Working for large companies can often times lead people to become disillusioned with their career path as their idealistic desires fast become occluded by the pressure of the corporate agenda. Most of us have to, however, work for large companies for at least a while before we can branch out on our own. When asked, Dr. Chris Steven Villaneuva states that having had experience at larger dental companies gave him the necessary experience to start his own dental business, MB2, so that he could use all of that experience without compromising his professional principles. He just decided he wanted to do it his way, and this is a calling for many who feel they could do it better on their own.
Dr. Villanueva decided to make MB2 Dental a different type of operation where a group of dentists could support each other to achieve a better outcome. As a result of his broad, entrepreneurial thoughts on how to deliver dental services to people in a better manner, he now has successfully supported over 70 dentists across half a dozen states. In addition, he has had a direct impact on employment, having put to work over 500 people since his dental operation was started.
Dental is one of the parts of healthcare in the United States where people are disproportionately underserved. Even those with good benefits programs through their employers find that their dental insurance is not exactly comprehensive. Dr. Villaneuva felt that if he could provide good support and tools to a team of dentists, it would give them the opportunity to do more for clients. If there is any kind of care more people need easier access to, it is dental, so on that note, Dr. Villaneuva is doing great work.
When asked what led him to decide to start MB2 Dental, this pragmatic dentist said there were only a few options for dentists, which was either join a large practice, or to go solo. The costs of going solo straight out of dental school are likely prohibitive. He decided to start his own practice, but with the idea of growing a network of dentists whom he could support with the latest trends in practice and standards, he would soon grow into a network.
Likely what separates Dr. Villaneuva’s practice from so many others is that he takes a lot of the legal and accounting functions away from the dentists in his network, allowing them to focus strictly on their profession, and he also gives them access to the latest technology. This allows these dentists to have greater speed-to-market, which leads to an enhanced experience for both patients and doctors alike.