Henry Schein Acquired Midway Dental: What This Means for Independent Dental Solutions Members

As many of you are aware, at the end of August, Henry Schein announced it had acquired Midway Dental. The acquisition provides Midway Dental customers with access to an expanded portfolio of products and a larger distribution network. However, the announcement left Independent Dental Solutions (IDS) members wondering: “What does this acquisition mean for us?”   First, we want to start by saying that IDS is not going anywhere. Moving forward, just as we did with Midway Dental, we will […] Read More...

Staying in an Operational Rut Costs More Than You May Think

The six most expensive words a dental owner could say are, “we’ve always done it that way”. As the saying goes, the one thing that’s constant in life is change. Whether it’s shifts in the needs of your community or industry-wide regulatory changes, it’s important that your practice continues to evolve as well. While practice owners know this, putting it into action is not always so straight-forward. Sometimes, you may not know what to do, other times a lack of […] Read More...

Independent Dental Solutions (IDS) is the Preferred Supply Program for PROPS Center

Independent Dental Solutions (IDS) and PROPS Center are proud to announce their new partnership. The organizations have joined forces to provide comprehensive support for the independent dental practices of Connecticut.   PROPS proudly serves the dental community in Connecticut, by helping dentists stay informed on the latest industry news, connect with their peers and access continuing education programs and other resources that will help them to better operate their practice. Similarly, Independent Dental Solutions (a free dental buying group) has been committed […] Read More...

How Search & Display Ads Work Together

        While they each have their own uses, search and display ads work best when they complement each other. Here’s how: Display ads can increase the effectiveness of search advertising. How can someone search for your business or confidently click on your ad if they don’t recognize your business in the first place? Display advertising helps drive that awareness and helps the community get to know you. The key metrics you should monitor when running display ads include: […] Read More...

Build Your Practice’s Brand: Part 2

Previously, we talked about how to create your practice’s mission statement and logo and determine your brand voice/personality. Now that these things have been established, let’s talk about how to implement them. Here are 5 ways to incorporate your brand into your marketing: Create a website for your practice Now that you have a logo, established brand colors, fonts, design elements, and a brand voice to guide you, you have all the tools needed to begin building your website.  Website design […] Read More...

Build Your Practice’s Brand: Part 1

No matter what industry you’re in, in order to ensure your business stands out, brand is everything. There are probably many dental offices that offer services similar to yours. So, what makes a potential patient choose one practice over another? What drives patient loyalty? To engage on social media, to wait weeks for an appointment when schedules are full, or choose to pay more for care from a specific provider? A big part of the answer is brand identity. Your […] Read More...

Optimize Your Clinical Workflow in 5 Easy Steps

Your team is the heart and soul of your practice, and right now many of them are taking on additional responsibilities due to the ongoing labor shortages. The added workload likely has some of your staff feeling overwhelmed by their day-to-day responsibilities. As an independent dental practice owner, you’re responsible not only for patient care, but the practice operations and wellbeing of your staff, too. We know that for your practice to grow, you need to identify ways to optimize […] Read More...

Protecting Your Dental Practice from Inflation

Inflation is impacting nearly every aspect of our lives, and your dental practice expenses are no exception. As costs continue to rise, it’s important to have a plan to limit the financial impact on your practice. Here are three ways to minimize the effects of inflation on your bottom line:  1.Controlling your overhead A great way to do this, is to be more proactive about any larger purchases you may need to make. Start by assessing your current equipment (including […] Read More...
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