On behalf of the Virginia Dental Association Foundation, I am writing to strongly express our support of Benchmark Denture products. Benchmark dentures can be delivered in one appointment and are durable enough to give a patient years of service, making them ideal for use both at our MOM clinic and in private offices. With the Benchmark Dentures product, the VDAF has been able to offer a life changing option to patients that have had no hope of getting replacement teeth. Having the ability to offer patients dentures on site within an hour has tremendously impacted our patients through enhanced self-esteem, improved employment prospects, and renewed quality of life.
Tara Quinn VDAF Executive Director
We have 11 residents, all new dentists, and several faculty members who use the Benchmark product. We have experience with some 300+ Benchmark dentures over about 3 years. Initially, I was concerned about the longevity of the dentures, and things such as staining and tooth loss or breakage. None of this has been a problem. They have worked well for patients, and patients are happy with them. I made one patient a Benchmark denture as a temporary, and later my very best 5-step custom denture (I am a Prosthodontist). He likes the Benchmark better. It is sometimes quite humbling. I encourage you to give them a try.
Michael McCracken, DDS, PhD Executive Director The Foundry Dental Center
I think the single appointment denture technique is a valuable dental service to be offered to patients for two reasons. First as an emergency denture for a lost or unrepairable denture. Secondly as a low overhead denture (since there is no cost for denture teeth or laboratory procedures) which should make the treatment less expensive. I have used the Benchmarck Denture for each of the reasons. The Benchmark Denture procedures are simple and routine.
John E. Ward D.D.S, MSD,FACP Former Associate Professor Prosthodontic Department Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy School of Dentistry
The technique is relatively easy to learn as even a long standing periodontist and dental students with minimal prosthodontic experience can get it down. This year our team delivered 43 complete units and would have done more if we had more templates. I can give my unquestionable support to the Benchmark Denture system. I look forward to continuing my relationship with Benchmark for many years to come.
Francis G. Serio, DMD, MS, MBA Director, Dominican Dental Mission Project 2015 recipient of the ADA Humanitarian Award