California Dental Association Offers Significant Savings on Dental Supplies Through E-Commerce Site

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CDA creates online marketplace for member dentists

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"Dental supply purchasing has long been dominated by large corporate suppliers. Through the Marketplace, we’re providing significant savings on dental supplies and reduced overhead."

The California Dental Association is pleased to announce its offering of online dental supply shopping through its subsidiary, The Dentists Service Company. TDSC offers a group buying program through its e-commerce Marketplace — an easy-to-use online shopping site that leverages the buying power of CDA’s 27,000 members to secure significant savings on dental supplies and help dentists lower the overall cost of providing care to their patients.

As a benefit of CDA membership, dentists licensed in California can shop the TDSC Marketplace to take advantage of negotiated low pricing and discounts based on aggregate volume. CDA members enjoy free shipping and save an average of 20 percent off the manufacturers’ list price on more than 25,000 dental supplies. Through trusted, authorized distributors, the Marketplace offers supplies from all major manufacturers, including Dentsply Sirona, 3M, KaVo Kerr and GC.

“Dental supply purchasing has long been dominated by large corporate suppliers. Through the Marketplace, we’re providing significant savings on dental supplies and reduced overhead,” said CDA President Natasha Lee, DDS. “The discounts allow our members to remain competitive with large dental service organizations that cut special deals with dental suppliers.”

As e-commerce has become the norm, shopper feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with exponential month-over-month growth. After a phased launch in recent months, 1,200 CDA members have already saved over a half-million dollars, allowing them to provide more cost-efficient services to their patients.

“Our entry into e-commerce may be unprecedented for a state dental association, but the move is timely as the $10 billion dental products industry undergoes a disruption in the way dentists purchase supplies for their practices,” said Lee. “We’re in a position to offer lower costs to our members, including those in rural areas who have adopted the Marketplace as a trusted source for dental supply purchasing.”

The TDSC Marketplace is now in a position to expand to other states, starting in the West and Northwest regions, giving dentists another option for purchasing some or all of their supplies.

“There’s really no organization better positioned to offer this member service than a dental association whose best interests are with dentists and the patients they serve,” said Lee.

For more information about The Dentists Service Company and to shop the TDSC Marketplace, visit tdsc.com.

About the California Dental Association
The California Dental Association is the nonprofit organization representing organized dentistry in California. Founded in 1870, CDA is committed to the success of our members in service to their patients and the public. CDA also contributes to the oral health of Californians through various comprehensive programs and advocacy. CDA’s membership consists of more than 27,000 dentists, making it the largest constituent of the American Dental Association. For more information, visit cda.org.

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