Youthful and trendy may not be the first two words that come to mind when you think “dental office” but Dr. Chris Villanueva wanted his company, MB2 Dental, to be hip, trendy, and centered around the entire doctor-patient experience. With MB2 Dental Solutions, dentists retain 100 percent autonomy in their practices, but gain the networking, retreats, technology and other in-office services so they can take their dental work to the next level.
Dr. Chris Villanueva came up with the idea for a hybrid dental company after graduating from dental school and being offered solo or group practices.. Both routes had definite advantages and disadvantages, like complete control of the practice vs. the ability to interact and learn from other peer dentists directly in the same clinic. He created MB2 Dental to allow affiliated dentists have the best of both worlds, and the idea took off.
As an entrepreneur, Dr. Villanueva believes in a hands-off approach, setting the creative ideas and goals and letting his team come up with solutions and answers to the problems that he sets. It keeps new ideas churning, and never forces the company down a single path that may not be the best one.
One of the areas where MB2 Dental is constantly innovating is in technology. Affiliated dental practices gain training, access, and experience with new and emerging dental technologies, which allow them to spend more time on what they do best – helping patients.
The same goes for the business end of running a dental practice. A lot of the corporate side is taken care of through the MB2 Dental affiliation, so the dentists can focus on broader business goals and improving patient care.
Even as he enjoyed and respected the autonomy that comes with private practice, one aspect that Dr. Chris Villanueva loved about larger scale practices was the camaraderie, networking, and mentoring that was possible for younger dentists at those clinics. He wanted his own company to offer independent dentists those same opportunities. So, the clinics offer training and support services to all affiliated dental providers.
Every year, the dentists are invited to a company-wide retreat, which may be in Cabo San Lucas or other top destinations. While there, they can relax, have fun, and see changes for growth internally in the company and professionally as well. For Dr. Villanueva, those opportunities embody the mixture of youthful energy and professionalism of MB2 Dental.