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Recent Conversations Around the FTC Complaint Against Benco, Henry Schein and Patterson

Posted by on February 19, 2018 in Dental Supply

There has been a lot of talk about the Federal Trade Commission’s recently filed complaint against Benco Dental Supply Company, Henry Schein, Inc. and Patterson Companies, Inc.  We want to make sure dentists know who their friends our.  Synergy is a an independent organization founded on the concept of helping to preserve  independent dental practitioners. Together with our vendor partners such as Darby Dental Supply, we work to provide discounts on dental supplies and services for individual dental practices. We work to keep you competitive with the DSO’s and corporate dental groups that are supported by the companies named in the complaint  by the FTC. To read more about the complaint, click here. To learn more about Synergy, well, you’ve already come to the right place. But here’s an article that gives you a bit more background onto who we are and why we started the company.  Happy reading!  ...

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Thanks, Dr. Ed Swift, for a Great CE Lecture

Posted by on January 30, 2018 in Dental Supply

Synergy launched 2018 by hosting its first ever continuing education lecture. Dr. Ed Swift of the UNC School of Dentistry did an amazing job – like we knew he would – updating our guests about things related to adhesive and restorative dentistry. We want to thank all of our sponsors – 3M Oral Care, Darby Dental Supply, Komet USA, Kettenbach LP, Cornerstone Dental Labs and Septodont – for supporting the event. Everyone who attended earned 3 CE credits. We look forward to the next one! Pictured are (L-R) Dr. Ed Swift and Dr. Mustafa Shah-Khan, Founder and CEO of Synergy Dental...

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Synergy Hosts First Annual Continuing Education Event

Posted by on November 8, 2017 in Dental Supply

Synergy, in its mission to help the independent dental practitioner, is hosting its first annual continuing education event. Dr. Ed Swift is the featured speaker.  The topic: Update on Adhesive and Restorative Dentistry.   The event is on Jan. 19, 2o18 in Charlotte, NC.  For more information about how to register, click here or email cbecker@thesynergydentalpartners.com. About Dr. Swift Dr. Ed Swift received his DMD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in Operative Dentistry from the University of Iowa. He is currently a professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry and the Associate Dean for Education and Chief Academic Officer at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Swift is a member of various professional organizations and is a fellow of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the Academy of Dental Materials. He also has served on the Dentsply Corporate Education Advisory Board and the 3M Scientific Dentistry Board. Dr. Swift serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, Operative Dentistry, and American Journal of Dentistry and has published over 200 journal articles and is a co-editor of a leading dental textbook, Sturdevant’s Art and Science of Operative Dentistry. A special thanks to our sponsors: 3M Oral Care, Darby Dental Supply, Komet USA, Kettenbach, Cornerstone and...

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Dean Smith and Dentistry

Posted by on September 14, 2017 in Dental Supply

What do Dean Smith and Dentists have in common? Dr. Shah-Khan explored that topic in the September 2017 digital issue of Dental Economics. Click here to read...

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The Passionate Dentist

Posted by on June 8, 2017 in Dental Supply

Dr. B. from The Passionate Dentist really hit the nail on the head when he said that we’re out there to really help the dentist. Because we are! We started Synergy back in 2010 on the concept of leveraging the purchasing power of independent dental practices to negotiate discounts on supplies and products needed in the dental field. Synergy has used this purchasing power to negotiate contracts with suppliers throughout the dental industry. You can hear more in Episode 100 of The Passionate Dentist as Drs. Shah-Khan and Richard Offutt share their stories and tell Dr. B their goals as the founders of Synergy. Click here to...

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Welcome, VivioSites

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Dental Supply

There are many things that independent dental practices can do to control their own destiny, and in an era when dentistry is undergoing significant changes, the combination of technology and economics has led to the “new normal.” As independent practitioners, we not only need to know about oral health, but we also need to be know how to be good at patient acquisition and marketing our businesses.  Or, we need someone who can do it for us!  For this reason and others, we are very excited to introduce VivioSites as one of our dental partners.  VivioSites has a deep knowledge of mobile-friendly website design, search engine optimization (SEO), and social media management and their marketing experts have helped countless dentists across the country build bigger, stronger, more profitable dental practices. Of course, Synergy members will receive significant discounts when they use VivioSites; for more information, click here....

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Why are private equity and venture capital groups interested in dental practices?

Posted by on January 3, 2017 in Dental Supply

Dentistry is a field that has experienced evolutionary, not revolutionary, growth.  During a 2014 cerecdoctors.com symposium, one speaker stated that 20% of the changes in dentistry occurred prior to 2005, and 80% of the changes have occurred since then.  A great explanation for this is the increase in research and development and technology in dentistry.  On on e hand, we have seen revolutionary changes in dentistry delivery and clinical resources, and on the other, we are starting to see rapid changes in its organizational structure and business operations. Read...

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Introducing Synergy Preferred Brands

Posted by on December 1, 2016 in Dental Supply

We’re pleased to introduce you to Synergy Preferred Brands, a new program which will help you save even more than you already do when ordering from Darby as a Synergy member. Synergy has  negotiated directly with leading manufacturers to provide unbeatable pricing on premium quality dental supplies. In addition to the already low prices on over 40,000 items distributed through Darby Dental Supply, Synergy Preferred Brands provides our members additional discounts of up to 39% on products provided by 3M, Septodont, Microflex, Medicom, Sultan Healthcare and Crosstex. Synergy Preferred Brands is a game changer for independent dental practitioners. Never before have dental practices seen this type of pricing from manufacturers as prominent as 3M, Septodont and Microflex for independent practices. Give us a call to learn...

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Welcome, Oral Arts Dental Laboratories

Posted by on November 28, 2016 in Dental Supply

Great news! Your Synergy membership is now better than ever with the introduction of our new lab partner today – Oral Arts Dental Laboratories! Check out what Oral Arts has to offer: Family owned and operated full-service laboratory 15% OFF retail pricing for Synergy members All devices made in the USA 5 day on-lab turnaround on the majority of products 7 year warranty on crown and bridge FREE shipping both ways Click here to learn...

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Welcome, Apex Reimbursement Specialists

Posted by on November 14, 2016 in Dental Supply

We’re excited to launch our new partnership this week with Apex Reimbursement Specialists.  Apex is a PPO Portfolio & Revenue Management firm handling negotiation, credentialing, UCR Fee Analysis, and Coding services to dental groups and practices. Apex’s mission is to manage processes and increase your bottom line, thereby enabling its clients to focus on their practice and provide quality driven healthcare. Synergy members will receive an exclusive discount of up to 20%. Click here to get...

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