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 founded in 1976 by Art Stengel out of his parents’ home and today operates as a full-service distributor in Hamden, Connecticut. For more than 40 years, the company has specialized in dental supply and equipment sales and has offered the highest level of customer care. Dart’s Territory Representatives and Equipment Technicians will be retained by Benco Dental to serve customers in the greater New England area.
“Team Dart is excited to join Benco Dental and grow with another family-owned company,” said Art Stengel, Dart Dental founder. “Benco’s national network will provide our customers with extensive offerings and will support our level of personalized service.”
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.
“We’re committed to driving dentistry forward through innovation and delivering a world-class customer experience,” said Chuck Cohen, Benco Dental Managing Director. “It’s exciting whenever the opportunity arises to expand our territory and customer base via the acquisition of a like-minded organization. Art and his team at Dart Dental have established a reputation for building strong customer relationships through exceptional service.”
For details, visit benco.com or call 1.800.GO.BENCO.
About Benco Dental
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. Founded in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen, the company has remained family-owned and focused on its unique mission to “deliver success, smile after smile.”
Within the past 88 years, the company has grown from a single downtown location to a national network that includes five distribution centers, and three design showrooms, one at the company’s Pa. headquarters, one in Southern California, and one in Texas.
Benco, which has been named one of Fortune Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma for the past three years, one of the NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women for the second consecutive year, and Pennsylvania’s Best Places to Work® for 12 of the past 14 years, is proud to feature 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.