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Benco Dental Overview

Pittston, PA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Benco Dental, the largest privately owned, full-service dental distributor in the United States, has remained in the family since 1930—a family that now includes our more than 30,000 customers and over 1,400 associates in 45 states. It’s our mission to ... Read more

Mission: Our decision to remain a privately-held company has thrown the door open for us to think differently. And for us, different is better. We consider each associate an extended member of the Cohen family and work meticulously to create a family-friendly environment where everyone ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Benco associates participated in the United Way’s Annual Day of Caring. This year, 45 Benco associates volunteered for the one-day community-wide effort and helped five local organizations with spring cleaning and special projects. The five organizations were the Commission on Economic Opportunity, River Front Parks, Luzerne County Historical Society, Luzerne County Head Start, and Blue Chip Farms.
     At the United Way’s Day of Caring kick-off breakfast, Benco was named the United Way of Wyoming Valley’s 2016-2017 Corporate Award winner.
     In the past five years alone, Benco has contributed nearly $700,000 and countless associate hours to make our community a better place to live, work and raise a family. From food drives and sponsorships to our annual Day of Caring, Benco associates always step up to help out.

  • Benco Dental celebrates Customer Service Week throughout the company the week of October 23rd. We are celebrating all our departments that provide outstanding Customer Service internally and externally. Throughout the week there are luncheons and themes for associates to participate in. Yesterday’s theme was “Totally Tubular Tuesday!”

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Benco Dental – Why Work For Us?

Benco Dental is not just a company – here you’re a member of the family.

At Benco Dental, our decision to remain a privately-held company unconstrained by Wall Street pressures has thrown the door wide open for us to think differently. And for us, different is better. We call it “The Benco Difference.”  We consider each associate an extended member of the Cohen family and work meticulously to create a family-friendly environment where everyone is treated with respect. In return, we insist that all of our associates work as a team to make Benco Dental’s mission and vision a reality.

At the head of our family is our Chief Customer Advocate, Larry Cohen. Whenever you have a question, comment or concern – you can always contact the man on top.

We value challenging work, creativity, diversity, continuous improvement, learning, accountability and fun! We believe that our culture drives our success – and that having people with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences doesn’t happen by accident.

Making a difference, smile after smile.

The mission of the Benco Family Foundation is simple. We are dedicated to improving the dental health and quality of life in our local communities and around the world.

The Benco Family Foundation annually supports over 100 charities and donates 150,000 toothbrushes to children and families.

If your organization or project exhibits leadership, effectiveness and has a long-term impact upon the lives of the people in our communities – please review the Benco Family Foundation grant application below.

Culture & Philosophy

We owe our success to our employees, the backbone in ensuring customer satisfaction on a day-to-day basis. We strive to find top performers in their fields to continue to provide the utmost service and experience to our customers.

At Benco, we believe that in order to stand out and provide a better customer experience, you must grow different. We are always looking for ways to improve and even have a dedicated department to improving company processes. The Benco Continuous Improvement (BCI) team is focused on making the experiences of both employees and customers simple, effective and satisfying.

In addition to improving our procedures and customer experiences, we actively look for ways to improve the communities in which Benco does business in every day. You can find our associates participating in charitable walks, volunteering in classrooms and helping to build homes. We also donate 5% of our profits to charity.

Culture and Philosophy

Benco Dental employs more than 1,300 dedicated, enthusiastic, caring individuals, helping both the customers we serve and the communities we touch. It starts with our new CenterPoint facility, which qualifies for LEED Silver Certification, a federal program recognizing environmentally conscious companies. The goal for the new facility is to reduce trash waste by 50% and physical server usage by 35%. Benco Dental has also instituted new, fuel-efficient service vans with high-tech GPS routing systems and implemented strict recycling programs for everything from paper, plastic and glass to aluminum, eyeglasses, batteries and cell phones.


Benco Continuous Improvement (BCI) is a division of Benco Dental solely devoted to improving the company’s processes. Through training seminars, kaizen (Japanese for improvement) events, talent management initiatives and many other programs, BCI works to make Benco Dental a little better each day—for both associates and customers. In 2010, BCI implemented almost 500 employee-submitted ideas in addition to completing 35 kaizen events.


Benco Gives Back: The Community Boosters are a group of Associate Volunteers, who focus on community involvement. Our volunteer hours are continuously improving, as we continue to exceed our goal year after year! We support many nationally recognized charities—big and small. We take every associate suggestion into consideration and participate where we are most needed! ALL associates are welcome & encouraged to participate in Community Booster activities. Some of the charitable efforts that we take part in are listed below.  

Charitable Efforts

• Annual donation of 5% of profits to charity

• Benco Dental Associate Emergency Fund

• Charitable Walks

• Dental Lifeline Network & DentaCheques

• Dental Trade Alliance

• Global Smile Foundation

• Head Start

• Keep a Breast Foundation

• Missions of Mercy


• United Way

Being environmentally-friendly is something we take to heart.

At Benco Dental, green means continuously discovering and implementing methods to reduce our facilities’ environmental impact.

Our CenterPoint East headquarters is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certified, meeting some of the highest standards set forth by the United States Green Building Council. Many of our nationwide distribution and office facilities employ energy-efficient lighting and low-water usage fixtures. Our 300+ service technicians are guided by a scheduling software that promotes efficiency.

Our office designers are LEED certified and can work with you to build a low-impact practice that you can feel good about. Together we’re creating a brighter, greener future.

Benco Dental, the largest privately owned, full-service dental distributor in the United States, has remained in the family since 1930—a family that now includes our more than 30,000 customers and 1,300 associates in all 50 states. It’s our mission to deliver success smile after smile.

We provide more supply and equipment options than any other full-service distributor, an offering enhanced by a comprehensive suite of services, including office design, equipment repair, practice coaching, financing and project management, wealth management and dental-specific technology solutions. These services are supported by over 400 professionally trained sales representatives and 300 factory-trained service technicians.

Benco Dental is pleased to announce that it is #9 among the top 29 large employers in the state, according to the thirteenth annual Best Places to Work in PA awards program. 

This program evaluates and ranks the best places of employment in the State based on employee satisfaction and engagement, as well as workplace practices and policies. The Best Places to Work in PA includes two groups of companies: 71 small/medium-sized firms with 25-249 employees and 29 large-sized companies with 250 employees or more. The top 100 companies were honored on November 29 during an awards ceremony at the Lancaster County Convention Center.

“We at Benco are honored to again be recognized as a ‘Best Place to Work’," said George Rable, Vice President of Culture & People. “We believe that we hire and retain top-flight people, and when you do that, good things happen.”

Benco Dental is the largest privately-owned dental distributor in the United States. The company has remained in the family since 1930 – .a family that includes 1,300 associates (500 in PA) and more than 30,000 customers across the country. 

The Best Places to Work in PA program is a partnership between Team PA Foundation, The Department of Community and Economic Development, PA SHRM and the Central Penn Business Journal. The 2012 program was sponsored by Team PA Foundation, ParenteBeard, Wells Fargo, Saul Ewing LLP, Capital BlueCross, Comcast Business Class, Comcast Spotlight, Purpose1, LLC and Global HR Research.

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Benco Dental Photos

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Benco Dental Interviews



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    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Benco Dental.


    HR randomly calls me and just starts interviewing me. I had just finished a phone interview when Benco called. I thought the HR was calling to schedule an interview like every single company I've dealt with. Instead they just started firing away with questions. My fault for not stopping it but it was very odd. Then to top things off I never heard from them again. Not even a rejection email. What a joke.

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Benco Dental Awards & Accolades

  • Best Companies to Work For in Healthcare, Fortune, 2016
  • SAGE Award - People's Choice, Scranton Chamber of Commerce, 2015
  • Best Places to Work in PA - Large Companies, Best Places to Work in PA, 2014
  • Best Places to Work in PA - Large Companies, Best Places to Work in PA, 2013
  • Best Places to Work in PA - Large Companies, Best Places to Work in PA, 2012
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