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InterDent Overview

Inglewood, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1978
Company - Private
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Gentle Dental. It’s the whole idea of group dentistry, reimagined to provide Doctors and Clinicians with the right balance of autonomy and support for all stages of their career, focused on the best interests of patients.

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Mission: Gentle Dental and our brands provide dental care from nearly 200 offices located across Arizona, California, Hawaii, Kansas, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Washington offering comprehensive care in general, cosmetic, and specialty dentistry.

Company Updates

  • GENTLE DENTAL GIVES PATIENT A WHOLE NEW SMILE

    As part of a Comprehensive Restorative Dentistry Seminar and demonstration held in Portland in February, Gentle Dental Woodstock was able to provide a whole new smile to one of his patients!

    The patient had previously presented with a rare genetic disorder of tooth development called Amelogenesis Imperfecta. This condition causes teeth to be unusually small, discolored, pitted or grooved, and prone to rapid wear and breakage. The patient had severe posterior wear with an open anterior bite and underdeveloped enamel.

    We had previously restored the patient’s upper anterior teeth, with full coverage crowns, to add length due to wear from disorder, and significant spacing was restored which allowed for improved speech. Gentle Dental, through the case study, donated all lower treatment of full coverage crowns to restore the patient’s smile and functionality of his teeth. The patient stated “I will be forever grateful to Gentle Dental for giving me a smile I don’t have to hide.”

  • RECENT PATIENT REVIEWS

    Gentle Dental Capitol Hill - To call Dr. Fletcher amazing would be an understatement. He is an artist with an acute eye for detail and extremely sympathetic to boot. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone. The staff working here also exceeded my expectations, you can tell they know and trust each other very much, which says a lot about the quality of the people behind the curtains. I always leave with a smile on my face, I'm sure you will too.

    SmileKeepers Salem - The whole staff at Smile Keepers is amazing!!! Everyone I've come into contact with at this office has been like a breath of fresh air in comparison to other dentist offices I've been to in the area! I will continue to see Dr Ramsey (and her crew) for all of my dental needs! She is the best!

    Gentle Dental Courtyard Plaza - I have been with the same dentist almost my whole life. Now, I have dental insurance and my dentist is not on my plan.... So, I did my research and was dreading going place to place until I found a dentist I was comfortable with. Well, it took me one shot and I LOVE it t

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InterDent – Why Work For Us?


In 1978, an entrepreneurial group of dentists realized that they could focus more on the practice of dentistry if they had someone manage the business for them. Under the name of “Gentle Dental,” this group grew into a multi-site practice in Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, and eventually became Gentle Dental Services Inc. The company merged in 1998 with a similar dental practice services organization with offices in California and Hawaii, to form Wisdom Holdings Inc. On February 8, 1999, the name was changed to InterDent Inc. and the company expanded into several additional states.

Today, InterDent provides support services to over 150 affiliated dental offices employing more than 450 dentists in the following eight states: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Kansas, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Washington. InterDent’s affiliated offices benefit from professional management, economies of scale, superior information systems, and specialization of functions. Our network delivers comprehensive dentistry to over one million patients annually, including general, orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, pedodontics, prosthodontics, and oral surgery.

​​About Gentle Dental​​

Gentle Dental is the principal brand of InterDent, a service organization with over 150 affiliated dental offices serving over one million patients each year. Gentle Dental provides high-quality comprehensive care including general dentistry, orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, pedodontics, prosthodontic and oral surgery. Headquartered in Inglewood California and Vancouver Washington, InterDent has practices in 8 western states under the brands Gentle Dental, Smile Keepers Dental, Affordable Dental Care, Capitol Dental and Dedicated Dental.

Gentle Dental offers a multi-tiered professional career path for its affiliated practitioners, The company operates a Clinical Leadership Board (CLB) responsible for providing clinical support and guidance to ensure and continuously improve the high quality of dental care provided in the Gentle Dental Affiliated Practices and assists in the continued development of Gentle Dental Affiliated practitioners.

Gentle Dental is committed to providing patients with:

  • Respect and compassion
  • Open communication
  • High-quality and affordable dental care
  • Comfortable offices and treatments
  • Convenience in location, scheduling and financing

​​Careers With Gentle Dental​​

As an industry leader, Gentle Dental provides a large network of resources, including an experienced practice management staff and outstanding benefits to help our employees grow in their careers.

Our flourishing network means additional job opportunities in more locations. Gentle Dental and its supported affiliated dentists employ diverse populations which creates a culture of unique insights and talents.

So whether you’re a dentist seeking to partner with us, a new grad willing to trade your optimistic energy for broad benefits and a “foot in the door”, or a dental assistant just finishing up school—Gentle Dental has the resources you need to achieve true personal and career success.

​​Associate Dentist Opportunities​​

Your career path begins as an Associate Dentist in a Gentle Dental supported office. Whether you are a recent grad or practiced for some time you won't be alone. You will have plenty of other dental professionals supporting you to confer and collaborate with as you continue to grow in your career.

​​Specialist Opportunities​​

​Providing the most comprehensive dental care in the industry means having the best dental specialists working at Gentle Dental affiliated offices, from Orthodontists, Oral Surgeons, Endodontists, Periodontists and Pediatric Dentists. You’ll have all the resources necessary to provide that care too, from state-of-the-art technology to a talented administrative staff that takes care of patient appointments and paperwork.

​​Hygienist Opportunities​​

Dental Hygienists are important members of our dental health care team at Gentle Dental. You have the opportunity to use your interpersonal and clinical skills in delivering the highest quality of oral health needs of our patients. You'll work with highly skilled clinicians who are dedicated to clinical excellence in a collaborative, fast paced and friendly environment.

If you are committed to providing a perfect patient experience, and are enthusiastic about your dental treatment and oral hygiene care, we want to hear from you today!

​​Dental Practice Support Opportunities​​

Patients choose Gentle Dental because they know they will consistently receive efficient, fast and easy service. They can trust that we will listen to their needs and individualize their care.

That’s why our Gentle Dental support staff is so important to our success: you make sure patients have a perfect experience, from confirming appointments to explaining treatment plans to follow-up calls.

We are seeking bright, outgoing support employees who have an optimistic attitude and a collaborative spirit, joined together with a contagious smile from the inside out.

​​Corporate Business Opportunities​​

Gentle Dental understands that a great company is only as strong and effective as the people that work within it. We are committed to fostering an environment that attracts and embraces the brightest minds and creating a culture that welcomes a diversity of ideas and perspectives while encouraging growth and rewarding performance.

Are you a talented, highly motivated, hardworking and passionate about your career? Are you looking for challenging and diverse work experience? Do you want to work for a company that will value your individuality and ability to deliver results? If so, please click on the link below to view open positions at our corporate business office.

​​Benefits​​

At Gentle Dental, we aim to provide our network of affiliated doctors and staff with a competitive compensation package. Our benefits include:

  • Healthcare (Medical, Prescription Drugs, Dental, and Vision)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life/AD&D/LTD Insurance
  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Accident Coverage
  • Legal Plan & Identity Theft Protection
  • 401k savings plan​
  • Tuition Reimbursement


​​Clinician Rewards

Benefits for Gentle Dental Affiliated Dentists:

  • Focus on Dentistry: we’ll take the burden of practice management off your shoulders.
  • Sizable Income Opportunity: with one of the largest dental practice management companies.
  • Steady Patient Flow: generated to enhance your practice.
  • A Multi-Tiered Professional Career Path: tailor made for you.
  • Malpractice Coverage provided at no cost.
  • State & DEA license reimbursement based on years of service.
  • Health Insurance including an HSA option.
  • 401k Plan.

SmileKeepers is a mission driven organization serving members with of the Oregon Health Plan with innovative and comprehensive dental care.

With offices throughout the state, SmileKeepers provides our teams with an opportunity to give back to our Oregon communities through educating, treating, and serving our patients.

InterDent Reviews

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    I have been working at InterDent full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I really love my coworkers and patients. We have a really great practice that has the potential to grow in this community. The benefits are amazing and the facility is great. I feel like the company has the best interests of the patients as number one...the company also supports its team members with training and compensation.

    Cons

    My only complaint is I wish we could do more local marketing to bring in new patients, but our new solid team should bring in more word of mouth referrals soon.

    Advice to Management

    Our onsite manager is awesome and we are lucky to have her. I would just say to upper management, remain transparent. Maybe have some more live CE classes in the Sacramento area to keep us motivated.

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InterDent Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at InterDent (Portland, OR) in July 2016.

    Interview

    Worked with a third party. Long process. I worked with a staffing agency which interviewed me prior to providing me with the company name. Then I went and had an in person interview with a manager and another assistant.

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InterDent Awards & Accolades

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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

Fair Chance Pledge

Maintain hiring/training programs for those with criminal records as an opportunity for a second chance

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