Gentle Dental & Orthodontics

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Gentle Dental & Orthodontics Reviews

Updated Apr 7, 2014
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2.7 10 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

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John Steinbrun

(2 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Gentle Dental is the best group dental company to work for in the US!

    Dental Practice Staff Member (Current Employee) Portland, OR

    ProsGreat culture! State of the art dental practices, very skilled clinicians

    ConsNo cons to write. The company is growing and going in the right direction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what your doing! It is working!!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cost-cutting at its best

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt is imperative to note that this applies to most locations throughout the state of California but especially the most metropolitan locations.
    No pros to consider---Its corporate dentistry. This company attributes little value in their staffing and protocols from the ground up. Corporate minions subjugate these networked practices and everyone working within to the actuarial demands of insurance companies. Visit any office and see for yourself.

    ConsIt is imperative to note that this applies to most locations throughout the state of California but especially the most metropolitan locations.
    Poor facility maintenance, poor patient protocols, poor insurance plan pools, and likely the lowest compensation in the industry. This clearly reflects on patient care. Reviews for all the separate practices in various locations speak for themselves. Check all the big "review" websites and you'll read for yourself.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt is imperative to note that this applies to most locations throughout the state of California but especially the most metropolitan locations.
    My advice to applicants: Consider every other option first
    My advice to Steinbrun: Start over
    My advice to patients: Consider carefully whom you select to render you your dental care.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Relatively good place to work in as an associate general dentist compared to other dental companies.

    General Dentist (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    Pros-Pretty good systems in place (at least compared to other dental corporations I've worked in) to help manage day to day activities.
    -If full time: malpractice insurance paid for, supplies are supplied as well. Medical and dental benefits are good also, as well as other benefits one can have (it, 401K, or other retirement plans)
    -Ethical place to work in (yes, believe it or not, for a dental corporation!). Good perio protocol in place. Dr is free to diagnose however they choose, so did not get too much pressure for trying to "sell" a treatment plan that wasn't of the standard of care.
    -company paid CE available, especially when first starting out with the company. Basic practice management and risk management is talked about--these are things you do not get in dental school.
    -yearly "getaway" meeting at a nice hotel/resort with employees from different regions and offices, and seminars/lectures from those from upper management, including the CEO. General "mission goal" explained to everyone.
    -opportunity for mentorship from a senior dentist

    Cons-Relatively lower pay production rate than other places. But then again, the benefits are good, so that may outweigh things.
    -When I wanted to leave the company and go venture off on other opportunities, their "pep" talk for convincing me to stay was basically a conversation about how great their benefits were. I was a bit disappointed that they didn't have anything better to say other than the "great" benefits they have.
    -the upper management (ie, CEO, etc) speeches during the seminars are great and motivating. their ideas they had for how to better manage an office were good. The only disappointing thing I found was that those ideas I wanted to apply once I got back seemed to be "hindered" a bit by the middle management. I felt like there could be a little "cleanup" with some of the middle management employees (ie, regional managers, etc).
    -you have to schedule your vacation time a year ahead! (this is for full time employees only)

    Advice to Senior ManagementAs someone had mentioned before in this same thread, you need to take a harder look at what is truly going on in the offices. The high morale in an office I wanted to feel isn't quite what I felt when I went back to the office after some of the meetings/lectures/seminars I went to.

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    a Copycat company

    Office Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsManagement pay scale is good.

    ConsField employees are grossly underpaid. Lack of communication between Sr Mgmt and field offices.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDifferentiate yourself from other Dental Companies. Stop copying BrightNow, Western and PDS. Have a clearer long term strategy. Listen more from field workers as your middle managers are clearly out-of-touch with what exactly is going on. Show more appreciation to the dental assistants and receptionists.

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