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Benco Dental Set To Acquire Dart Dental Supply

April 9, 2019 GMT

Benco Dental, a family-owned dental distributor headquartered in CenterPoint Commerce and Trade Park in Jenkins Twp., announced plans Monday to acquire Connecticut-based Dart Dental Supply on April 29.

It marks Benco’s first significant acquisition in the Northeast region in the last 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. Dart’s territory representatives and equipment technicians will be retained by Benco Dental to serve customers in the greater New England area.

“Team Dart is excited to join Benco Dental and grow with another family-owned company,” Art Stengel, Dart Dental founder, said in a news release. “Benco’s national network will provide our customers with extensive offerings and will support our level of personalized service.”

Benco Dental is the largest family-owned dental distributor in the U.S., offering an array of supplies, equipment and services to dentists across the nation. Benjamin Cohen founded the company in 1930. Within the last 88 years, the company has grown from a single downtown location to a national network that includes five distribution centers and three design showrooms in Jenkins Twp., Southern California and Texas.

“We’re committed to driving dentistry forward through innovation and delivering a world-class customer experience,” Chuck Cohen, Benco Dental managing director, said in a press release. “It’s exciting whenever the opportunity arises to expand our territory and customer base via the acquisition of a like-minded organization.”