Caption: Shown, Benco’s CenterPoint West, a 21,000 square foot facility in Costa Mesa, Ca., offers a comprehensive design showroom experience and is home to the corporation’s Southern California regional office. (Courtesy Michelle Hnatyk)

Benco Dental, the nation’s fastest-growing distributor of dental products and equipment, announces plans to acquire Burbank-based Valley Dental Supply, Inc. in May, 2014.  This marks Benco Dental’s fourth acquisition in the California market in the past three years.

Headquartered in Burbank, Ca., Valley Dental Supply, Inc. is a full-service distributor. Twenty percent of its employees will be retained by Benco Dental to serve the Southern California market.

“As part of the Benco difference, we strive to deliver an innovative customer experience and focus on seeking out companies who do the same,” said Chuck Cohen, managing director of Benco Dental. “As with each company acquired, our goal is to combine Valley Dental’s success with Benco Dental’s passion for excellence and wide breadth of customer-centric services.”

Valley Dental Supply, Inc. has been serving the Southern California area since 1927, and under current ownership since 1987.

“Our mission at Valley Dental has been to support each practice and act as an asset to their team,” said Valley Dental Vice President Tim Easton, with the company since 1981. “Benco Dental’s emphasis on customer service demonstrates their commitment to helping our customers.”

Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest privately-owned dental company 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.’  Over the past decade, Benco has been the nation’s fastest growing dental distributor, now servicing more than 35,000 dentists and dental laboratories.

Within the past 84 years, the company has grown from a single downtown location to a national network of more than 65 regional locations, five distribution centers, and two design showrooms.  Those design showrooms, one at the company’s Pa. headquarters and one in Southern California, 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 Partners, Benco also offers practice coaching, continuing education, equipment financing, and wealth management services.

Benco, which has been named one of Pennsylvania’s ‘Best Places to Work’ for 11 of the past 12 years, is proud to boast a highly skilled team of more than 400 professionally trained sales representatives and over 300 factory-trained service technicians.

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