Benco Qualified as Channel Partner for the 3M True Definition Scanner



PITTSTON, Pa. and ST. PAUL, Minn. – (January 17, 2013) – Benco Dental and 3M ESPE announced today that Benco, the largest privately owned, full-service distributor of dental supplies, equipment and consulting, has qualified as the newest U.S. channel partner for the 3M™ True Definition Scanner. Benco will sell, install and support the advanced digital impression system. The True Definition Scanner features an open and secure cloud-based platform offering dentists and dental labs a multitude of choices. More accurate—and more consistently accurate—than leading systems on the market1, the digital impression system is being offered at the unparalleled recommended retail price of $11,995.

“Benco is a trusted name in dentistry, and it is our pleasure to welcome them as a channel partner for the True Def scanner in our U.S. market,” said Mark Gates, vice president of sales and marketing, 3M ESPE. “We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Benco to make the True Definition Scanner and digital impression technology even more accessible to dentists across the country.”

“Benco is committed to offering innovative digital solutions to help dentists better serve their patients,” said Chuck Cohen, co-executive managing director, Benco. “The True Definition Scanner is poised to become a leader in digital impression technology, and we are pleased to be one of 3M ESPE’s trusted distribution partners.”

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1. Study methodology described in: van der Meer WJ, et. al. (2012). Application of Intra-Oral Dental Scanners in the Digital Workflow of Implantology. PLoS ONE 7(8):e43312. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043312. Additional measurements conducted by ACTA (Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam); Wicher J. van der Meer, et. al. (2012). Publication pending.

About Benco Dental
Benco Dental is the largest privately owned, full-service distributor of dental supplies, dental equipment, dental consulting and 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.” Headquartered in Pittston, Pennsylvania, Benco Dental is the nation’s fastest-growing dental distributor with more than 50 regional showroom locations and five distribution centers servicing more than 30,000 dental professionals in all 50 states. 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, financial planning and wealth management, real estate consulting, recruitment, clinical education, financing, peer-to-peer learning and dental-specific technology solutions. These services are supported by more than 400 professionally trained sales representatives and 290 factory-trained service technicians. In 2010, Benco Dental unveiled a dental design showroom unlike any other in North America. The CenterPoint Experience combines design, technology, and equipment to create the ultimate dental showroom. With locations in both Pennsylvania and California, The CenterPoint Experience provides dentists with the opportunity to get a firsthand look at the latest dental equipment and technology as well as receive a consultation with Benco Dental’s InSite™ Design team. For more information, visit or call 800.GO.BENCO.

About 3M ESPE and 3M Health Care
3M ESPE is a dental product manufacturer that markets more than 2,000 dental products and services. 3M ESPE dental products are designed to help dental professionalsimprove their patients’ oral health care. The 3M Digital Oral Care Department, part of the 3M ESPE Division, aims to accelerate and strengthen 3M’s efforts to lead the digital transformation that is occurring in oral care. 3M Health Care provides world-class innovative products and services to help health care professionals improve the practice and delivery of patient care in medical, oral care, drug delivery and health information markets. For more information on the complete 3M ESPE line of dental products, visit the 3M ESPE website at http://www.3MESPE.comor call the 3M ESPE Technical Hotline at 1-800-634-2249. Products are available for purchase through authorized 3M ESPE distributors.

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About 3M
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