(Charlotte, NC – October 2, 2018) Children who live in poverty are twice as likely to suffer from untreated tooth decay than their more affluent peers. Thanks to a generous product contribution to America’s ToothFairy from Benco Dental, thousands of children will receive pain-free treatment.

Over $167,000 in Graham Chemical Articaine and Epinephrine anesthetic was donated by Benco Dental to America’s ToothFairy. The product donation was distributed to ten nonprofit clinics to support treatment services for underserved youth, including Dr. Earl R. Crane Children’s Dental Health Center and the Orange Grove Dental Clinic.

“Having a pain-free experience at the dentist is an important factor in encouraging return visits for preventive and restorative care,” said Richard Cohen, Managing Director of Benco Dental. “Benco Dental is proud to donate our anesthetic to America’s ToothFairy to support critical dental care for underserved children and their families.”

“This generous donation from Benco will enable us to provide comprehensive dental care for children in need and save them from needless pain,” said Terry Davis, DDS, Dental Advisor of Dr. Earl R. Crane Children’s Dental Health Center, a program of the Assistance League of San Bernadino, CA.

“The children and young adults who visit our clinic have extraordinary treatment needs,” commented Misha Garey, DDS, Dental Director of the Orange Grove Dental Clinic, a program in Chattanooga, TN, serving patients with special needs. “This donation of anesthetic is especially helpful for children with sensory issues that would otherwise make treatment impossible.” 

“Far too many children have been living with dental pain for a very long time. Benco Dental’s generosity helps our Dental Resource Program partners make their treatment comfortable, which is essential for all children, and especially those with physical and cognitive disabilities,” said Jill Malmgren, Executive Director for America’s ToothFairy. “We are very grateful for Benco Dental’s continued support that enables our clinical partners to treat more children in need.”

About Benco Dental

Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest privately-owned dental distributor in the United States, offering a full array of supplies, equipment, and services to dentists across the nation. Founded in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen, the company has remained family-owned and focused on its unique mission to “deliver success, smile after smile.”

Within the past 87 years, the company has grown from a single downtown location to a national network that includes five distribution centers, and three design showrooms. Those design showrooms, one at the company’s Pa. headquarters, one in Southern California, and one in Texas, feature North America’s largest selection of dental equipment and technology, as well as a hands-on dental design experience, to assist dentists in the planning and construction of a new office.

Benco, which has been named one of Fortune Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma for the past three years, one of the NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women for the second consecutive year, and Pennsylvania’s Best Places to Work® for 12 of the past 14 years, is proud to feature a highly skilled team of more than 400 professionally trained sales representatives and over 300 factory-trained service technicians. For more information, visit or call 1.800.GO.BENCO.
About America’s ToothFairy
As a resource provider, America’s ToothFairy increases access to oral health care by supporting non-profit clinics and community partners delivering education, prevention, and treatment services for underserved children. Since its inception in 2006, America’s ToothFairy has distributed more than $19 million in donated products, educational materials, and financial grants to improve oral health outcomes for children and youth in need. For more information, visit


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