offering the market’s broadest choice of equipment and supplies, Benco features a suite of innovative material management tools like Painless®, its industry-leading on-line inventory management system, and BluChips®, dentistry’s original and most rewarding frequent buyer club.  Through alliances with selected Success Services, Benco also offers practice coaching, continuing education, equipment financing, and wealth management services.

Benco, which has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Health Care, and one of the NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women, both for the second consecutive year, and Pennsylvania’s Best Places to Work® for 12 of the past 14 years, is proud to feature a highly skilled team of more than 400 professionally trained sales representatives and over 300 factory-trained service technicians. For more information, visit benco.com or call 1.800.GO.BENCO