In our latest episode of the GrowOrtho podcast, we sit down with Melanie Deziel, the Co-Founder and VP at GroupUps. We discuss how to get the best prices on supplies and services for your orthodontic and dental practice, the cost, and the onboarding process for GoupUps. Here are some key takeaways from our conversation with Melanie.


What is GroupUps?⁠

⁠GroupUps is a group purchasing organization (GPO) that helps independent orthodontists and dental practices get the best prices on supplies and services. By pooling together their members’ purchasing power, GroupUps can negotiate discounts with suppliers that individual practices could not get on their own. These savings are then passed on to member practices in the form of lower prices. In addition to getting better prices, GroupUps also offers members access to exclusive programs, products, and services that they would not be able to get otherwise.⁠

What are some of the benefits of being a member of GroupUps?⁠

⁠A number of benefits come with being a member of GroupUps. In addition to getting better prices on supplies and services, members also get access to exclusive programs, products, and services for numerous companies that partner with GroupUps.

How does the onboarding process work?⁠

The onboarding process is simple and straightforward. Once you’ve decided that you want to join GroupUp’s community of independent orthodontists and dental practices, you’ll fill out a short application form on their website. Once your application has been reviewed and approved, you’ll be asked to pay your membership fee and sign up for an account on their website. After that, you’re ready to start taking advantage of all that GroupUp has to offer!


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