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Helpful (2)

A disappointing experience

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Former Employee - Dentist in Tampa, FL
Former Employee - Dentist in Tampa, FL

I worked at Coast Dental Services full-time (Less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Modern facilities with adequate staff

Cons

Constant daily pressure on production without concern for the patient

Advice to Management

Decrease the daily pressure on production, remember that you are treating human beings which sometimes have financial difficulties

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Okay but they try to call themselves a private office when they are really a clinic environment

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    Current Employee - Dental Assistant in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Dental Assistant in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Coast Dental Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, time off is allowed, they hire from with-in the company so advancement is available which is usually not the case in dental practices.

    Cons

    They try to act like it's about the patient when its just like any other coperation its about the money. Most expensive treatment is treated like it must be done right away even if it could wait. Many people get all their expensive crowns, bridges etc done, and AFTER they get their deep cleaning done. Doctor's diagnose and do treatment that less expensive treatment would have been as good but they want more money. People are not given options the most expensive treatment is usually what is presented. However it may vary depending on the Doctor you work with, many Doctors do not diagnose this way but the "cooperate" type doctors are all about the money.

    Advice to Management

    Do not try to market your clinics as private practice's when they are run and feel like a clinic.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Going through positive changes

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

    Advice to Management

    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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