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With 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, vetting companies and using collective buying power to negotiate discounted pricing on the best quality products and services in the industry. The companies on Mari's List offer members their deepest deals up front, pre-negotiated, no haggling necessary.


Mari has had the advantage of working on both sides of the industry, in-office as a lab tech and in orthodontic sales as a company trainer, gaining experience with suppliers as well as practices. After she realized what was possible as the director of purchasing for a 12-doctor group, she set out to offer the same inventory efficacy and value for 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 can save on quality products without being confined to one company. Our members also have a fast track to the best customer service our partner companies can offer.



Mari with Dr. Larry Andrews,
the creator of the "A" Company
Straight-Wire® Appliance,
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



Since 2012, Mari's List has grown into the largest Orthodontic buying group in the United States. We negotiate with the collective buying power of 2600 members and serve only their interests.


Mari's List is a family-owned, woman-lead company, and 100% privately held by Mari & Emily Sawtelle.


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.

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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 a young orthodontist with a start-up practice is finding the best prices and quality for orthodontic supplies.


Mari has the experience and the relationships to broker great deals on great products, and she is committed to regularly improving her list. The best part is that the price for membership is extremely reasonable.

Mari's List uses the combined buying power of
2600+ doctors across the US and Canada.



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The Grey Muzzle Organization

When senior dogs enter shelters, their future is uncertain. The adoption rate for senior dogs (7 years or older) is lower than all other ages combined: Just over 50% find new homes. Together, we can change that.


The Grey Muzzle Organization is the largest national nonprofit organization working specifically on behalf of senior dogs. We improve the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, and other nonprofit groups nationwide. We are not a shelter or rescue group. Rather, Grey Muzzle awards grants for programs that provide lifesaving services to senior dogs and improve their quality of life. We also offer expert resources and information on the care of senior dogs to both the public and animal welfare organizations across the country and around the world. We envision a world where every senior dog thrives and no old dog dies alone and afraid. 


In July 2023, Grey Muzzle announced a record-breaking $848,000 in grants to 90 animal welfare organizations—shelters, rescue groups, and other nonprofits—in 29 states and Puerto Rico. This brings the national nonprofit’s total grant funding to more than $4.6 million over the past 15 years. These funds will help save and improve the lives of at-risk senior dogs across the country. Grants will provide critically needed medical and dental treatment, foster and hospice care, adoption promotions, and programs that help keep old dogs in loving homes and out of animal shelters.

Your love for senior dogs makes Grey Muzzle's work possible. Because of your generosity, thousands of senior dogs get the second chance they deserve each year. Please help us serve even more senior dogs this year! Get involved by making a gift todayfollowing us on social media, or joining our mailing list.

Your gift is in good paws! The Grey Muzzle Organization (EIN 26-1965495) received a GuideStar Platinum Transparency status and a Charity Navigator Rating of 100 out of 100.

Mari’s Note


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!

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Lunghofer, Ph.D., Executive Director



The Grey Muzzle Organization

14460 Falls of Neuse Road Suite 149-269

Raleigh, NC 27614


Not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation


Read the press release about the $848,000 in grants we awarded in July


Check out their Annual Report

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