Practice management companies are on the rise as recent health care reforms have made running a medical or dental office more complex. MB2 Dental Solutions is a dental practice management company that handles all of the details and lets dentists focus on their patients first and foremost. MB2 Dental was founded by dentist Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva, who was unhappy with limited options that dentists had when it came to running their practice. Dentists could basically choose to go it alone in solo practice or form a group a group practice. Villanueva saw that neither solution solved the problems inherent in setting up and operating a small practice, and he decided that there must be a better way.
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Carrollton, Texas, the organization now boasts over 70 affiliated dental offices and nearly 80 employees. MB2 Dental’s mission is to take advantage of the positive aspects of solo and group practices while eliminating the drawbacks. According to Dr. Villanueva, his model means “doctors investing in doctors,” allowing dentists affiliated dentists to practice dentistry and leave the increasingly complex demands on running practice to professionals. Most dentist do not have training in human resources, marketing, or dealing with regulatory and legal issues. In order to fill this gap, MB2 Dental has teams of experts focused squarely on every area of practice management.
In an increasingly competitive marketplace, especially in major metro areas, marketing and practice development is one need that dentists often struggle with. Marketing a new practice is no longer as simple as getting listed in the phone book, and even existing practices may find themselves with lagging patient volumes. MB2 Dental Solutions invest their resources and and expertise and uses that leverage and operational scale to jump start new practices and revive faltering dental offices in its network.
Dr. Villanueva and the MB2 Dental team are also firm believers in social responsibility. In 2016, the company instituted its first mission trip, which saw one of the firm’s affiliated dentists leading a group of dentists to provide much-needed care to needy patients in Jamaica. Eight doctors treated around 200 patients as part of the philanthropic effort.