Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva founded MB2 Dental with the idea of offering private practitioners the benefits of working for corporate dentistry, without the strings attached. MB2 affiliate dentist offices are maintaining 100% clinical autonomy. Being a practicing dentist himself, Dr. Villanueva understands there is more to having a successful dental practice than being a good dentist dedicated to giving his patients the best dental care. He realized that many dentists were having to spend too much of their time doing day to day tasks. Issues such as compliance, billing and collections, human resources and accounting and finance can be very time consuming and expensive for an independent dentist to manage.
MB2 founded on the idea that dentists working together can help each other accomplish more than they ever could trying to do everything on their own. By offering a new and fresh perspective on how a dental office is managed has changed the lives of dentists and their patients for the better. In the past dental offices were often drab and uninspired, MB2 brings entirely new thinking to the concept, believing dentists should focus on more than just profit margins. MB2 is entrenched in a youthful culture, assuring their affiliate dentists of being aware of the latest trends and standards in the industry. MB2 has created an environment where dentists learn and grow from each other. One fun way they accomplish this is to have bi-yearly owner’s retreats where participants can get together share ideas and strategies plus have some fun. Past locations include Cabo San Lucas and white-water rafting trips.
Dr. Villanueva has worked on both sides of the provider business equation and has knowledge of what type of support to furnish without compromising the integrity of the profession. MB2 Dental is a dentist-owned firm designed to maintain autonomy and yet offer support to promote personal growth. The services of MB2 Dental will not only lessen the burden of the dentist, but his or her patients will also enjoy a higher standard of dental care. MB2 Dental now supports 70 affiliated locations, employees over 500 people and has locations in six states.
An early mentor of Dr. Villanueva advised him to “never be the smartest person in the room.” To this end, Dr. Villanueva has surrounded himself with intelligent, outspoken and creative people. He feels his job is to keep his team inspired by setting high expectations for the company, keeping everyone productive, including himself, and staying out of the way.