As a dentist himself, Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva knew exactly what he would be looking for from a dental services organization. He has worked in the past as both a sole practitioner as well as a dentist working for a corporation. Both sides of the equation have their plusses and minuses. With a sole practice, a dentist has far greater autonomy in both how he runs his practice and clinically. Working for a corporation leads to a much better economy of scale and easier access to the latest technology. Dr. Villanueva saw a way to bring the best of both worlds together and thus MB2 Dental Solutions was born.
Dr. Villanueva attended the University of Florida where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Microbiology. He earned his DMD from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. When he started MB2 Dental, he did it with the idea that dentists need specialized assistance but they don’t want it if it came with strings attached as they want to maintain clinical autonomy. This approach has been very successful as MB2 Dental now employees over 530 people and has more than 70 affiliated locations in six states.
Dr. Vllanueva also wanted a different approach than traditional dental management firms. He wanted his company to be fun to work with as well as for and to keep a culture that is youthful and optimistic. As a result, the focus is on support, personal growth, the autonomy of dentists, and having a lively culture.
Chris has said that he is a night owl and gets lots of work done late at night; it’s also the time that he gets his most inspired ideas. He’s also mentioned that he has four very young children so it’s after they’re in bed that he can concentrate on ways to improve his business. He’s also said that he is anything but a micromanager; he believes in hiring the best people for the position and then letting them do their job without his interference. As Chief Executive Officer of MB2 Dental, he sets the vision and tone of the company and lets others do what they do best.
The team at MB2 Dental offers a wide variety of business services to its clients. Among them are human resources, payroll, marketing, compliance, and legal advice. Whatever a dentist needs outside of directly working with patients is something that MB2 Dental can help with.