Benco Dental, the nation’s fastest-growing distributor of dental products and equipment, today announces that after a two-year preparation, it is recognized as an officially-sanctioned federal government distributor.

The family-owned enterprise, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, garnered its General Services Administration — or GSA – schedule number (GSA Schedule Contract Number: V797D-40150) May 1, allowing its representatives the capability to call on VA hospitals, federal prisons, military bases and other federal government facilities. The company makes its foray into the government arena with a focus on merchandise sales.

Cathy Chesnalavage, Benco Dental Call Center director, said that in the company’s history, it has secured and currently maintains several contracts with the federal government, including ECAT, (Electronic Catalog, in which Benco Dental provides supplies for the Department of Defense); and a CEC, (Cooperative Engagement Capability, or contingency contract, through which Benco Dental maintains inventory for the Department of Defense to be accessed in an emergency situation).

“Our longevity in the industry allows us to know what is important to our dental customers and our growth in the market enables us to leverage leading-edge technologies to benefit their needs,” said Chuck Cohen, managing director of Benco Dental.

With a national network of more than 65 regional locations, five distribution centers, and two design showrooms, Benco Dental strives to provide its customers a full array of dental supplies, including the largest variety from leading manufacturers — over 80,000 products. The 84-year strong company also provides customers in the dental industry a private label product offering, Benco Brand and a comprehensive tooth department.  In the field representing Benco Dental: more than 300 factory-trained service technicians and a highly-skilled team of more than 400 professionally-trained sales representatives

“We deliver a painless and innovative customer experience that improves the business engines, life balance and patient care of dental professionals,” says Mike McElaney, vice president of sales of Benco Dental “Our goal is to introduce Benco Dental’s reputation for excellence and wide breadth of services to the government forum.”

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