PITTSTON, PA — February 4, 2022 — Benco Dental, the nation’s largest independent distributor of oral healthcare technology and supplies, announced today the acquisition of Popp Dental Supply, LLC. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. Popp Dental Supply was represented in this transaction by Connect the Dents, LLC a dental specific M&A Advisory company based in New York, NY.
Headquartered in Greendale, WI, Popp Dental Supply was founded in 1991 by Bob Popp as an outgrowth of his successful dental laboratory business, leveraging its existing product delivery infrastructure. Company leaders Tim Nielson, John Przybyla and David Kelsay purchased the business in 2003 after Bob Popp announced his intention to focus entirely on the laboratory operations. James Brown later joined as an owner in 2006.
“The best way to move forward in the changing dental healthcare industry is by partnering with a larger distributor offering greater and more varied resources,” said David Kelsay, Popp Dental Supply co-owner and general manager since 1999.
“As a family-owned and customer-focused company, Benco Dental is the right fit so we can continue delivering the care our valued, long-term customers have come to expect,” said co-owner Tim Nielson, Popp Dental’s financial and technology leader since 1992. “Plus, they’ll now have access to a comprehensive portfolio of technology, equipment and services that includes everything doctors need to grow and succeed, for the lives of their practices.”
Co-owner John Przybyla, who has been with Popp Dental since 1992 driving outside sales, said, “On behalf of David, Tim, myself and the entire team, it has been exceptionally rewarding to serve so many wonderful and loyal customers over the years. Our success and theirs have gone hand in hand, and we’re excited to start this next chapter and continue growing together.”
1. Benco_ Popp Dental Supply, LLC_1: Benco Dental, the nation’s largest independent distributor of oral healthcare technology and supplies, announced today, Feb. 4, the acquisition of Popp Dental Supply, LLC. Shown are Popp Dental Supply owners, from left, Tim Nielson, President, Dave Kelsay, General Manager and John Przybyla, Outside Sales. Absent from photo: James Brown.
2. Benco_ Popp Dental Supply, LLC_2: Benco Dental, the nation’s largest independent distributor of oral healthcare technology and supplies, announced today, Feb. 4, the acquisition of Popp Dental Supply, LLC. Shown is one of Popp Dental’s four owners, James Brown, retired.
About Benco Dental
Benco Dental is Driving Dentistry Forward® with innovative solutions and our caring family culture. Our industry firsts include Painless® electronic ordering, automated supply management, BluChip® customer loyalty rewards, CenterPoint design/equipment superstores and OneVisitTM open architecture CAD/CAM. Independent since 1930, our over 1,500 dedicated associates serve customers at locations nationwide including 400+ sales representatives and 300+ factory-trained service technicians. Benco Dental is one of Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma and among Pennsylvania Best Places to Work® for 12 of 15 prior years.
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