Endorsed Products & Services

We know the importance of working with trusted vendors; that’s why the MDA has endorsed insurance programs, financial services and office support options for our members. Every company we endorse supports the mission of the MDA, has been peer reviewed and found to truly meet dentists’ needs. Each upholds the highest standards of business practice.

MEMBERS BENEFIT

In addition to helpful recommendations, many of these endorsements entitle MDA members to premium discounts. Members who participate in these programs contribute to the Association’s non-dues revenue, which helps supplement the cost of annual membership. If you are not a member, sign up today to access special values.

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Insurance

Dyste Williams (Insurance)

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Dyste WilliamsThe MDA endorses Dyste Williams, a Minnesota insurance agency, to serve the insurance needs of our members. As an independent agency, Dyste Williams has access to a wide range of insurance products from highly rated companies, and offers choices in coverage and cost that will meet your needs and respect your budget.

Comprehensive Insurance for Dentists and Dental Practices
Dyste Williams offers superior coverage choices for business insurance, employee benefits, and personal insurance from highly rated carriers like Hanover, Hartford, West Bend, Travelers, Chubb and many others. Limits can often be customized for the unique needs of a practice or individual to achieve the optimum balance of coverage and cost.

Professional Liability Insurance
Dyste Williams represents Fortress, a national insurance company founded by dentists that has been insuring dentists and dental specialties for over 20 years. Fortress only insures dentists, so premiums are not inflated by the risks incurred by other medical specialties. Pricing is competitive and valuable features include consent to settle, free tail coverage, aggressive defense to protect your reputation, and comprehensive risk management education.

Business Owners Policy and Additional Essential Coverages
A business insurance package is an affordable way to obtain property and liability insurance together. Dyste Williams has a special package designed for dental practices that can be tailored to your unique needs. Depending on the size and nature of your practice, you may also need additional insurance coverage such as an umbrella liability policy, business auto, cyber liability and data breach, employment practices or fiduciary liability.

Workers Compensation
We offer an affordable and innovative workers comp policy for dental practices that integrates early intervention, advanced claim and medical technology, and a return-to-work strategy.

Employee Benefits: Life & Health
Dyste Williams can present many options for the protection and well-being of your practice employees.

Health and other Personal Insurance Coverage
Dentists need high quality personal insurance coverage to protect substantial assets and future success. Dyste Williams provides individuals and families with the most comprehensive insurance coverage available, at competitive prices.

Call 952-593-5025 to speak with a Dyste Williams insurance advisor, and please mention that you are an MDA member. You can also visit them online at www.dystewilliams.com/dentists.

AAA (Roadside Assistance)

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MDA members are eligible to receive discounts on AAA membership. The enrollment fee is waived for new members and a 20% discount is offered. Renewals will receive a 5% discount. AAA offers many member benefits and discounts. You can easily save more than the cost of your membership – year after year.  Due to local service fees, discounts may not be available to residents of Hennepin County. To receive your discount, contact our AAA representative, Scott Dieter, at 507-258-6366 or dsdieter@mn-ia.aaa.com. 

Financial Services

US Bank (Credit Cards)

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US Bank

The ADA® Preferred Rewards Visa® Card is the card MDA member dentists count on for great benefits and valuable rewards

  • Earn 20,000 Bonus Points after you spend $5,000 on the card in 90 days1
  • Only 25,000 points equals up to a $450 ticket
  • No Annual Fee!
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees!
  • Points add up fast – earn 2 points per net $1 spent on all eligible MDA purchases and one point per $1 spent on eligible net purchases everywhere else Visa cards are accepted
  • Earn an additional 20,000 Bonus Points after $125,000 annual net spend2
  • No travel blackout dates on more than 150 airlines
  • Visa Signature Travel Benefits including Travel Accident Insurance & Auto Rental Insurance3

To apply, call 888-327-2265 ext. 36991 or visit adavisa.com/36991  

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Accounts must be open and in good standing to earn and redeem rewards and benefits. Upon approval, please refer to your Cardmember Agreement for additional information. Net purchases are purchases minus credits and returns. Not all transactions are eligible to earn rewards, such as Advances, Balance Transfers, and Convenience Checks. Upon approval, please refer to your Cardmember Agreement for additional information. Rewards points expire five (5) years from the end of the calendar month during which they were earned.

1To earn first use bonus, eligible net purchases must be made within 90 days of account open date. Bonus will be credited to your account 6-8 weeks after the end of the promotion period.

2The $125,000 spend must be on eligible net purchases, and is per calendar year. For the year 2017, the spend bonus will start effective 7/1/2017 and end 12/31/2017. Subsequent years, the annual spend bonus eligibility timeframe is January 1 through December 31. Bonus will be credited to your account 6-8 weeks after the end of the promotion period. This offer may not apply if your credit card has changed to a different type of card within the last 12 weeks or changes before spend bonus is applied.

3Certain limitations and restrictions may apply. Refer to your Visa “Guide to Benefits” terms for details.

The creditor and issuer of the ADA® Visa Signature® Card is U.S. Bank National Association, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. ©2017 U.S. Bank

Wells Fargo (Practice Finance)

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Take your practice to the next level with financing and support from Wells Fargo

From opening your first practice to expanding or transitioning your business, Wells Fargo Practice Finance can help you pave the way for your long-term professional and financial success. Working through each career milestone with practical planning resources, financial services geared toward dental professionals, and experienced practice support, you can learn how to balance responsibilities as both practitioner and business owner. And with more than 30 years of experience working exclusively in healthcare, you can rely on their understanding of the complexities and challenges of business ownership.When you’re ready to buy, start, expand, update, or transition your practice, Wells Fargo is ready to help.

Additional resources provided by Wells Fargo:

Acquiring a Practice Workbook
Growing your Practice
Preparing for Ownership Workbook
Starting a Practice Workbook
Transitioning Your Practice
Dental Flyer Overview
Practice Management Group Flyer

practicefinance.wellsfargo.com
Toll Free: 888-393-0863 

All financing is subject to credit approval. Commercial real estate financing is provided by Wells Fargo SBA Lending and is subject to credit approval and SBA eligibility rules.

Wells Fargo Practice Finance is a division of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Best Card (Credit Card Processing)

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Best Card

PRACTICES SAVE AN AVERAGE OF $2,466 (23%) ANNUALLY.

Accepting credit cards is a necessary cost of doing business, but this cost can be one of the hardest to figure out. The MDA has worked with Best Card since 2014 to help dentists understand the pricing and provide relief from the fees associated with processing credit cards.

Best Card is endorsed by more than 25 dental/medical associations and offers thousands of dentists great personalized customer service as well as extremely competitive rates. The average dental practice is saving $2,466 per year with Best Card, a 23% savings! You will receive a $5 Amazon Card just for allowing them to perform a detailed, no-obligation cost comparison.

With Best Card, you’ll get:

  • Consistent, low rates and no hidden fees. Best Card has had only two rate increases in 10+ years.
  • EMV chip & contactless terminals with one- to two-year warranty starting at $169 (with MDA-member $100 discount on EMV equipment).
  • Online systems available – enabling you to attach card readers at your office computers, accept online payments via a “Make a Payment” link on your website, set up recurring payments, and optionally, AUTOMATICALLY POST payments into the most popular dental software programs!
  • $0 setup fees for terminals and low setup fees for online systems.
  • Next-day funding if your batch is closed by 5 p.m. Central. One deposit and one statement for all cards accepted (MasterCard, Visa, Discover & American Express).
  • Unbeatable customer service.

Fax your recent statement to 866-717-7247, email to CompareRates@BestCardTeam.com, or call Best Card at 877-739-3952 to learn more. You can also visit them at www.bestcardteam.com.

CareCredit (Patient Financing)

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When patients have an out-of-pocket cost for their dental needs, having special financing available through the CareCredit healthcare credit card may help more accept recommended care.

To help make great financial conversations easier, CareCredit provides free training and resources, many developed in conjunction with leading dental educators, including:

  • Insights, ideas and proven strategies that help solve key practice issues such as failed appointments, overhead and attracting new patients.
  • FREE Script Kit:  Let’s Talk – Tips for Great Patient Financial Conversations.
  • And more!

Ready to enroll?  Call 800-800-5759 or visit carecredit.com/dental.

Already accept CareCredit?  Get connected to free resources by calling your Practice Development Team at 800-859-9975, option 1, then 6.

TASC (Flex Spending Accounts)

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As healthcare costs continue to skyrocket and benefit administration becomes increasingly complex, dental practices are looking for help managing their employee benefit programs. To better serve you and bring increased value to your membership, the Minnesota Dental Association has partnered with Total Administrative Service Corporation (TASC) to deliver exceptional healthcare and tax savings opportunities.

TASC is a nationally recognized company and the largest privately held third-party benefits administrator. The company recently celebrated 40 years in business and is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. TASC has a strong regional presence and offers solutions for dental practices and other small business owners who are trying to interpret the changes that the Affordable Care Act and Healthcare Reform legislation continues to bring.

Not only does TASC offer HSA and FSA accounts, but they also offer a Small Business HRA (QSEHRA) which enables dental practices and other employers with fewer than 50 employees to reimburse their employees for individual health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Learn more about QSEHRA plans or visit www.tasconline.com, e-mail microbusiness@tasconline.com or call TASC at 888-595-2261, ext. 17732. Be sure to mention the discount code: MNDA.

Transworld Systems, Inc. (Cash Flow Management)

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Since 1970, Transworld Systems, Inc.  (TSI) has been providing tools to businesses to improve their cash flow. Our clients include  dental practices, small businesses, banks, hospitals, retailers, universities, cities, manufacturers – virtually any organization that accepts checks, bills out  or extends credit.

Transworld’s industry-leading solutions, Accelerator and Profit Recovery Collection service, offer clients a quick, easy and affordable way to manage their accounts receivable (A/R) and past-due accounts (Collections)   Average $12 flat fee per account.  Proven Guarantee. 100% of all money comes to you.

Transworld Systems is the leader in Dental A/R.   The MDA and many of your sister state dental associations have enjoyed discounted pricing , increased revenue and control.

Contact: Jodi Nielsen at 651-210-1921. You can also email jodi.nielsen@transworldsystems.com  online.

Office Support

EDS (Electronic Claims & EOB)

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EDSEDS is one of the largest clearinghouses for dental claims and a leader in providing dental EDI solutions for Dental providers. We focus on bringing together Payers, Providers and Vendors to promote EDI transactions. Thousands of Dentists have chosen EDS as their electronic dental claims vendor of choice.

EDS offers a wide variety of solutions: Electronic Claims Processing, Real Time Eligibility/Benefit Verification, Real-time Claim Status Verification, Electronic EOB’s, Automated EOB Payment Posting, Statement Processing (mail and or email), Online Payment Portal for your Patients and Dental Insurance Aging Integration.

All members will receive a reduced rate of only $.25 per claim and 6 months FREE claims processing service using the promotional code.

Get Promotional Code

Contact: www.edsedi.com or 800-482-3518.

Irish Oxygen Company (Medical Gasses)

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Irish Oxygen Company is a Minnesota based company committed to providing a cost-effective option for Oxygen, Nitrous Oxide and other gases critical to your operation, as well as ensuring the health and safety of your dental team.  Irish Oxygen provides product training for dental teams to help create a safe work environment and patient well-being.

MDA members receive a 35% discount off list price for medical gasses.  In addition, dental team safety training and equipment compliance inspections are provided at no cost.  Irish Oxygen Company’s goal is to provide you with great service and a quality product.

For more information, check out their website at irishoxygencompany.com or contact them at 651-756-8399.

LB Medwaste Services (Bio-Hazard Waste Disposal Services)

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LB MedwasteLB Medwaste Services Inc. is the MDA’s endorsed provider of bio-hazard waste disposal services. LB Medwaste specializes in regulated medical waste removal and processing and confidential document destruction. LB Medwaste offers flexible pick-up schedules, online OSHA training and custom sized containers all with competitive pricing. If you are unhappy with your current provider, or think you are paying too much contact LB Medwaste to see if this member benefit can serve you better. You can find LB Medwaste online at lbmedwaste.com or via phone at 888-526-3392.

Officite (Web Presence Solutions)

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Officite, the leading web presence provider in the dental industry, is now an officially endorsed provider of websites and internet marketing for MDA members. This new relationship is designed to help our members attain new levels of online success by providing specially discounted access to full-spectrum online marketing platforms that perform beyond the level of a traditional website.

Officite’s packages can be specially tailored to fit your practice’s unique needs. Best of all, MDA members receive up to 40% off on select packages and first-time customers receive a credit good for one month of free service (up to $195 in value).

Web Presence Packages, such as the best-selling Premium Boost, can include:

  • Beautiful customizable websites
  • Expertly targeted Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Premium patient education resources
  • Online reputation monitoring
  • Social media and blogging for referral generation
  • Mobile and responsive design options

Visit www.Officite.com/dental or call the MDA-member hotline at 855-424-5089 to learn more.

The Online Practice
The Online Practice provides websites that require no contract and no setup fees, with a range of options available. Every package comes with a free mobile site, and MDA members can receive a first-time customer credit good for 1 month of free service (max value $69.95).

Visit www.TheOnlinePractice.com, or call their Website Consultants at 888-932-5560.

Opera DDS (Secure HIPPAA Compliant Forms & Email)

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OperaDDS
Combine all of your communication platforms in one easy to use dashboard through OperaDDS.  Easier communication means less stress, happier patients, more production and less overhead on costly single service solutions.  Set yourself apart as a technology leader by providing digital Forms, staff Chat, patient Recall, Secure Email and Case collaboration all in one login.

Forms:  HIPAA compliant digital forms provide true paperless solutions for your intake, consent and custom forms that your office utilizes.  Add forms to your website, Ipads, Android Tablets, Recall Messages or even send through SMS without needing a patient login while remaining compliant.

Chat:  Communicate with your staff with the click of a button on any device (computers, smart watches, Ipads, tablets, cell phones). Custom handoff checklists differentiate you and provide a better patient experience. New dentists are guaranteed to increase production with a 3 month money back guarantee.

Recall:  Keep in touch with your patients through automated and custom text, email and optional postcards.  Directly 2 way text and Mass text patients to make sure your hygiene schedule is always full.  Send consent forms to sign directly to anyone’s cell phone.

Secure Email:  Let’s face it, being HIPAA compliant is a pain. OperaDDS not only allows you to send messages securely but also provides piece of mind knowing mistakes may be remedied by retracting emails at any time.  Not excited about supporting those pesky logins?  OperaDDS support takes care of the burden for you by providing support to your collaborating offices at no charge.

Cases:  Chasing your specialists and colleagues by phone is a thing of the past.   OperaDDS Case Collaboration sends, tracks and update cases in real time. Seamlessly care for your patients whether by simply adding comments or even CBCT images to a Case to easily notify everyone who is involved in the patient’s care.

Each of these services are discounted for MDA members by using a special member code.

You can visit OperaDDS online at www.operadds.com, by calling them directly at 1-800-399-9171, by email at care@operadds.com, or you can schedule a demo through their online calendar

Zoll (AEDs)

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Member Discount on AEDs
Is your office prepared for sudden cardiac arrest? MDA members can conveniently purchase either the semiautomatic or the fully automatic ZOLL®AED Plus® package for only $1,445 – a 30% discount off the retail price. Visit www.zoll.com/mndental to order yours today.

ADA TV (Waiting Room Technology)

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ADA TV LogoADA TV is a user-friendly, high-tech entertainment and marketing system for waiting rooms that empowers a dental practice to customize and stream content that will educate, entertain, and promote your services to patients on the TV located in your reception area.

A small Chromebit computer stick plugs into any flat screen TV HDMI port and connects to your WIFI network. ADA TV is configured to store, stream and receive broadcast presentations configured for your practice.

  • Educate patients by streaming popular ADA Toothflix 2.0 patient education videos (English and Spanish) and other tutorials
  • Promote your practice with digital marketing signage and information about elective procedures
  • Entertain with localized news, weather, sports and entertainment clips from YouTube
  • Customize the system with your own videos and promotions
  • Includes real time news-feed tickers

Member Value:
MDA Members save over $900 in setup and subscription fees.

Contact:
888-993-5664
www.pbhs.com/ada-tv

Cyracom (Interpretation Services)

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Be compliant with the Section 1557 regulation

CyraCom provides phone and video interpretation, enabling dentists to communicate with their non-English-speaking patients in seconds. CyraCom services are fully compliant with Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.

CyraCom supports hundreds of languages, including ASL. Interpreters in CyraCom’s large-scale US contact centers complete a 120-hour certification course and specialize in healthcare interpreting.

CyraCom provides dental offices:

  • Easy online sign-up with no startup costs or minimum fees
  • Compliance with Section 1557 language service requirements
  • Access to certified interpreters in hundreds of languages through phones, laptops, or even an interpretation app

MDA members receive preferred pricing off of interpretation services. There’s also no minimums and no set-up fees!

Questions: 844-737-0781

Sign Up: http://www.cyracom.com/ada

The Digital Dental Record (Digital & Paper Patient Charts & Online Backup)

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Increase efficiency, productivity and security with electronic patient charts.

For years, The Dental Record has led the way in paper record keeping. And they still do. But did you know that The Dental Record is also on the forefront of digital record keeping—thanks to a single-click program that puts all of the patient’s electronic forms on a single screen. Customize electronic patient forms and save scanning paper by having patients sign digitally. And for a small fee, everything can be digitally backed up to the cloud every 24 hours, so you’ll never need to be concerned about lost data. Contact: dentalrecord.com or 800-243-4675.

InTouch Practice Communications (Message On Hold)

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Turn on-hold time into patient education time.

A personalized on-hold message not only promotes your practice, it also builds good will and appreciation among the patients who benefit from your messages. And InTouch Practice Communications makes it so easy. Our skilled writers understand the needs of dental practices like yours and will craft a custom demo just for you at no charge.

Save $300 on an InTouch System—an exclusive price for ADA Members only. Purchase the Flex Plan and benefit from unlimited message and music changes!

Contact: intouchdental.com or 877-493-9003.

Lands' End Business (Apparel for Staff)

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Why Lands’ End Business? They help companies create uniform programs that work. They offer more than just comfortable, professional logo’d clothing; They’ll provide an entire uniform program experience, including:

  • 100,000+ branding options – from logo’d apparel to branded promotional products
  • In-house, on-demand embroidery application
  • They fit every body from size XXS to 5XL
  • Ten Colors You Can Count On
  • No upfront inventory investment
  • Custom online storefront
  • Complete program management

What really sets them apart is their commitment to quality and service. Everything they sell is well-made, built to stand up to frequent laundering, and designed to keep you and your staff comfortable and looking great all day long.

Better still, it’s all Guaranteed. Period.® Which means you can return any item at any time for any reason – even after they add your logo!

As an added bonus, all MDA members receive 10% off every order.

Order online at ada.landsend.com or call 1-800-990-5407 to speak to one of their dedicated Customer Care Consultants.

Lenovo (Computers & Technology)

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Lenovo LogoMembers of the MDA are eligible to save up to 30% off the everyday public web price of the entire line of Lenovo products, including laptops, tablets, desktops, accessories and more. Members also receive free ground shipping on all web orders and can take advantage of monthly limited-time special offers. Experience the Lenovo difference! For more information and easy ordering, call 1-800-426-7235, ext. 4886 or visit www3.lenovo.com/us/en/ada.

SurePayroll (Payroll)

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SurePayroll

SurePayroll is a provider of easy online payroll services to dental practices nationwide. Whether your practice has 1, 10 or 100 employees, SurePayroll delivers peace of mind by combining innovative, industry-leading technology and personalized support from an award-winning, U.S.-based customer care team.  Members receive exclusive pricing up to 50% less than traditional payroll services.  SurePayroll is a wholly owned subsidiary of Paychex. For more information, please visit www.SurePayroll.com/ada.

UPS (Shipping)

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Make the most out of your MDA membership and take advantage of competitive rates available on shipping services with UPS®, including 50% off select services for up to four weeks after you enroll.* Whether you need your documents or lab work to arrive the next day or are looking for the most affordable shipping option, UPS understands the importance of reliability speed, and cost. See how UPS discounts can help your bottom line:

  • Up to 36%* on UPS Air letters including UPS Next Day Air®
  • Up to 32%* on UPS Air packages (1 lb.+)
  • Up to 34%* on UPS International imports and exports
  • Up to 24%* on UPS Ground shipments
  • Savings begin at 75%* on UPS Freight® shipments over 150 lbs.
  • 50%* on UPS Next Day Air®, UPS Next Day Air Saver®, UPS Worldwide Express® export, UPS Worldwide Saver® export, and UPS Worldwide Expedited® export shipments for up to four weeks after you enroll.*

You can receive these discounts even if you already have a UPS account. Remember, the more you ship, the more you can save with UPS. To enroll and start saving, visit savewithups.com/ada or call

1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST.

*See savewithups.com/ada for specific services and discounts. Click here for details on Introductory Program discounts.

Personal Services & Discounts

AHI Travel (Tours & Cruises)

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AHI Travel provides members access to guided ocean, river, and land-based tours designed to immerse travelers in the history and culture of people and places across the globe.

• Most trips are 7-14 days
• On-site tour directors lead small groups (no more than 36 guests on most programs)
• Each trip includes a dental-focused in-country reception

A single point of contact at AHI will help members book airfare, plan pre-or-post trip extensions, and be available to answer all questions. Early booking discounts of $250 are available on select trips.

844-205-1171
ada.ahitravel.com

Mercedes-Benz (Luxury Vehicles)

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ADA Members save up to $5,500 on a new Mercedes-Benz

Choose from over 70 models for purchase or lease. Whatever your heart and driving style desire, now you can make it yours—at significant savings—thanks to this fabulous ADA Member incentive.

ada.org/mercedes

8666287232

Whirlpool (Appliances)

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Save on trusted household brands from Whirlpool Corporation for Your Home or Practice

As an ADA and Minnesota state dental society member, you have an opportunity to receive substantial savings along with special promotions using the Inside Pass Program from Whirlpool® Corporation. You can choose from hundreds of popular consumer products for your home from recognized brands such as KitchenAid®, Maytag®, Amana®, Whirlpool® and Gladiator® GarageWorks.

With this program you’ll enjoy the following benefits:

  • Everyday savings and exclusive member deals
  • The largest selection of trusted household brands
  • A dedicated customer care team
  • In-home delivery and professional installation

You, your immediate family members and your staff can purchase up to 12 products every year.* Save on appliances, accessories and other products, all from the most popular brand names in the appliance industry.

Contact: www.whirlpoolinsidepass.com or 866-808-9274. A group code reference is required for access.

Get Group Code

Testimonials

We are excited to work with MDA endorsed vendors; BestCard and Dyste Williams. Having the support from the MDA saved me both time and money when I was working on starting up my business.

-Sarah Magnuson, D.D.S.

We love the Accelerator and Profit Recovery (from Transworld)… all for a Flat Fee. All of our money comes back to us. We started receiving money in the very first week, just like you said we would. We like the control, especially when being in a smaller town. Patient relationships are important.

-Palmquist Dental