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Our Mission

Our mission to "Empower and Preserve Independent Dentistry" provides a platform for independent dentists to organize and unite as a large group.

Collectively, Dental Cooperative members can accomplish what individual dentists cannot. Through the Cooperative, members maintain their independence as practitioners and private business owners while having access to benefits that large corporate practices enjoy.

The following are three strategic objectives that contribute to fulfilling our mission:

Reducing Practice Cost

  • Employ bargaining power to save thousands of dollars in overhead expenses through key supply and manufacturer relationships and purchasing contracts with dental vendors.
  • Access to our strong banking relationships to refinance existing loans or create working capital.
  • Participate in the Cooperative's Profit Sharing and Equity Programs available to all members.
  • Take advantage of our HR benefits through key relationships with outsourced companies that can assist you in providing health benefits, payroll services, Cobra administration, life insurance and retirement planning.

Creating and Controlling Patient Flow

  • The Cooperative's unique "Dental Benefit Program" creates new patients for Dental Cooperative dentists by offering negotiated discounts to local employers, colleges, associations and residential complexes.
  • Referral Service Programs provide Co-Op members with an effective mechanism to facilitate patient referrals.
  • Marketing Advisory Services are available to members who want additional help in using key benefits to stimulate new patient flow into their offices.

Providing Fair and Safe Financing

The Dental Cooperative has created a unique program for dentists who need to:

  • Transition protection in case of death or disability.
  • Safely maximize the equity in their practice while providing the greatest flexibility in choosing when they want to exit the practice.
  • Acquire and manage additional practices and need financing without encumbering personal assets outside the dental practice.
  • Purchase of new or replacement equipment over $2,000.00.

SAVE ON SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT

The Dental Cooperative proactively reaches out to dental suppliers and manufacturers to help Co-Op members control and reduce monthly operating costs.

Below is a chart that illustrates actual negotiated supply prices with 26 common items through one of our partners, Dental Health Products, Inc.:

Vendor Description Co-Op Pricing
3M ESPE Clinpro 5000 1.1% NaF DF Spearmint 4oz Tube $11.85
3M ESPE Filtek Supreme Ultra Universal Capsule A2B 20 -0.2gm $100.25
3M ESPE Impregum Penta Medium Body Refill Purple $304.02
3M ESPE RelyX Luting Plus Cement Clicker Dispenser Refill 2 -11gm $246.78
3M ESPE Scotchbond Universal Unit Dose Giant $248.67
3M ESPE Vitrebond Plus Light Cure Glass Ionomer Liner/Base Single Pack 10gm Clicker $183.23
BIOTROL VACUSOL ULTRA SOLUTION 32OZ BIOTROL VACUSOL ULTRA $51.62
CARESTREAM DENTAL Lidocaine HCL 2% & Epinephrine 1:100000 Red Cook-Waite 50 -1.8ml Cartridges $29.48
COVIDIEN Monoject Needles #400 Plastic Hub 30ga. Short 100/box $10.46
CROSSTEX INTERNATIONAL INC. Duo-Check Sterilization Pouch 3-1/2" x 9" Crosstex $13.90
CROSSTEX INTERNATIONAL INC. Isofluid Earloop Mask Blue Crosstex 50/box $12.26
CROSSTEX INTERNATIONAL INC. ULTRA GAUZE 2X2 4-PLY CROSSTEX 8000/CASE ULTRA GAUZE 2X2 4-PLY $144.53
DANVILLE MATERIALS MICRO PRIME B TYPE 10ML DANVILLE MICROPRIME 10ML $58.43
DANVILLE MATERIALS MICRO PRIME G TYPE 10ML DANVILLE MICROPRIME 10ML $58.43
DENTSPLY CAULK Integrity Temp C&B Material Cartridge Refill A2 76gm $175.85
DENTSPLY CAULK Jeltrate Plus Fast Set $15.54
DENTSPLY CAULK Prime & Bond NT Refill Kit 2-4.5ml $253.75
DENTSPLY PROFESSIONAL NUPRO PROPHY PASTE MINT COARSE DENTSPLY 200 CUPS PROPHY PASTE $46.13
DUX DENTAL PeelVue+ Sterilization Pouch Brown 5-1/4" x 12" Dux Dental $23.99
DUX DENTAL PeelVue+ Sterilization Pouch Orange 3-1/2" x 9" Dux Dental $14.31
DUX DENTAL PeelVue+ Sterilization Pouch Silver 2-1/4" x 4" Dux Dental 31613 $11.85
HALYARD HEALTH TECNOL PROCEDURE MASK BLUE KC HEALTHCARE 50/BX 47080 TECNOL BLUE $9.39
HERAEUS KULZER ORMD GLUMA COMFORT BOND HEREAUS DESENS 4ML 1710 GLUMA COMFORT BOND & DESENS $169.54
KERR CORPORATION ORMD OptiBond Solo Plus Unidose Refill 100 -10ml $260.97
PARKELL BLU-MOUSSE SUPER-FAST SPLIT PARKELL 2/CART BLU-MOUSSE $32.76
SEPTODONT INC. SEPTOCAINE 4% EPI 1:100 SEPTODONT 50/BOX RX SEPTOCAINE $43.42

If you are not a member of the Dental Cooperative and would like to know how much you could save each month, just fax us a copy of your last invoice to (801) 456-0447or scan and email your invoice to Andrew Eberhardt at aeberhardt@dentalcooperative.com. We will gladly send you a supply comparison free of charge with absolutely no obligation.

 

TOP 5 REASONS TO JOIN:

  1. Increase Patient Flow
    Through the Cooperative’s Dental Benefit Program
  2. Insurance Fee Negotiation
    The Dental Cooperative provides the resources to help Dentists negotiate increased reimbursements with dental insurance companies and aids in the credentialing process. As a new member, you can immediately benefit from this service and may be able to see a substantial effect to your bottom line.
  3. Reduce Your Supply Costs
    Cooperative members take advantage of exclusive rates that have been negotiated with suppliers and manufacturers. Participating suppliers and manufacturers offer special discount pricing and rebates; offers that can save you thousands of dollars on your current supply costs.
  4. Practice Financing
    The Dental Cooperative has key banking relationships that offer financing to its members without ever walking into a bank or encumbering personal assets.
  5. Transitioning Your Practice
    The Dental Cooperative has created a unique program for dentists who need transition protection. The Affiliate Program safely maximizes the equity in your practice while providing the greatest flexibility in choosing when you want to exit your practice.