Benco Dental acquires Dart Dental

April 8, 2019

This is Benco’s first significant acquisition in the Northeast region in the past several years

Benco Dental, the nation’s largest family-owned dental distributor in the United States, announced plans to acquire Connecticut-based Dart Dental Supply 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.

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“Team Dart is excited to join Benco Dental and grow with another family-owned company,” says 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,” says 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 800-GO-BENCO.