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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...

IDS is the Preferred Supply Program for the Louisville Dental Society

Independent Dental Solutions (IDS) and the Louisville Dental Society (LDS) are proud to announce their new partnership, and are excited to work together to offer comprehensive support for independent dental practices throughout Louisville and the surrounding communities. The LDS strives to help build connections – connecting Louisville’s dentists to the community and to one another. This includes community service events including free dental clinic day and free dental screenings throughout the year and the Smile Kentucky! Program, which provides free treatment to elementary children without dental […] Read More...

4 Ways to Maximize Your IDS Membership

Whether you’re new to IDS, or it’s been a while since you’ve checked out all Independent Dental Solutions has to offer, we’re sharing tips on how to get the most from your membership:   Read More...

Independent Dental Solutions Is The New Preferred Supply Program for the Maine Dental Association

Independent Dental Solutions (IDS) and the Maine Dental Association (MDA) are proud to announce their new partnership, formed from a mutual desire to provide comprehensive support for independent dental practices throughout the state of Maine. The MDA strives to serve as a valuable resource and trusted partner for its members, helping dentists stay up-to-date on the latest legislative and industry news, connect with other members, gain access to continuing education programs and save money on supplies and other purchased services needed to operate their […] Read More...

How to Weigh Your Options When Considering Transitioning Your Practice

It’s no secret the dental industry is not currently set up to provide adequate support for private dentist owners as they prepare to transition their practice, unless they’re willing to give something up – typically either their hard-earned equity or clinical autonomy.  Neither trade-off sounds appealing for most independent dentists who have spend their career dedicated to their practice. Many are left wondering how to weigh their options and ensure they receive the maximum financial benefit they’ve earned over the […] Read More...

Positioning Your Practice for a Successful Transition: Why Cost Management & Practice Profitability Matter

As an independent dental owner, you’ve spent your career devoting your time, energy and resources into your practice. While it might be tempting to coast into retirement, it’s more important than ever to focus on cost reduction and efficiency efforts for your practice. This will ensure your practice is best positioned for a transition and that you’ll receive the maximum financial benefit from an eventual sale. Effectively (and sustainably) increasing your practice profitability requires a dual-approach: Maximizing productivity & reimbursement […] Read More...

IDS is Proud to be the Preferred Supply Program for the Indiana Dental Association

Independent Dental Solutions (IDS): Proud To Be the New Preferred Supply Program for the Indiana Dental Association   Independent Dental Solutions (IDS) and the Indiana Dental Association (IDA) are proud to announce their new partnership, formed from a mutual desire to advance and unite the dental industry in Indiana. The Indiana Dental Association, headquartered in downtown Indianapolis, is comprised of 15 component societies which serve each of the state’s 92 counties and supports more than 83% of the dentists currently practicing in Indiana. The […] Read More...

Building An Effective, High-Performing Team

“A team is not just a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other.”   Investing the time to building a strong, productive team is essential, because a great team is the foundation of your practice and ensures its success.   It is not enough to simply hire staff, even the most skilled individuals will fail without strong leadership, clear direction and teamwork.     Read More...

Digital Marketing & Your Practice Performance

  The last year highlighted just how important having strong online visibility and virtual communication channels are to engage new and existing patients.   Your digital marketing strategy (or lack of one) can have a significant impact on your dental practice, including your patient experience, growth and profitability.   Learn more:   Read More...

Ways To Boost Your Profitability Through An Effective Supply Chain Strategy

Brian Heyndrickx, Independent Dental Solutions Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer Prior to launching Independent Dental Solutions (IDS), a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) for private dental practices, I worked in medical distribution for more than 20 years. Like many other industries, medical offices, surgery centers and hospitals rely on an effective supply chain and procurement strategy to manage their operating expenses and stay competitive within the market (I define supply chain and procurement as everything a dental practice needs to run […] Read More...
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