Benco Dental announces distribution agreement with Align Technology

The agreement expands Benco’s offerings to the general dentist community with the iTero scanner’s proven digital technology.

Benco Dental, the largest privately-owned dental distributor in the United States, today announced a distribution agreement with Align Technology, Inc. for Align’s family of iTero Element intraoral scanners. This agreement expands Benco’s offerings to the general dentist community with the iTero® scanner’s proven digital technology, including exclusive visualization software with the Invisalign Outcome Simulator. The iTero Element scanner enables dentists and their patients to visualize changes in dentition and allows dentists to perform restorative and orthodontic workflows that enhance patient care. To date, more than 10 million scans have been submitted with the iTero Element family of intraoral scanning technology.

“We believe that comprehensive dental care starts with an iTero digital scan of every patient,” says Rob Walker, Align Technology, general manager for iTero North America. “In the hands of dental professionals, the iTero Element scanner can help dentists perform a wide range of restorative and orthodontic procedures with greater precision and visualization capabilities that help them deliver better treatment experience to their patients and expand their practice. Our agreement with Benco provides a greater number of dentists with access to our smile changing technology that puts more dentists on a path to streamlined digital workflows.”

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"The iTero Element scanner is an exciting addition to our portfolio of open-architecture, OneVisit™ chairside CAD/CAM products," says Terry Barrett, Benco Dental, chief marketing officer. "Align Technology has long been a leader in this sector and shares our commitment to continually advancing the science of dentistry."

The iTero Element, iTero Element 2 and iTero Element Flex™ intraoral scanners all have-high precision, full-color imaging and fast scan times. The next-generation iTero Element 2 is designed for greater performance with two times faster start-up and 25 percent faster scan processing time compared to the iTero Element. The iTero Element Flex is a wand-only device that transforms compatible laptop computers into a highly portable scanner that works anywhere. It's ideal for practices with multiple locations who need a scanner that's convenient and easy to transport.

The iTero Element scanners will be available to dental customers through Benco Dental in the U.S. beginning April 1.