05/29/2019

The Dentists Supply Company expands to deliver savings nationwide


Members of organized dentistry in 47 states can save significantly on dental supply purchases through The Dentists Supply Company starting June 1. The national presence for TDSC follows three phased rollouts that started in late 2018 and marks the latest move to extend tdsc.com savings to all 50 states by the end of the year.

“This is an exciting time for organized dentistry and dentists served by associations that are looking after their members’ best interests,” said Walt Weber, DDS, TDSC board chair. “Saving on supplies through tdsc.com is a member benefit that dentists from Maine to California have been eager to experience.”

Shoppers have saved more than $4 million since tdsc.com first launched in mid-2017. Savings on thousands of products purchased through tdsc.com are negotiated with the strength of membership’s collective buying power. With average savings of 20% compared to MSRP, dentists can save the cost of their association membership many times over and invest that amount back into their practices and patient care.

Among the newest tdsc.com shoppers are two New York dentists, who shared their experiences with the CDA Update.

“I compared the TDSC prices to what I was paying to my usual suppliers and I estimated that I’ll save roughly $10,000 a year by switching to TDSC,” said David Delaney, DMD, of Albany, N.Y. “I wish we had this program years ago.”

Payam Goudarzi, DDS, a practice owner in Johnson City, N.Y., echoed his colleague’s sentiment.

“My office has used TDSC on five different occasions and found the prices were very competitive. We were able to get better pricing on almost all items compared to the competitors,” said Dr. Goudarzi. “The items were received at my office in about three days, unless they were back-ordered, and I have found customer support very helpful.”

In a nod to organized dentistry, TDSC signed affiliation agreements with 30-plus state dental associations that have chosen to promote tdsc.com as a member benefit.

“We’re proud of our partnership with TDSC and thrilled to offer this exciting new benefit to our members,” said Vaughn Collins, executive director of the Vermont State Dental Association. “TDSC is giving dentists the option to enjoy significant savings while buying from manufacturers they know and trust.”

In addition to free shipping and 24/7 access to tdsc.com, shoppers can request a product-by-product price comparison of what they’ve been paying with other suppliers to learn their potential savings through TDSC. A recent price comparison study not only confirmed that dentists continue to see the 20% average savings through tdsc.com compared to the MSRP but revealed that tdsc.com prices can be lower and more stable than invoiced prices from other suppliers.

For more information, including a supply price comparison, visit tdsc.com.

 

* Price comparisons are made to the manufacturer’s list price. Actual savings on tdsc.com will vary on a product-by-product basis.



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