For more than eight decades, Benco Dental has played a key role in advancing dentistry throughout the United States, creating a measurably better customer experience, and establishing a caring family culture.

image001A commendation presented recently to the nation’s largest privately owned dental distributor — Honorable Mention in the 2017 Theodore Roosevelt Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Awards —  speaks volumes about the company’s values and vision.

“We were overwhelmed by the strength of the applications we received this year. Safety, workers’ compensation and disability management professionals are making amazing strides,” stated Michelle Kerr, Associate Editor at Risk & Insurance®

“Benco Dental’s commitment to protecting its people came through loud and clear.” 

The Teddy Award, established in 1994, was named in honor of President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, who introduced the first piece of significant workers’ compensation legislation in the U.S.

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“Teddy Award winning companies have several core characteristics in common. They do everything possible to protect their most valuable asset: their people. They strive daily to reduce workplace risks. When injuries do happen, winning companies waste no time securing expert care for their workers. They have systems and practices to ensure that they’re getting the best possible outcomes for their medical spend.”

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Benco celebrated National Safety Month earlier this year with a Safety Awareness Day. Teams at the home office in Pennsylvania, as well those as in 
 Jacksonville, Florida, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Flower Mound, Texas, and Reno, Nevada participated. Events sponsored by each Safety Committee included presentations by safety-related vendors, evacuations drills, virtual fire-fighting, and fire prevention/extinguisher instruction (shown).

Benco Dental: Yesterday and today.

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

Within the past 87 years, the company has grown from a single downtown location to a national network of more than 65 regional locations, five distribution centers, and three design showrooms.

Benco Dental, which has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Health Care for the second consecutive year, and Pennsylvania’s Best Places to Work® for 12 of the past 14 years, empowers a highly skilled team of more than 400 professionally trained sales representatives and over 300 factory-trained service technicians.

For more information, visit or call 1.800.GO.BENCO

How are winners chosen?

The Teddy Awards, sponsored by PMA Companies, are selected by a panel of judges consisting of industry professionals, including past Teddy Award winners.

Winners are invited to a special Teddy Awards Q&A session at the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference®on December 7, at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

All winners and finalists will be profiled in the November 2017 issue of Risk & Insurance®.