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Gentle Dental & Orthodontics Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Love this company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Orthodontic Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Orthodontic Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gentle Dental & Orthodontics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fair pay and benefits! The doctor was great and the team was as well. I liked that the team traveled, so everyday I was at a new office!

    Cons

    I never got a raise and the different offices had different cultures and ways of doing things. Lots of personalities at certain offices and no one likes when the ortho team is there. We were outcasts...

    Advice to Management

    Give yearly raises and reviews based on performance


  2. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great doctors to work for and with. Some of the others are all decent people. You get your teeth worked in for free so that's a plus.

    Cons

    No urgency with other or telling the people who have appointments what is goin on when we are backed up. Never talked about advancing in the company or what ways you could move up

    Advice to Management

    Care more about the clients coming in to see you. Also pay the assistant more than what you were even after college education


  3. "Good work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Total control of treatment and diagnosis

    Cons

    Lack of new equipment to use


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  5. "speaks to you like your a child and very disrespectful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have great benefits and good hours .

    Cons

    Pay very little and disrespectful speaks to you like a child speaks down on employees

    Advice to Management

    Do better


  6. "RDH"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Gentle Dental & Orthodontics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great learning experience, builds confidence and time management skills. Enjoyable staff.

    Cons

    Never got a review or raise. Never bonused.Worked like a dog with double booked schedule. Back to back to back SRPs.

    Advice to Management

    Value your staff and employees more, give raise and reviews in a timely manner to avoid turnover. Pay attention to the way appts are scheduled, it is a real burn out to see 3-4 SRP pts in a row.


  7. "Registered Dental Hygienist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Dental Hygienist in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Registered Dental Hygienist in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Gentle Dental & Orthodontics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The doctors and back office staff are great!

    Cons

    Double booked schedule, rarely get a raise, impossible to get a bonus. They work you really hard and it's hard on the body. A lot of employee turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Management only cares about your production. They don't care about you as an individual. This company is money driven! Stay away from working here!


  8. "Dentist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dentist in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Dentist in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gentle Dental & Orthodontics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You were able to have your own schedule and able to decide what work you want to do by yourself and what work you do not want to do

    Cons

    Your schedule is pretty much dictated by the front stuff so depending on what work you may need to do or want to do it may not be able to happen because a fri your schedule is pretty much dictated by the front stuff so depending on what work you may need to do or want to do it may not be able to happen because of your schedule

    Advice to Management

    Try to better the scheduling that is done in the office in order to better prepare the doctors for what work they may need to do in that current


  9. "Dental office manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gentle Dental & Orthodontics full-time

    Pros

    It's an up and coming company. They are growing very fast.

    Cons

    With a growing company there are lots of changes all the time.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great learning experience, good benefits, hard for a long term position."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Gentle Dental & Orthodontics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot about managing a practice - managing a business.
    Encourages taking responsibility as a manager

    Cons

    Tons of reports, always short staffed. Goals are often unobtainable.


  11. "Dental Assistant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Gentle Dental & Orthodontics full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Doctors and other employees great to work with.

    Cons

    ''We can always find someone else"
    No respect or regard for an employee. Even a doctor. Just a number!
    Work long hours for low pay.

    Advice to Management

    When you hire a employee for certain hours keep your word and hire someone else to work extended hours. Value your employees for the work they do. Be willing to negotiate to keep a valued employee.



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