Pigs can’t fly
But dentists can
So can your profits



The genesis of Dental Innovations came from independent research conducted by Merv Saultry in the 1990s. He’d been asked by a group of dentists to research commercial practises for the industry, and what he found was shocking. Dentists paid vastly different prices for the same products, and it was clear that smaller independent dental practices paid too much for dental supplies.
Independent dental practices needed access to lower, fairer prices. But they couldn’t achieve this on their own. They needed a way to organise themselves to achieve group buying power, and have a single point of contact with suppliers to negotiate the best rates. The Dental Innovations Network was launched in 1997, and today 550 practice owners save money every day through exclusive discount pricing. They also discover ways to run a better, more profitable dental practice, benefiting from new ideas and best practises shared within the Dental Innovations Network. With the Dental Innovations Network, you and your team can focus on what matters most – your patients and your profession. To this today, we continue to operate as a family business, built on the values of openness, honesty and integrity. Today, 550 Practice owners continue to save money with exclusive discount pricing! With 50 specialised business services and member networking, the Dental Innovations Network assists you to systemise your practice and increase your bottom line profitability. With the Dental Innovations Network, you and your team can focus on what matters most – your patients and your profession. We are a family business established in 1997

Paul Steele - Business Development Manager

Paul has been in the Dental Industry for over thirty years with his electrical background he found a niche in selling and installing Kavo Dental Equipment back in the eighties. With this equipment role came surgery design and function, an important part of the dental practice. Paul worked closely with the dentist to generate the flow of the practice. The nineties saw a move to Australia and management roles, setting up the retail operation of Gunz Dental Supply and then onto working with Ivoclar as the New South Wales State Manager.
One of the keys to Paul’s success is being able to work closely with the dentist, to understand their business requirements and create a business that is positive and successful. In the early 2000s Paul returned to New Zealand working as the manager of Ebos Dental and then the Regional Manager of Dentsply. From installing dental equipment to managing multimillion dollar international companies is all about one thing, looking after the dentist, understanding their requirements, listening and providing a positive outcome. Paul has a 6.1m boat called Tickety Boo 2 and weather permitting you will find him out with family and friends in the Gulf fishing every weekend.

Tim Saultry – Director

Tim joined Dental Innovations in 1999 and has extensive knowledge about the dental industry and the challenges independent dental practices face. He brings firsthand insights obtained by operating a dental practice, enabling him to better understand the challenges Dental Innovations members face. He witnessed and experienced the time and profitability challenges independent dental practices face, which has influenced the different services Dental Innovations offers.
Tim holds an MBA, B.Ec and a Graduate Diploma in Marketing. He also possesses competency in IT, which has enabled him to explore the best software offerings to offer Dental Innovations members. Outside of work he’s an active member of his local volunteer fire brigade, follows AFL, cricket and loves to travel (India is a favourite destination). He also keeps active with cycling and scuba diving on the weekends.

Berris Saultry – Director

Berris joined Dental Innovations in 2000 and has also developed a deep understanding of the challenges independent dentists face and the dental industry in Australia. His focus is on recruiting new members to Dental Innovations, servicing existing members and facilitating the National Network in QLD, NSW and the ACT.
Berris graduated from Flinders University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies and Political Science.

Dr Khadija Awan – Business Development Manager

Khadija is an International dental graduate and attained her Masters in Public health with a special interest in oral health promotion and went on to further complete her Masters of Health & Human Services Management (MHHS) from Deakin University Melbourne in 2007. Coming from a business family background, Khadija always had a special interest in the business side of the dental profession even as an undergraduate dental student.
Khadija has worked in dental clinics in both Melbourne and in Sydney as well as at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. Khadija joined DI in 2010 and comes with overseas clinical experience and 11-years dental industry work experience within Australia. Members benefit daily from Khadija’s extensive product knowledge – academic and practical understanding. She is involved with member services specially with the online ordering portal and working with stock analysis reports to name a few. Outside work, Khadija enjoys reading, trying out exotic recipes and meeting new people

Sally Williams – Member Services Manager

Sally began her career in the dental industry as a dental assistant and then moved up to Practice Manager before joining Dental Innovations in 2009. Sally's role at Dental Innovations ranges from supporting the online ordering portal to assisting members with their enquiries. Outside of work Sally has a keen interest in mountain biking where she partakes in long distance races, cooking and entertaining.

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Take on the Big Boys

There’s nothing like standing shoulder to shoulder with Dental Innovations and its more than 550 independent dental practice members.

New Zealand Suppliers

You’ll have access to industry’s best products from Dentsply Sirona, Gunz, Perla and Aluro Healthcare

Easy One-click Ordering

Running a dental practice needn’t be time consuming and difficult. That’s why we’ve introduced a simple site to make ordering fast and easy.

Unparalleled Service

At Dental Innovations, we’re unrelenting in our mission to provide you with the best service, and to help you succeed. We guarantee you’ll be delighted.

Peer to Peer Support

Our members are collaborative, supportive and resourceful. Get connected to the best independent dental practices and have them in your corner.

Unbeatable Savings

Access exclusive supplier pricing for more than 22,000 products. You can expect savings of 15-20% off market prices for consumables. Save every time you make a purchase. Guaranteed.

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