Align Technology Inc, San Jose, Calif, announced a distribution agreement with Benco Dental, the largest privately-owned dental distributor in the United States, for Align’s family of iTero Element intraoral scanners.
The iTero Element, iTero Element 2, and iTero Element Flex intraoral scanners all have full-color imaging and fast scan times. According to the company, the next-generation iTero Element 2 is designed for greater performance with 2X faster start-up and 25% faster scan processing time compared to the iTero Element. The iTero Element Flex is a wand-only device that turns compatible laptop computers into a portable scanner that works anywhere, which makes it ideal for practices with multiple locations who need a scanner that is convenient and easy to transport.

The iTero Element scanners will be available to dental customers through Benco Dental in the United States beginning April 1, 2019. The distribution agreement with Benco is a non-exclusive arrangement.