Compare Coast Dental Services vs Smile Brands BETASee how Smile Brands vs. Coast Dental Services compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
What Employees Say
I have been working at Coast Dental Services full-time for more than 10 years
In my 20+ years with Coast I have witnessed numerous changes but the primary directive has always been to provide the BEST possible patient care with the most current materials and instrumentation... available. As a hygienist, I have also enjoyed being viewed as a health care provider and not just an employee of the dentist in the practice, which is what winds up happening in private practice settings. There are also many benefits available that are not available in private practice, i.e. 401K, health insurance, paid vacation, etc.
Many equate working for a dental corporation like working in a clinic because of the numerous dental plans accepted, so some may see this as a con of working for Coast. Also there are not a lot of... the private practice "perks", like the dentist paying for trips, or taking the staff to dental conventions.
Advice to Management
I would love to see the CEO, COO, etc. take the time to visit offices outside of the home city area like they did back in the early years of the company. I think it would build "family" more so than... the large quarterly meetings.
I have been working at Smile Brands full-time for more than 10 years
We have the best general dentist, Dr. Lindgren. He treats everyone as if they are family, not just his patients but his staff as well. He'll go out of his way to make sure you are smiling all day, he... has the best "dad" jokes around. His assistants are the best, Shiann and Vera. They work hard to make sure everyone feels comfortable and they help to ease any dental fears they may have.
I can't think of any cons!