Collectively, Benco Dental, Burkhart Dental and Goetze Dental Bring Over 300 Years Experience, 350 Sales Professionals and 35,000 Customers in Key
LIVINGSTON, N.J., July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Milestone Scientific Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MLSS), the recognized leader in advanced injection technologies, today announced that leading independent dental supply companies -- Benco Dental, Burkhart Dental, Inc. and Goetze Dental -- have joined Milestone's growing domestic distribution network undertaking the sale and marketing of the STA(TM) System and related disposable products to dental practitioners across the U.S. and Canada.
The state-of-the-art STA System is Milestone's latest achievement in computer-controlled local anesthesia delivery (C-CLAD) that makes the injection process more comfortable for both dentists and patients. Marketed worldwide by Milestone's growing global distributor network to dental practitioners for the painless administration of all dental injections, the STA System is uniquely capable of predictably and more comfortably administering "Single Tooth Anesthesia" into the Periodontal Intraligamentary (PDL) space, something never before possible using conventional techniques.
Robert Presutti, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Milestone, noted, "We are very proud that we have succeeded in winning the support of the U.S. dental supply industry's largest and most enduring companies. Armed with compelling market data and powerful testimonies from dentistry's most respected thought leaders, who agree that Milestone's STA System should become the new standard of care for administering anesthesia in dentistry, the combined reach and influence of Patterson Dental, Henry Schein and now Benco, Burkhart and Goetze, will help to promote greater market penetration and corresponding sales growth for our innovative injection technology."
Milestone is actively engaged in implementing a series of product and sales training programs with its new distributors' sales teams. In addition to coordinating a comprehensive training schedule with Benco, Burkhart and Goetze that is expected to continue through this fall, the Company is also involved with training sales reps at 87 Patterson Dental branch offices. In total, Milestone is now training and providing ongoing sales and marketing support to more than 2,300 distributor sales representatives serving the dental industry in the U.S. and Canada.
Benco Dental is a family-owned distributor of dental supplies. Its founder, Benjamin Cohen, began selling instruments to dentists in 1924 and formed Benco in 1930. Today, Benco is the largest independently owned dental supply company in the United States, and one of the nation's fastest growing dental distributors. With headquarters in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Benco operates more than 40 regional showrooms. The Company is supplied by four distribution centers in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Texas and Florida. With sales territory encompassing 30 states in the eastern U.S., Benco Dental currently serves over 20,000 customers.
For over a century, Burkhart Dental has focused on helping dentists achieve both personal and professional success. Founded in 1888 by Dr. William E. Burkhart as the Tacoma Dental Depot, the Company has thrived and prospered as a family owned and managed dental supply company, led today by Dr. Burkhart's great, great granddaughter. Headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, Burkhart Dental serves over 5,000 customers in the western U.S. from its 18 office locations in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, Utah, and Washington.
Originally established in 1884 as the St. Joseph Drug Company by founder W.F. Goetze, M.D., Goetze Dental has also endured as a family-owned and managed independent dental supplier for five generations. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri where it also operates a 45,000 square foot, state-of-the-art distribution facility, the Company also maintains branch showroom locations with fully stocked and staffed service departments in Denver, Des Moines, Omaha, Springfield, St. Louis and Wichita. Focusing primarily on the nine U.S. Midwestern state regions, Goetze Dental currently markets a broad range of leading dental products and services to a customer base of more than 10,000 dental professionals.
About Milestone Scientific Inc.
Headquartered in Livingston, New Jersey, Milestone Scientific is engaged in pioneering proprietary, highly innovative technological solutions for the medical and dental markets. Central to the Company's IP platform and product development strategy is its patented CompuFlo(R) technology for the improved and painless delivery of local anesthetic. Specifically, CompuFlo is a computer-controlled, pressure sensitive infusion, perfusion, suffusion and aspiration technology, which provides real-time readouts of pressures, fluid densities and flow rates, enabling the advanced delivery and removal of a wide array of fluids. The STA(TM) (Single Tooth Anesthesia) System computer-controlled local anesthesia delivery system which uses this technology provides dentists with audible and visual signals as to in-tissue pressure. Milestone's existing painless injection systems are currently sold in 25 countries. For more information on these and other innovative Milestone products, please visit the Company's web site found at http://www.milesci.com.
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