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Gentle Dental & Orthodontics Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Love this company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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. "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


  3. "RDH"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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  5. "Registered Dental Hygienist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  8. "Office Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    management is supportive and hands off, some creative space for marketing, great pay, excellent communication form management, supportive culture

    Cons

    work day/week are not flexible


  9. Helpful (2)

    "50/50"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Supervisor in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Office Supervisor in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gentle Dental & Orthodontics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Monthly bonus for meeting office production goals, overtime if desired (at some offices), management will back you up

    Cons

    Pressure to create profit, busy Dr schedules, under staffed, feel under appreciated at times, managers have too much on their plate, busy/hectic work environment

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training & pay your current employees better so you don't lose them


  10. Helpful (2)

    "hygiene coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midwest City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midwest City, OK

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

    Pros

    Overall, Gentle Dental is a good place to work. They offer decent benefits. My coworkers were awesome. We were always busy so we never had time to get bored.

    Cons

    Upper management is horrible. The only concern they have is the $ amount they assign your office to hit. They don't care about the patient experience. Some days felt like I was working on a factory line just going from patient to patient. Pay isn't all that great.

    Advice to Management

    Think about the patient experience and don't stress your offices out if they don't meet your unrealistic goal. Also, pay your employees what they are worth.


  11. "It gave me a different perspective into the job environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recepionist in Carpinteria, CA
    Current Employee - Recepionist in Carpinteria, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was nice meeting new people and having a different job environment. In a great location the is right in the center of town.

    Cons

    There are no pay raises. Management sucks. Employees don't work as a team. There is not enough to parking for the employees and staff. There is no respect in the work place.

    Advice to Management

    Management should take better care of their employees. Management should give more opportunities for raises and show more respect to there employees.


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