Coast Dental Services Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Coast Dental Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are a lot of large dental groups throughout the country, but if you take a deep look, you can truly see the differences among them. From a clinical perspective, there is proper clinical oversight to ensure dentists have true autonomy and work in an environment they can be successful, independent, and happy. There is a Chief Clinical Officer at the top that is a dentist, so unlike many other large groups, things aren't being driven by a non-dentist. Dentists can choose to learn and place implants and perform some ortho (ClearCorrect). Dentists stay with their patients throughout the treatment process (from diagnosing to performing the treatment). There are no contracts, which makes it flexible for dentists (this is a recent change). The average GP earns over $200k. Coast is working with outside vendors/partners for CE, ensuring that what is taught is not simply propaganda for Coast. Coast also recently rolled out a dentist ownership model, which I believe was necessary to compete in the long term: dentists need that choice. Dentists and clinicians are happy here, and with more positive changes on the horizon, I see things only getting better.

    Cons

    Coast acquires locations as well as builds new offices, but with acquisition of older offices comes just that; older offices! They are currently going through their network to update offices both aesthetically and digitally, but until an office gets a facelift, some of them are older and outdated. The positive is that within the next couple of years every office will be upgraded, and even the older offices still have strong staffs and most have great patient flow for dentists.

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    Continue the path you're on. I understand dentistry is a business, but continue to build the foundation for the company that will have a lasting effect 5-10 years from now because of the things you're doing or want to do now.

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Coast Dental Services Interviews

Updated Nov 19, 2014
Updated Nov 19, 2014

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    Associate Dentist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Coast Dental Services.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. I was contacted with the recruiter who after the telephonic interview arranged for another interview with regional vice president. The interview with the regional vice president lasted 40 mins. There was no follow up thereafter.

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Website www.coastdental.com
Headquarters Tampa, FL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1992
Type Company - Private
Industry Health Care
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

From a single practice founded in Holiday, FL in 1992, Coast Dental has grown to include more than 175 practices in California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, and Texas and the company continues to expand. All Coast Dental/SmileCare practices provide general dentistry services, and many also offer specialty services including endodontics, oral surgery, orthodontics, pedodontics... More

Mission: To make high quality dental care accessible to as many people as possible in the communities we serve.

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