After graduating from Dental School, Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva was faced with the choice of either starting up his own practice or joining a corporate practice. This limitation of options gnawed at his conscious for a long while, he sought a way to offer the benefits accorded by both worlds without comprising the integrity of either. The solution was the founding of MB2 Dental, a firm that brought together dentist from all around. The firm collaborates with affiliate dentists and practice owners from across various states, providing logistical support to allow dentists to focus their attention on quality patient service. This gives the efficiency of the company culture yet maintaining the autonomy of individual practices.
Since it was founded in 2007, the firm has set up affiliations with over 70 partners in different states and has a workforce of about 500 employees. The company’s focus is on independence, personal growth, and fulfillment in the dentistry world. As doctors work together and learn from each other, they not only achieve more together, but also raises innovation and a higher standard of services resulting in satisfied customers, this, in turn, facilitates business growth. To further concrete relations within the company, practitioners have a bi-annual retreat where they get to meet and connect with other doctors.
Trust is paramount to the cultivation of a positive work environment, Dr. Chris Villanueva supports the school of thought that a leader’s job is to provide vision and maintain morale not to micromanage everything. Rapport with employees is also important as it creates an environment that is open and allowing everyone a say. MB2 Dental places integrity at the core of their mission, with focus on the patient and not on profit margins. The introduction of young practitioners brings an invigorating energy to the firm, which is slowly changing the view of dentists’ offices as old and drab.
With a tendency to pick smart and creative people, Dr. Villanueva has brought together some of the best minds in dentistry together and together they have introduced new concepts and revolutionized customer service. MB2 Dental Solutions is centered on the doctor and at the company; the culture is that a happy doctor makes for a happy patient. The goal is to make quality dental care accessible at the grassroots and this is shown by the affiliates the company partners with. It also aims to increase acceptance of new technologies to improve operating standards.