While Amazon crafts its business plan for healthcare, a handful of entrepreneurs are parlaying parts of Amazon's model into an online marketplace for dental supplies.
Medical supply distribution poised for e-commerce migration
Dentist Scott Drucker's inspiration hit after he found that he could buy cheaper dental supplies online than what distributors offered, so he decided to create his own e-commerce platform to allow others to do the same.
After graduating from dental school at the University of Pennsylvania and starting his periodontics residency at the University of Illinois, Drucker had spoken to two of the biggest dental supply companies, which offered him a "generous discount" as a new dentist. But after checking other sources online, Drucker found every one of his products for a substantially lower price, he said.
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