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From left, two of Benco Dental’s Culture and People team members, Joanne Stitzer, associate chief customer advocate, and Michelle Waschek, executive administrative assistant, display Benco Dental’s recognition as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Northeast Pennsylvania, as named by readers of the Times Leader Media Group, a collection of print and digital products that provide coverage of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area. (Photo: Tony Callaio, for the Times Leader Media Group)

Benco Dental honored as one of Pennsylvania’s Best Workplaces

By Dental Tribune USA
January 09, 2020

PITTSTON, Pa., USA: For the third consecutive year, Benco Dental has received recognition as one of the Best Places to Work in Northeast Pennsylvania by Times Leader Media Group, a collection of print and digital products that provide coverage of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area.

The 2019 ranking considered input from readers of The Times Leader, a seven-day publication with an audience of more than 133,709, which is the flagship of The Times Leader Media Group. Benco Dental, the nation’s largest privately owned dental distributor, earned Gold Award status in the competition based on feedback obtained through The Times Leader print publication and website. You can view all the 2019 honorees here.

Benco Dental also was ranked as a Best Place to Work in Northeast Pennsylvania by Times Leader readers in 2017 and 2018.

“We're especially proud to be honored as one of NEPA's Best Places to Work because of what it says about our area's talent pool," said Chuck Cohen, managing director at Benco Dental. "We couldn't have grown from a one-man operation to the nation's largest independent dental distributor without the hard work of all of the talented associates at our Pittston headquarters. We're grateful our people have chosen to work here, and that they find it rewarding."

In 2019, Benco Dental associates exceeded a goal of 3,200 hours of volunteerism in the local communities.

"Benco encourages community involvement and volunteerism among associates," said George Rable, chief culture and people officer for the company. "It's an honor that those same communities recognize our team for a third consecutive year with this ranking."

The Times Leader Media Group recognized Benco Dental, among other award-winning companies at a reception on Dec. 9 at Le Manhattan Bistro in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

“You all are here because people do believe you are the best places to work…. People want to work for you,” said Mike Murray, Times Leader Media Group CEO and publisher at the Dec. 9 awards reception.

About Benco Dental
According to Benco Dental: “We Drive Dentistry Forward through innovative solutions and our caring family culture." The company’s firsts include: CenterPoint design/equipment superstores; OneVisit open architecture CAD/CAM; Painless electronic ordering; and automated supply management. Independent since its founding by Ben Cohen in 1930, the company has grown to become the country's largest family-owned dental distributor. More than 1,400 associates serve customers at locations coast-to-coast, including 400-plus sales representatives and 300-plus factory-trained service technicians. The company has been named as one of Fortune magazine's Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma for three consecutive years, a NAFE Top Company for Executive Women for two consecutive years and included among Pennsylvania’s Best Places to Work for 12 of 14 prior years.

(Source: Benco Dental)

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