Endorsed Partners

IDS Independent Dental Solutions

Independent Dental Solutions (IDS) and the Louisville Dental Society (LDS) are proud to announce their new partnership, and are excited to work together to offer comprehensive support for independent dental practices throughout Louisville and the surrounding communities.

The LDS strives to help build connections – connecting Louisville's dentists to the community and to one another. This includes community service events including free dental clinic day and free dental screenings throughout the year and the Smile Kentucky! Program, which provides free treatment to elementary children without dental benefits as well as free dental screenings and education at various elementary schools in nearby counties. The LDS also serve as a valuable resource and trusted partner for its members, helping dentists stay informed on the latest industry news, provides access to continuing education programs and other exclusive benefits to help support 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 evolve and offer even more services and support to best meet the needs of their members and the industry. As cost reduction efforts continue to be top-of-mind for most practices, the LDS 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. In fact, IDS's primary distribution partner, Midway Dental recently opened a brand-new, state-of-the-art distribution center right here in Louisville and is ready to serve all the needs of LDS members.

Leaders from the LDS and IDS are excited to launch this new partnership and continue to provide comprehensive support for Louisville-area dental practices together.

A Message from Dr. Michael Barnett, 2021-2022 President of the Louisville Dental Society:

"LDS members deserve supply options that are efficient, reliable, and competitively priced. IDS comes to us with a strong track record of collaboration and endorsement from many state and local associations such as Indiana Dental Association and Illinois Dental Society. We are proud to be partnered with a company that boasts double-digit savings of up to 30% on dental supplies. Their distributor, Midway Dental, has a brand-new regional distribution center right here in Jefferson County."

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

"Welcome LDS 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 LDS is led by a team of passionate, supportive men and women who are committed to the advancement of independent dentistry in Louisville and beyond.

We are honored to form this partnership and to work together to bring additional value to all LDS 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 Louisville dental practices won't just survive, they'll have access to the tools they need to truly thrive as well.

To join IDS (membership is free), please visit: https://independent-ds.com/join

For questions about IDS membership and services, please contact jherbert@indi-dent.org