Benco Dental Acquires Al's Dental Repair Service, Inc.

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Benco Dental, the nation’s fastest-growing distributor of dental products and equipment, today announced plans to acquire Al’s Dental Repair Service, Inc. in June 2011.

Benco Dental, the nation’s fastest-growing distributor of dental products and equipment, today announced plans to acquire Al’s Dental Repair Service, Inc. in June 2011. This marks Benco Dental’s ninth acquisition since 2008.

Headquartered in Fresno, California, Al’s Dental is an A-dec dealer specializing in equipment sales and repair. Once acquired, it will become Benco Dental’s Fresno branch and play host to a new region fully servicing the Central Valley market.

“The acquisition of Al’s Dental Repair Service fits perfectly with our business and development strategy of seeking out like-minded companies who are intensely customer-focused,” said Chuck Cohen, managing director of Benco Dental. “As with each company acquired, our goal is to combine Al’s Dental Repair Service’s strengths with our own wide breadth of services and inherent efficiencies.”

Al’s Dental Repair Service and its President, Al Johnson, have been serving the Fresno area for more than thirty years. Johnson and his entire team will remain in their current positions with Benco Dental.

"Our goal at Al’s Dental Repair has always been to be an important asset to the practices we serve," noted Johnson. "Benco Dental will provide us with the necessary tools to accomplish that goal and we are so pleased to become a part of the Benco family."

About Benco Dental
Benco Dental, headquartered in Pittston, Pennsylvania, is the largest privately owned, full-service distributor of dental supplies, dental equipment, dental consulting & equipment services in the United States. Founded in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen, the company has remained family owned and focused on the unique mission of “delivering success smile after smile”. During Benco Dental’s 81 year history, the company has grown from a single storefront location in Wilkes-Barre, PA into the nation’s fastest-growing dental distributor with over 50 regional showroom locations and five distribution centers servicing over 30,000 dental professionals in 40 states.

In 2009, Benco Dental reached a new milestone in the company’s long history by unveiling a 272,000-square-foot corporate headquarters, distribution center and equipment showroom in Pittston, Pennsylvania. Benco Dental CenterPoint houses the largest dental equipment showroom in North America, featuring 25 fully functional operatories, 14 operational digital X-rays including 2D and 3D units, three sterilization centers, design & lab concept suites and a summit training center for continuing education courses. The company has additional distribution centers in Fort Wayne, IN, Jacksonville, FL, and Dallas, TX and will open its fifth distribution center in Reno, Nevada in June of 2011.

Benco Dental provides more supply and equipment options than any other full-service dental distributor, an offering enhanced by a comprehensive suite of services, including office design, equipment repair, practice coaching, financing and real estate planning, wealth management, and dental-specific technology solutions. These services are supported by over 420 professionally trained sales representatives and 290 factory-trained service technicians. Put it all together and Benco Dental offers all the tools to enable dental professionals to achieve their desired goals for success. For more information, visit benco.com or call 1.800.GO.BENCO.

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