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 practice.

Similarly, Independent Dental Solutions (a free Group Purchasing Organization) was formed in 2017 by independent dentists and supply chain leaders who sought to level the playing field for private dental practices in an industry that increasingly favors DSO’s and other corporate dental groups. IDS offers its members access to significant savings and other benefits by leveraging the collective buying power of its 2,000+ members, to provide independent dentists access to lower pricing on from supplies and capital equipment to lab and other purchased services.

Over the years, both organizations have continued to expand their level of support to meet the changing needs of their members and the industry. As cost reduction efforts continue to be top-of-mind for most practices, the MDA is proud to offer their members access to IDS’s free supply and equipment program. The program is a simple, effective way for practices to reduce their expenses and operate as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Leaders from the MDA and IDS are excited to launch this new partnership and continue to provide comprehensive support for Maine dental practices together.

A Message from Dr. Heather Keeling, President of the MDA Board of Directors:  

The Maine Dental Association is excited to welcome Independent Dental Solutions as a Preferred Business Partner. They are a company that was started by dentists, for dentists, and our members are now able to take advantage of the great discounts and benefits that IDS offers. I invite Maine dental practices to get a cost comparison – IDS estimated they could save my practice over 20 percent.”


A Message from Dr. Rick Romenesko, Co-Founder of Independent Dental Solutions:  

“Welcome MDA Members! On behalf of the IndepenDENT Dental Solutions team, I am excited to welcome you to the IDS family. As a private practice dentist for more than 40 years, I know firsthand the important role dental societies and their partners play in proving vital information and resources to practices. The MDA is a wonderful society, led by a team of passionate, supportive men and women who are committed to the advancement of independent dentistry in Maine. 

 We are honored to form this partnership and to work together to bring additional value to all MDA members individually and to the society as a whole. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship and the development of many friendships along the way. Together, we can truly make a difference!” 

Both organizations are excited to continue to cultivate and growth this partnership, to ensure Maine dental practices won’t just survive, they’ll have access to the tools they need to truly thrive as well.


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To join IDS (membership is free), please visit:

For questions about IDS membership and services, please contact [email protected]

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