GPO & Dental Resources

Running an independent dental practice is about more than caring for patients and managing costs.

It requires staying attuned to industry trends and making strategic operational and marketing decisions critical for the longterm success of your practice. To help you navigate these challenges and effectively run your practice, we are always providing new resources on a spectrum of topics. Our mission is to help you power your practice.

Running an Independent Practice

Increasing Purchasing Power For Your Practice: Understanding The Dental Distribution Business
December 03, 2014

By Mustafa Shah-Khan, DDS To be a successful CFO of your practice, it’s imperative to understand how the prices you are paying for supplies are…

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Synergy CEO Published in DentistryIQ
September 11, 2014

Synergy’s co-founder and CEO Dr. Mustafa Shah-Khan was recently published in DentistryIQ. His article, which is about understanding the financial side of dentistry, will also…

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How to Make Starting a Dental Practice Affordable
September 08, 2014

By Mustafa Shah Khan, DDS We all understand that dentists are health-care practitioners. Dentists are experts in oral health, and we deliver care to patients…

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Synergy Dental Partners Makes Cents for Your Practice
October 03, 2013

Offering Simple Solutions to Reducing Practice Overhead without Compromising Quality Dental practitioners have long tried to find ways to save money on the supplies they…

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How to Improve Your Dental Practice Cost Structure
February 15, 2013

Dentistry is a fragmented industry, but it does not have to be that way moving forward. In 2010, Synergy Dental Partners examined supply costs among…

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Increase your Profitability in 2013
February 02, 2013

Grow Your Practice’s Profits in 2013 2012 is behind us and the new year is here. As we look to 2013 the question facing most…

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Industry Insights

What was your vision of dentistry as a dental student?
July 26, 2018

The following Op-Ed first appeared in the July 2018 issue of Dental Economics. Mustafa Shah-Khan, DDS In 2002, I graduated from the University of North Carolina…

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Recent Conversations Around the FTC Complaint Against Benco, Henry Schein and Patterson
February 19, 2018

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…

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Why are Private Equity and Venture Capital Groups Interested in Dental Practices?
January 03, 2017

Featured in Dental Economics, December 2016 Dentistry is a field that has experienced evolutionary, not revolutionary, growth. During a 2014 symposium, one speaker stated that…

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Product Spotlight

Are Titleist Pro VI golf balls really that good? Pro VI golf balls and Komet diamonds
August 16, 2022

By: Mustafa Shah-Khan, DDS   People ask me all the time – “Why do you spend $7 per ball for Pro VI’s?” My response has…

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Interview with HR Partner Bent Ericksen & Associates and Synergy Dental Partners
July 19, 2022

Dr. Mustafa Shah Khan and Dr. Richard Offutt started Synergy Dental Partners 12 years ago. The subject today is HR and their guest is Ms….

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Komet Konnect Innovation in Endodontics
August 01, 2020

KOMET USA has launched an Endodontic product line that we wanted to announce. From Procodiles to SkyTapers to EndoGuards, Komet has you covered. Read more…

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Marketing Tips

A Painless Guide to Dental Facebook Marketing
October 09, 2018

A special thanks to our partner VivioSites for writing this fantastic blog post for us. Read on to learn more. A Painless Guide to Dental…

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Read what our members have to say about Synergy in our Dental Product Shopper Evaluation

“These are the same brand name dental supplies at a discounted price.”

Thomas Farley,
DMD, Charlotte, NC

“I can order from one vendor with confidence that the products are at a good price point.”

Gregory Camp,
DDS, Mansfield, TX

“Synergy allowed me to leverage the power of group buying, saving money and lower overhead.”

Levy Do,
DDS, Charlotte, NC