Benco Dental acquires Dart Dental

Nation’s largest family-owned dental distribution company announces first acquisition in 2019 Benco Dental, the nation’s largest family-owned dental distributor in the United States, today announces plans to acquire Connecticut-based Dart Dental Supply (shown) on April 29, 2019. This is Benco’s first significant acquisition in the Northeast region in the past several years. Dart Dental was […]

PRO-SYS® VarioSonic® Power Toothbrush Rated +++++ By Dental Advisor

Following an evaluation that included 1,802 brushing sessions by a panel of dentists, hygienists and patients, the VarioSonic® power toothbrush by PRO-SYS® received Dental Advisor’s highest possible rating of +++++, Excellent/Editor’s Choice, based on a 96% overall score. Evaluators noted its performance (“Definitely feels better”), choice of distinct cleaning modes (“I liked the option of […]

Benco Dental announces new partnership with VOCO

Two family-owned companies renowned for setting new standards of innovation unite to drive dentistry forward

Benco Dental announces a new partnership with VOCO, an almost 40-year global leader in the manufacturing of dental materials and technologies.  This collaboration delivers VOCO’s extensive product line of high- quality direct and indirect materials and digital workflow technologies to Benco customers.

“VOCO has a strong heritage of applying intensive research and development to create innovative dental products,” said Chuck Cohen, Benco Dental Managing Director. “Their tenacity in setting new standards, even for products most take for granted, is perfectly aligned with our commitment to driving dentistry forward in every way possible.”

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Chuck Cohen, Benco Dental Managing Director

Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest family-owned dental distributor in the United States, offering a full array of supplies, equipment and services to dentists across the nation. Within the past 88 years, the company has developed distribution innovations that have become industry standards and in 2018, launched an Innovation Index. This key metric tracks the percentage of products sold that were introduced in the previous three years.

Based out of Cuxhaven, Germany, VOCO performs extensive research and development in the fields of direct and indirect restoratives, oral care and digital dentistry, setting new standards in the creation of innovative dental products and application aids to provide better solutions to dentists throughout the world. VOCO researchers partner and maintain close contact with over 150 universities and research institutes worldwide, and have been leading several research projects co-sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Research. This has enabled VOCO to act as a technological forerunner in several material development areas. As a leader in Nano-technology, VOCO products have received high praise and recognition in the U.S. with top ratings from The Dental Advisor, Reality and other independent institutes.

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Benco Dental announces a new partnership with VOCO, a 40-year global leader in the manufacturing of dental materials and technologies. Shown is Admira Fusion Nano-Ormocer® Direct Restorative, recipient of top ratings from The Dental Advisor and other independent institutes.

“We see many similarities between Benco and VOCO,” said Leif Ebert, CEO of VOCO America, Inc. “Both companies have been family owned for generations, which gives us the advantage of operating on a mid to long-term strategy rather than having to think quarter-to-quarter. Both companies have achieved enormous growth over the past few decades, and we are looking forward to continuing this success story together.”

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Leif Ebert, CEO, VOCA America, Inc.

VOCO exports to over 100 countries on six continents. Benco’s national network includes five distribution centers and three design showrooms and features a highly-skilled team of more than 400 professionally trained sales representatives and over 300 factory-trained service technicians.

For details, visit benco.com or call 1.800.GO.BENCO.

Benco Dental Announces Distribution Agreement with Align Technology for iTero Element® Intraoral Scanners

Benco Dental, the largest privately-owned dental distributor in the United States, today announced a distribution agreement with Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN), for Align’s family of iTero Element intraoral scanners. This agreement expands Benco’s offerings to the general dentist community with iTero® scanner’s proven digital technology including exclusive visualization software with the Invisalign Outcome Simulator. […]

Wright Center helps PA kids ‘Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile’

To celebrate National Children’s Dental Month, one community health center in Pennsylvania is offering a free child-friendly electric toothbrush to anyone in the  who stops by the oral health clinic.  Individuals do not need to be a patient of The Wright Center for Community Health to receive a toothbrush for their child(ren), according to TheCarbondaleNews. “February […]

How can you ‘Carrot Your Smile Everywhere You Travel™’?

Dr. Winifred J. Booker, CEO of the Children’s Oral Health Institute, travels to elementary school around the U.S. from Owings Mills, Maryland to share a message and a bright orange lunchbox concept that she created more than 20 years ago.

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Dr. Winifred Booker, explains the Lessons in a Lunchbox concept to second and third-grade students in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (Photo Eric Larsen/Benco Dental)

“Lessons in a Lunchbox teaches the child independence; therefore, it provides her or him the ability to brush and floss using the dental kit, the carrot case, and the lunchbox,” Dr. Booker said, referencing the program she developed which features around an ingeniously crafted carrying case, designed to teach elementary school children the importance of dental hygiene.

Hear from The Lucy Hobbs Project Humanitarian Award winner, Dr. Booker:

Now, everyone can order an important piece of the lunchbox that is crafted by Dr. Booker’s company Brushtime Enterprises: Dental Care in a Carrot®.

It’s uniquely designed to include a universal toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, plastic mirror, and instructions on proper flossing, and brushing in one travel case. The screw-on carrot case top doubles as the perfect rinse cup.

The vertical open-and-close feature (shown below) allows this dishwasher safe travel mate to be easily wipe or rinsed free of debris.  This same feature also allows Dental Care in a Carrot case to stand freely on a sink or counter top when not in use.

Replace the contents with the original products. Most any brand with similar travel size dimensions will easily fit inside of the carrot case

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This fun travel ensemble can be used by children and adults to “Carrot Your Smile Everywhere You Travel™,” according to Brushtime Enterprises, Inc.

Braille ligands are located on the outside of the case to aide individuals with sight loss.

What’s included?

 • Toothbrush • Toothpaste • Dental Floss • Plastic Mirror • Rinse Cup • Instructions

Interested in ordering?

Visit: Click here.

What are the benefits?

The carrot case can:

• Travel anywhere — plane, train, cruise liner, car, bus

• Go to school, or work

• Freely stand on a sink or counter top or a tree stump when not in use

• Easily be wiped and rinsed out unlike so many toothbrush cases designs

• Be used by both adults and youth on the go

• Be an empowering oral hygiene aide for the differently-abled individuals, and includes braille ligands

• Conveniently be placed inside of a gym bag, pocketbook, desk drawer, briefcase, or backpack

The Orbiter — a method to streamline the way a dental practice cures

The Orbiter® XL curing light eye shield system addresses health hazards associated with curing lights at a dental practice by blocking approximately 99.8 percent of harmful near ultraviolet and blue light according to a recent blog at ergocept.com. In addition to the obvious health benefits, this innovation alleviates frustrations long associated with the use of curing […]