Company Overview

Independent Dental Solutions (IDS) was founded in 2017 by two private practice dentists (with a combined 50+ years of experience) and two health care supply chain leaders who sought to preserve and strengthen independent dentistry. IDS is a FREE Dental Buying Group or Independent Dental Collaborative (IDC), which leverages the collective buying power of the group to drive down the cost of supplies, capital equipment, and much more. This allows its private practice members to stay independent and level the playing field in an industry that is increasingly favoring DSOs and corporate dental groups.

Our goal is to unify the independent dental market and help private practice dentists not only SURVIVE… but THRIVE!

Our Mission

“Keeping Private Dental Practices Independent”

Our mission is to provide savings and solutions that support all the business needs of traditional private dental practices. We strive to foster collaboration among our members, and empower private practices to take control of their future by providing the tools needed to build a more sustainable, profitable future – and continue to care for their community.

Our Model: Independent Dental Collaborative

By leveraging the shared strength of our collaborative, together we can find innovative ways to stay ahead of the ever-changing industry. Here’s how our IDC works on behalf of your practice: 

  • Membership is FREE.
  • We leverage the collaborative buying power of the group to negotiate contracts on behalf of our members, with our primary distributor, direct-only manufacturers and other vendor partners.
  • The savings continues to increase as the group grows.
  • We utilize the groups’ collective insight, experience, and ideas to build a roadmap for a better future.
  • We serve as your trusted advisor, providing full transparancy 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.

Brian Heyndrickx

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.

Jordan Herbert

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

In 2017, Jordan brought his supply chain and process improvement expertise to the dental industry, as co-founder of Independent Dental Solutions (IDS). IDS is a Group Purchasing Organization designed to support independent dental practices with services and solutions to reduce expenses and improve efficiencies. Jordan is passionate about collaborating with dentists and owners to build and implement customized solutions to address their pain points.

Maggie Garrigan

Member Experience Manager

Maggie has more than 23 years of experience in sales, project coordination, customer support & providing high-level administrative support to business leaders and directors. She is the primary point of contact for IDS members, guiding all new members through the onboarding process and answering any questions that may arise. Maggie performs tasks accurately and timely, while maintaining confidentiality; continuously evaluates current processes to maximize efficiency and effectiveness; understands business issues and applies appropriate decision-making skills; prepares and coordinates meetings, events, agendas and presentations; executes project management & sales functions; is highly organized and a strong communicator.