Heraeus and Benco Dental Team Up to Help Customers Turn Scrap into Cash  
5/14/2012 11:55:52 AM

SOUTH BEND, Ind., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Heraeus Kulzer, LLC, the worldwide leader in dental esthetics, announced today that it is partnering with Benco Dental to make it more profitable and convenient for Benco customers to trade in their scrap metals for cash.

Heraeus, the world's largest private precious metal refiner, and Benco, the largest privately owned, full-service dental distributor in the United States, note that there are three reasons why dental practices and laboratories should cash in their scrap on a regular basis:

  • Accountability: Scrap is unaccountable, while regular, frequent shipments allow customers to keep track of their assets.
  • Liquidity: Precious scrap is not liquid until it is cashed in; raw scrap collects no interest.
  • Security: Scrap stashes are not insured; insurance companies will not reimburse in the event of fire or theft.

Countless laboratories and dental offices trust Heraeus Precious Metal Refining to provide exceptional service and unsurpassed integrity. The company guarantees fair market value for customers' precious metals (gold, platinum, palladium and silver). Settlement is based on the London PM prices on the day of assay valuation. Customers can be paid in gold investment coins, with a check, and/or electronic transfer.

Heraeus Precious Metal Refining heats, melts, separates and analyzes precious metals in a single location to give laboratories and dentists the highest possible return for their dental scrap metal. By eliminating surprise fees and minimum lot charges, Heraeus is able to give its customers the utmost in value and service.

Considered the global gold standard in dental esthetics materials, Heraeus operates a state-of-the-art refinery in Newark, New Jersey. The facility receives more than 25,000 scrap shipments annually, 80% of which are from existing loyal customers. Because it processes its own scrap from beginning to end, Heraeus offers direct, personalized contact without any middlemen, saving time and money for its valued customers.

For more information on Heraeus Precious Metal Refining, or other Heraeus products call (877) 431-1785 or visit or

Benco Dental has remained in the family since 1930 - a family that includes more than 30,000 customers in all 50 states. Benco offers its customers a comprehensive suite of services, including office design, equipment repair, practice coaching, financing and real estate planning, wealth management and dental-specific technology solutions. For more information on Benco Dental, visit

About Heraeus

Heraeus, the precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a global, private company with more than 160 years of tradition. Our fields of competence include precious metals, materials, and technologies, sensors, biomaterials, and medical products, as well as dental products, quartz glass, and specialty light sources. With product revenues of euro 4.8 billion and precious metal trading revenues of euro 21.3 billion, as well as more than 13,300 employees in over 120 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.

About Benco Dental

Benco Dental, headquartered in Pittston, Pennsylvania, is the largest privately owned, full-service distributor of dental supplies, dental equipment, dental consulting & equipment services in the United States. Founded in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen, the company has remained family owned and focused on the unique mission of "delivering success smile after smile". During Benco Dental's 81 year history, the company has grown from a single storefront location in Wilkes-Barre, PA into the nation's fastest-growing dental distributor with more than 50 regional showroom locations and five distribution centers servicing over 30,000 dental professionals in more than 40 states. In 2009, Benco Dental reached a new milestone in the company's long history by unveiling a 272,000-square-foot corporate headquarters, distribution center and equipment showroom in Pittston, Pennsylvania. Benco Dental CenterPoint houses the largest dental equipment showroom in North America, featuring 25 fully functional operatories, 14 operational digital X-rays including 2D and 3D units, three sterilization centers, design & lab concept suites and a summit training center for continuing education courses. The company has additional distribution centers in Fort Wayne, IN, Jacksonville, FL, Dallas, TX, Reno, Nevada. Benco Dental provides more supply and equipment options than any other full-service dental distributor, an offering enhanced by a comprehensive suite of services, including office design, equipment repair, practice coaching, financing and real estate planning, wealth management, and dental-specific technology solutions. These services are supported by over 420 professionally trained sales representatives and 290 factory-trained service technicians. Put it all together and Benco Dental offers all the tools to enable dental professionals to achieve their desired goals for success. For more information, visit or call 1.800.GO.BENCO.

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