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MB2 Dental is Leading the Dental Practice Revolution

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.

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My Car Accident Was Bad, But Nobilis Health Was A Big Help

I had a seriously bad car accident that changed my life, but I also have to say that Nobilis Health changed my life as well for the better. When my car accident happened, I was actually right down the street from one of Nobilis Health’s facilities. I was taken to the Nobilis Health emergency room to be treated, and I couldn’t believe the amount of doctors that came to my rescue. My injuries were serious because I had a broken back, broken legs, one arm was broken, my collarbone was broken, I had broken ribs, and my face was almost unrecognizable.

There is no reason in this world why I should have lived through this car accident, and even though it wasn’t my fault, I still feel so lucky to be alive. I don’t remember much of anything after going into the emergency room because I was in a lot of pain, and I guess I passed out. I remember waking up in recovery, and I had a nurse talking to me about my condition. After asking her about what happened, I was told about the car accident and about the problems that my body was having. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, and I asked for a mirror.

Although she didn’t have to, the Nobilis Health nurse decided to take a mirror out of her pocket, which was in a compact that she brought around with her, and she allowed me to see myself. I immediately started crying when I saw how ravaged my face was, especially since I couldn’t recognize myself. The nurse touched my hand and told me that no matter what I was going through, she was going to help me as much as she could, and everything would be okay. I almost felt like the nurse was just saying what I wanted to hear, but she was obviously sincere about what she said.

I spent a lot of time in the hospital recovering, but being that I’ve been in a hospital before, I have to say that the Nobilis Health facility is one of the best hospitals I’ve been to. I’ve had many health problems in the past, which brought me to one hospital after another, but the service I received at Nobilis Health was one of the best. I was very well cared for, my needs were all addressed, and when the time comes for me to get additional surgeries, I plan on going to Nobilis Health.