It is estimated that CODE members spend £125 on dental materials per dental chair per week. With 2500 practices and an average of 2.5 chairs means that our members spend about £40m per year. This is spread across a number of suppliers on products by a range of manufacturers and currently about 60% through the Dental Directory.
If members are prepared to buy from preferred manufacturers through our preferred dealer CODE will be able to negotiate exceptional deals for members, giving individual practices the buying power of the large corporate chains, which will result in low prices, exclusive promotions and cash rebates.
Cost of branded products
Dental products continue to increase in cost due to the fall in sterling against the Euro and other currencies, and also due to regular price increases by the main manufacturers. This has a direct impact on the profit of practices, that’s why CODE is so keen to bring down prices.
Getting the best deal
Once we have negotiated with the main dental companies, we will enter into negotiations for utilities, insurance, maintenance and even advertising.
The initial benefits that CODE Buying Group members will receive are:
Maximum discount from Dental Directory – currently 16.5%
An annual cash rebate depending upon spend, the initial target is £1,000 per 2.5 chair practice
Special ‘two for one’ and other promotions on products
Special prices on many products
5 ‘net price’ products per practice, which means you can choose any 5 products and you will be able to buy them for a discount of about 25%
Free an d subsidised CPD
How it works
Firstly join the CODE Buying Group using the links at the top of this page
If required the Dental Directory representative will help you to set budgets per chair or practice
Members will be kept informed by email on the process of negotiations and the savings they will make
Product prices to members will fall and rebates will be sent to those who have signed up quarterly each year