CAPTION: Dr. Jeffrey Dodge, a volunteer with the Rhode Island Mission of Mercy meets with Benco Dental Territory Representative in preparation for the use of Onset®, a dental innovation, at the May 31-June 1 free dental clinic to be hosted at The Community College of Rhode Island, Flanagan Campus in Lincoln, R.I.

More than 1,000 people, including children and adults, will fill the 25 dental chairs this weekend as patients at the Rhode Island Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic, when The Community College of Rhode Island, Flanagan Campus in Lincoln, R.I., will be converted into a large-scale dental clinic. Between May 31 and June 1, the event aims to provide $550,000 in donated services to those uninsured, underinsured or unable to afford dental care.

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Onset®, a buffering agent, works by hastening analgesia and reducing injection pain. It numbs within 35 seconds for some patients, and 90 seconds or less for most others by adjusting Lidocaine with a Sodium Bicarbonate solution to raise the pH of the anesthetic.

Benco Dental, the largest privately-owned dental company in the United States, will enable the 80 dentists volunteering at the event to treat more patients and help create a pain-free experience with their donation of an innovative dental product: Onset®.

“I’m planning to introduce a pilot program to help my local Mission of Mercy event treat more people in need by providing faster, more pain-free dental anesthesia,” says Benco Dental Territory Representative Craig McMahon who met with Dr. Jeffrey Dodge, an organizer and volunteer with the Rhode Island Mission of Mercy. Dr. Dodge practices in Woonsocket, R.I.

McMahon, a North Smithfield resident, refers to Benco Dental’s donation of 200 units of Onset®, a buffering agent which works by hastening analgesia and reducing injection pain. It numbs within 35 seconds for some patients, and 90 seconds or less for most others by adjusting Lidocaine with a Sodium Bicarbonate solution to raise the pH of the anesthetic.

At the two-day event, McMahon will assist the dental practitioners with the Onset® Approach. McMahon first introduced Benco Dental to the Rhode Island dental community 17 years ago and has been helping local dentists, dental specialists and their teams by increasing the practice bottom line and serving all of their dental material and equipment needs.  To learn more about Onset®, or find a local dentist who uses the Onset® Approach for a faster, pain-free injection, contact McMahon at 401.640.7423, cmcmahon@benco.com or visit the company website at: www.benco.com.

The Rhode Island Oral Health Foundation (RIOHF), a 501 (3)(c) organization established in 2011 organizes this signature event where, patients will initially undergo a health and dental evaluation, and will then be provided with treatment on a first-come, first-served basis, based on their oral health needs. The Community College of Rhode Island Dental Hygiene clinic is a fully-equipped dental center, with digital radiography, a sterilization center, and electronic dental records. In addition, mobile dental equipment will be utilized for care services.
For more information or to discuss further opportunities for donations, please contact The Rhode Island Oral Heath Foundation  at: rioralhealthfoundation.mom@gmail.com.

About Benco Dental
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 83 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 ten of the past 11 years, is proud to boast 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.