Founded in 2017 by two private practicing dentists (over 50 years of experience) and two health care supply chain leaders, IndepenDent Dental Solutions is an Independent Dental Collaborative (IDC) created on behalf of independent dentists to leverage the members’ collective buying power to drive down the cost of supplies, capital equipment, and much more. This allows private practicing dentists to stay independent and receive all the same benefits of corporate dental groups and DSOs.
We are a mission-driven movement to unify the independent dental market. Our goal is to help private practice dentists not only SURVIVE… but THRIVE!
“Keeping Independent Private Practices Independent”
Our mission is to serve the business needs of traditional private dental practices, enabling individual practitioners to work together for the benefit of themselves and other private entities. We empower private practices with the tools and support necessary to help sustain their future and allow them to continue to serve and care for their communities.
Our Model: Independent Dental Collaborative
Organized dentistry is at its best when we can leverage the shared strength of our collaborative to find innovative ways to stay ahead of a shifting landscape
- Our model is FREE
- IDS represents member’s practices and provide savings by leveraging the collaborative buying power
- Savings increase as the group grows
- We leverage the dentists’ collective insight, experience, and ideas to build a roadmap for a better future
- We desire to be the operating and execution arm of the independent dentist
- Our goal is to be your trusted advisor by providing full transparency and empowerment
Meet the Team:
Dr. Rick Romenesko, D.D.S.
Co-Founder & Chief Dental Officer
Dr. Rick has practiced dentistry for over 40-years. Rick is a graduate of Appleton Xavier High School and did his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1978 and opened his practice in Appleton at that time. Dr. Rick likes many outdoor activities including gardening, fishing, snowboarding, golf, and scuba diving.
Dr. Michael Romenesko, D.D.S.
Co-Founder & Chief Dental Officer
Dr. Michael received his dental degree from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 2007. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Michael enjoys music, soccer, art and spending time with his wife and two sons. Once a former collegiate soccer player at UW-Madison, he now enjoys coaching his sons. An avid musician, he's played Summerfest and performed with several bands and recording projects.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Brian attended the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where he studied leadership and organizational leadership. Brian has over 20 years of experience providing strategic guidance and leadership in the health care industry. Brian was a Regional Vice President leading a $2.5 billion region for one of the country’s largest distributors where he worked with manufacturers and GPO’s. Brian is now leveraging his experience to help IDS.
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
Jordan graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering in 2012. Following graduation, Jordan worked in the healthcare supply chain field for over 6 years. In his various roles, he interacted and contracted with GPOs, distributors, manufacturers, and health systems to help reduce complexity and costs with the healthcare network. In his most recent role, he worked with health systems to understand their pain points and develop/implement solutions.
Sue Van Veghel
Member Experience Manager
Sue has over 15 years of experience providing leadership in healthcare operations as a manager with two national home care durable medical equipment distributors. Prior roles include respiratory therapist and endodontic dental assistant. Sue excels at customer service excellence, is the main point of contact for IDS and responsible for onboarding new members.