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CLAs Dental Survey Results (Wages, Benefits, & Fee Analysis)

At the beginning of this year, we sent out a request to fill out our professional services provider’s, CLA, Dental Survey. This survey provides private practitioners with insights on employee wages and benefits, fee schedules, and much more in order to help them determine if changes are needed within their practice. We are happy to announce that the dental survey results are in! Please click on the link below to see the results: CLA DENTAL SURVEY RESULTS We will continue […] Read More...

Learn More about How Membership Plan Can Help Your Practice!

Membership Plans have been a hot discussion topic at many component and member meetings over the past several years. Earlier this year, Dr. Michael Romenesko, sat down with our partner, Christine Bahu from SmileMore DSP to discuss membership plans, how they can benefit your practice, and much more. About SmileMore DSP The SmileMore Dental Savings Plan is different than other membership plans. Their consultants bring years of dental industry expertise to produce a unique plan that makes sense for your […] Read More...

Introducing IDS’ Endorsed Professional Service Provider

As the dental space continually changes, IDS has been rigorously developing relationships with likeminded companies and leaders that want to help IDS members. With that said, we are happy to announce the selection of CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen) to be the independent dentists’ professional services firm of choice! CLA provides wealth advisory, outsourcing, tax, accounting, and consulting services to INDEPENDENT DENTISTS! Visit Their Website Independent dentists need to think about the following questions to ensure their independent status and sustainability: Is your practice […] Read More...

IDS on Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

A few weeks ago, IDS founders, Dr. Rick Romenesko and Brian Heyndrickx, had the opportunity to be on Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran. We covered many hot topics in dentistry, as well as, why we are so committed to our mission of keeping independent private practices independent. Watch it or take a listen! Interested in listening to the podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dentistry-uncensored-with-howard-farran/id916907356 https://podcasts.apple.com/gy/podcast/howard-farran-dds-mba/id567540330 https://www.amazon.com/Uncomplicate-Business-Takes-People-Money/dp/0998971901 Read More...

GP Orthodontic Webinar Sponsored by StraightSmile Solutions (IDS Members Only)

Topic: IDS Members Webinar: Straight Selling Ortho in a GP Practice This is a webinar for dentists who are IDS members who are looking to learn more about launching de-novo orthodontics or scaling orthodontics in their practice. You’ll also learn how to save up to 50-80% on lab fees by using off-label/white-label systems and how to select cases and minimize refinements/revisions and to increase ROI. IDS has partnered with StraightSmile Solutions and only IDS members receive special discounts and upgrades. […] Read More...

GPO’s, the Latest Trend in Dentistry…and Its Here to Stay

GPO’s, the Latest Trend in Dentistry…and Its Here to Stay By: Jordan Herbert, Co-Founder & COO, Independent Dental Solutions Although group purchasing organizations (“GPO”) have been around for over a century, GPOs only entered the dental market in the past few years with limited adoption rates. Recently, they have exploded to the forefront with many dental practices looking for ways to continue to compete in an ever-evolving dental market. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to provide an overview […] Read More...

Dental Offices Need Effective Supply Chain Management…NOW!

Dental Offices Need Effective Supply Chain Management…NOW! By: Brian Heyndrickx, Founder & CEO, IndepenDENT Dental Solutions Before I stepped into the dental market, I worked in the medical field for over 20 years where supply chain management was a way of life. Medical offices, surgery centers and hospitals, all relied on effective supply chain management to survive and thrive in the market. Since supply chain management plays a vital role in business, allowing organizations to manage costs and run an […] Read More...

Learn About Our Partner, Sterngold, from their CEO Gordon Craig III

Sterngold’s Gordon S. Craig III (President & CEO) was interviewed in 2017 on Howard Farran’s Dentistry Uncensored. The interview provides great information on Sterngold and why we partnered with them to support our independent dentist network. Enjoy! About Sterngold Sterngold Dental LLC is an iconic brand and global leader in alloys, attachments, implants, and restorative systems. Since our founding in 1897, our mission has been to bring reliable, innovative products to our customers and confident smiles to their patients. That’s […] Read More...

Join an Orthodontic Webinar or Seminar (from StraightSmile Solutions)

Interested in Orthodontics? Join one of our partner’s, StraightSmile Solutions, Webinars or Seminars! All About IPR: We’ll be doing a live, unboxing of the Garrison Dental Fit Strip IPR Kit and answering questions about IPR in Invisalign, ClearCorrect and Braces. Thursday, July 11th 3:30pm EST (Live Participants on this webinar will be eligible for a free Fit Strip IPR kit – Value of $199) REGISTER Insure Your Ortho Cases & Save the Earth: This is a webinar for dentists, dental […] Read More...

Steven Kizy’s (Midway Dental CEO) Dentaltown Podcast

Midway Dental CEO, Steven Kizy’s Dentaltown interview with Dr. Howard Farran! IDS couldn’t be prouder to be partnered with Steven Kizy and the Midway Family. Enjoy! Read More...

New Contract Roll-Out: Prices Are Decreasing!!

Working collaboratively with Midway over the past 6-months, we are happy to announce that prices on 7,418 items are decreasing. The new contract pricing was be live on IDS members’ accounts starting July 1st. Please look for posts in the coming weeks and months highlighting the vendors that are supporting independents. Please see below for a few of the vendors that are supporting our mission and movement: DMG GC America, Inc. Hu-Friedy Nordent Keystone Industries Septodont SDI & many more. […] Read More...

Dental Supply Models: It’s Time for Change

By: Dr. Michael Romenesko, DDS When my journey began with IndepenDENT Dental Solutions in July of 2017 I was completely naïve as to how supply chain worked in dentistry or any industry for that matter. I didn’t think that it really affected me or had any bearing on my dental practice. After all, dental supplies and capital equipment were simply the cost of doing business. Or so I thought. Supply chain wasn’t a topic mentioned in my undergraduate biology studies […] Read More...

IDS is Hosting a Direct-to-Employer Contracting Roundtable!

IDS’ goal is and will continue to be provide services and solutions that bring discounts, additional value, and/or revenue enhancements to our private practice members. The solution that is brought up by members with the highest frequency is better reimbursement and insurance. Being member-driven is extremely important to us, therefore, we are hosting our 2nd roundtable to discuss how to create a program for the members. This is the 2nd of many meetings and work to get it up and […] Read More...

Need IT Assistance? IDS Has Partnered with Sunset Technologies

We frequently have members looking for IT services and support. As we continue to expand our service offerings to help meet all the needs of our members, we are excited to announce our partnership with Sunset Technologies. About Sunset Technologies Sunset Technologies is a complete resource for our clients in terms of education, HIPAA compliance and training, security, and technical support. We focus on serving our clients with the highest level of customer service 24/7/365; providing unmatched peace of mind for […] Read More...

Expanding to Orthodontics or looking for Orthodontic Case Support?

Many members have expressed that they are expanding beyond the traditional services and procedures provided by the typical general practitioner. Therefore, in order to help our members expand their competencies, we are excited to announce our new partnership with StraightSmile Solutions®! About StraightSmile Solutions® StraightSmile Solutions® is an orthodontic consultancy company that supports general and pediatric dentists, dental labs and the dental industry. They can support you to launch de-novo or scale your orthodontic operations by supporting you with every aspect of […] Read More...
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