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Smile Brands Overview

Irvine, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Smile Brands Inc. is one of the largest dental service organizations in the United States. We provide comprehensive business support services to our affiliated dental groups throughout the nation, so dentists can spend more time caring for their patients and less time on the ... Read more

Mission: Whether you call it our vision or mission, Smile Brands Inc. was built on a simple concept: Smiles for Everyone®.

It is this principle that helps ensure your business is providing the best service, not only to your patients, but also to your team ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#43)

Company Updates

  • We're proud to be named a Glassdoor Best Place to Work! Thank you to our employees and affiliated providers for making us a #BPTW.

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  • Thank you to all of our employees and affiliated providers for spreading #SmilesForEveryone and being a part of our Best in Biz 2017 Silver Awards for Large Company of the Year and Most Customer Friendly Large Company!

    Smile Brands Wins Multiple Awards in Best in Biz 2017

    It has been incredibly gratifying to see the organization come together to rebuild core competencies, expand our service offering and deliver on our Smiles for Everyone® mission over the past year Smile Brands Inc., a leading Dental Support Organization (DSO) with nearly 400 affiliated dental practices in 15 states has been named Silver winner for both Large Company of the Year and Most Customer Friendly Large Company of the year in the 2017 Best in Biz Awards.

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Smile Brands – Why Work For Us?

At Smile Brands and its Affiliated Dental Offices we relieve you of the burdens associated with traditional private practice, so you can focus on what you do best: providing excellent care to your patients. With all the managerial and administrative work handled for you, you won’t have to stay late or worry about the responsibility of running a practice. Instead, you’ll have a system in place that supports your success and work/life balance. You will enjoy your productive day and at the same time achieve your financial goals.

Smile Brands Group Inc. was incorporated in Delaware in 2005 for the purpose of acquiring Smile Brands Inc. (formerly Bright Now! Dental, Inc.) and its subsidiaries.  Smile Brands Inc. was founded in 1998 through the acquisition of three West Coast support services organizations and grew through the acquisitions of Monarch Dental in February 2003 and Castle Dental in June 2004. 

ConsumerHealth, Inc. (dba Newport Dental) is our wholly owned subsidiary that operates as a staff-model dental health service plan licensed by the state of California under the provisions of the California Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975.  ConsumerHealth is considered a “mixed model” plan that provides dental services to its enrollees through its individual, group, and Medicaid product lines and through agreements to service group enrollees of other dental plans.  ConsumerHealth owns and operates 14 staff-model dental facilities in California, offering a wide range of general and specialty dental services.  In addition, ConsumerHealth employs or contracts directly with each of the dentists, specialists, and hygienists that work at ConsumerHealth facilities. 

Smile Brands Group's primary equity sponsor is Gryphon Investors, a leading private equity investment firm focused on investing in physician-centric healthcare businesses. Gryphon's strategy is to partner with outstanding management teams and build value for its investors through a combination of operational improvements, internal growth initiatives, and strategic acquisitions.

Group photo of smile brands employees at a charity event smiling with their hands up.

At Smile Brands Inc., culture simply isn’t a nice idea or clever catch-phrase. It’s our mission. Our mindset. It’s who we are. And it is built on our mission to deliver Smiles for Everyone®. 

Our Culture At-a-Glance

  • We ensure that each individual and group with whom we interact has a reason to smile.
  • We make sure that each person we connect with believes they were treated fairly and benefited from their encounter with the employees of Smile Brands Inc. and our affiliated dental groups.
  • We honor a strong dentist and employee base because their passion, integrity and dedication to serving patients form the foundation of all we do.
  • We pursue business process excellence to increase efficiency and lower costs, enabling providers to serve more patients

Find your career at Smile Brands

We're always looking for the best and brightest dentists, office staff and corporate associates who share our passion, integrity and dedication to providing quality, compassionate patient care. Join us today!

You can be part of our mission and our success. Whether you’re new to the field or a seasoned professional—we offer an attractive salary and benefits package, along with an excellent work environment, skills development and support. Everything you need to take control of your career, chart your own course and enjoy fulfilling work for years to come.

Smiles for Everyone Foundation

Is a not-for-profit foundation that began in 2004 with a vision to improve the lives of people in the communities served by Smile Brands affiliated offices, as well as to aid victims of natural disasters. With our mission to deliver Smiles for Everyone, we provide free dental care to those in need, both at home in the U.S. and around the world. Vist to learn more.

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Smile Brands CEO Steven C. Bilt
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Smile Brands Photos

Smile Brands photo of: Celebrating World Smile Day by taking time to acknowledge what makes us smile
Smile Brands photo of: Founder & CEO Steve Bilt speaking on the importance of company culture at the Greater Irvine Chamber's Legends & Leaders event.
Smile Brands photo of: The Smiles For Everyone Foundation Ghana International Outpost team
Smile Brands photo of: The Smiles For Everyone Foundation Thailand Outpost team
Smile Brands photo of: Team members enjoying Longboards ice cream truck
Smile Brands photo of: The Human Resources team at the All-Hands meeting
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Smile Brands Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Smile Brands (Fresno, CA).


    She saw me as a real person, not as a robot. Asked me real questions about my training, not dumb ones. Like discrib a scenario of what you could have done differently.

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Smile Brands Awards & Accolades

  • Hire Power Awards - Top 100 Job Creators, Inc. Magazine, 2012
  • Most Customer Friendly Company of the Year - Silver, Best in Biz, 2017
  • Company of the Year (Large) - Silver, Best in Biz, 2017
  • Best Places To Work, Glassdoor, 2018
  • 2016 NEA Dental Awards, NEA Powered by Vyne, 2016
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