With over 40 years of experience in Orthodontics, Mari Sawtelle founded Mari’s List® – a Member Forum & Orthodontic Buying Group comprised of companies that offer their best pricing upfront.
Overall supply costs profoundly affect your practice’s profitability.
Mari's List® has served orthodontists in private practice since 2012, as the largest Orthodontic-exclusive buying group in the nation. Mari’s List screens companies for product quality and customer service, then uses collective buying power to negotiate the best deals. No grey market products. No kickbacks. Simply quality products, great service and pricing, and knowledgeable support.
Mari has had the advantage of working on both sides of the industry. Her love of orthodontics began in 1983 in a clinical setting as a lab technician. She then moved on to leading roles in orthodontic sales and marketing, gaining experience with suppliers and hundreds of practices along the way. After Mari realized what was possible as the director of purchasing for a 12-doctor group, she set out to offer the same purchasing efficacy and value to every orthodontic practice, large or small.
This is what we have built with Mari's List. Members of Mari's List receive large group pricing and save on quality products, services, and equipment, without being confined to one company. Our members enjoy a fast track to the best customer service our partner companies can offer.
Mari with Dr. Larry Andrews,
the creator of the "A" Company
and his son Dr. Will Andrews
Our company specializes in dissecting P&Ls to determine practice overhead as part of the valuation process. Mari’s List gives you first-year returns many times over and keeps paying dividends.
As I have gotten to know Mari over the years, I know she is relentless in her pursuit of the best discounts on quality products for her members. Her level of passion for the specialty and her clients is rarely seen.
We have asked her to write for our company newsletter several times in hopes that orthodontists would join Mari’s List, because we know a Mari's List membership helps reduce overhead, systemizes purchasing, and raises practice values. Make the call – it is worth every dime.
– Chris Bentson, Bentson Copple & Associates
Mari's List is a family-owned company, and 100% privately held by Mari and Emily Sawtelle.
HOW WE'RE DIFFERENT —
Mari’s List takes no portion of sales. Our revenue comes from membership dues alone. This means lower pricing for you, and ethical product recommendations from us. Our trainers are knowledgeable industry veterans from the clinical and supply sides of orthodontics.
Dr. Corwyn Hopke
Mari's List® has revolutionized the way we manage inventory. You will be hard-pressed to find anyone who knows the orthodontic supply industry better.
If a product is on Mari's List, I can be confident it is a high-quality product at a fair price. I know they've already done the screening to weed out products not worth my time. If you are an orthodontist looking to save money, get better organized, or get unbiased information, joining Mari's List is a no-brainer.
Dr. Colby Gage
Mari's List® has helped me save many times the membership fee while building my new office. Having an advocate for your practice like Mari's List means you will always get the best deals from every vendor. There is no way I could have found the vendors or negotiated the discounts that were so easily accessible to me after joining the group.
I have also found the Facebook group beneficial for hearing about new products and deals, and have found continued value from the ongoing savings the vendors provide. I think everyone should take advantage of this professional service to help streamline their ordering and save money while continuing to use quality products.
Dr. Kyle Fagala
One of the most difficult tasks as an orthodontist is finding the best pricing on supplies, services, and equipment.
With Mari’s List, their in-depth knowledge of products and the ‘business of orthodontics’ is unmatched. They have the experience, relationships, and buying power needed to broker deals with great companies, and are committed to regularly improving the list.
The best part is membership is extremely reasonable and quickly pays for itself.
Mari's List negotiates with the collective buying power of
2,700 members across the US and Canada.
WHERE OUR MEMBERS ARE LOCATED
Mari's List Proudly Supports the Grey Muzzle Organization
Grey Muzzle is the largest national nonprofit organization working specifically on behalf of senior dogs. They improve the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, and other nonprofit groups nationwide. Grey Muzzle awards grants for programs that provide lifesaving services to senior dogs and improve their quality of life.
We feel confident supporting Grey Muzzle! They are a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization that received the GuideStar Platinum Transparency status and a Charity Navigator Rating of 100 out of 100.
A Note From Mari: Mari, the founder of Mari’s List, is a true animal lover with a soft spot for dogs. You may have met one of her Frenchies, Bob, (or Emily and Andy's dog, Joey!) at orthodontic events, where they make personal appearances, share unconditional love, and give lots of doggie kisses. Her colleagues vouch for Mari’s passion for pups, joking that being a “dog person” is required to be on the Mari’s List team. Mari’s love for animals started young—you might even say at birth. Raised Catholic, she was born on the day celebrating St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. As a child, dogs, cats, a turtle, a duck, and even a monkey followed her home. With the support and encouragement of her loving parents, she took in all of them, making sure to find each a loving home. It's no surprise that when her mother-in-law was in assisted living, Mari made weekly visits with her 12-year-old toy poodle, Rocco, who brought joy to the facility’s elderly residents. Inspired by this experience with Rocco, Mari dreamed of spreading the joy of the human-animal bond on a broader scale. She also longed to help more dogs who need a second chance, especially senior dogs like her Rocco. As Rocco aged, along with her other fur babies, Mari became keenly aware of the challenges senior dogs face, particularly if they find themselves in a shelter or rescue. Sadly, they are far less likely to be adopted than younger dogs, and many need costly veterinary care that animal welfare groups simply can’t afford. The thought of those senior dogs never finding a loving home broke Mari’s heart. And she decided to do something about it. She and her team searched diligently for a national nonprofit organization whose mission was to help senior dogs. They polled group members about supporting such an organization, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Mari’s members love dogs just as much as she does! That’s why we are so pleased to introduce The Grey Muzzle Organization as Mari’s charity partner of choice. Please read more about this amazing organization and consider how you might support their work for homeless and at-risk senior dogs by donating or helping to spread the word about their work!