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Gentle Dental & Orthodontics Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Gentle Dental is the best group dental company to work for in the US!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dental Practice Staff Member in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Dental Practice Staff Member in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great culture! State of the art dental practices, very skilled clinicians

    Cons

    No cons to write. The company is growing and going in the right direction.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing! It is working!!!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Asst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome staff, awesome patients, fun

    Cons

    None, none none none none

    Advice to Management

    Stay awesome

  3. Helpful (2)

    "The people are what makes GD a success! Like family"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Truly the employees at GD is what makes it a great place to be. Flexible schedules, family friendly employer.

    Cons

    Frequent senior management changes that steers focus a bit different each times. No investment in systems causes inefficiencies...but then the people make up the difference. So far current team is amazing!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  4. 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


  5. "Great to start"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dental Assistant in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Dental Assistant in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    They will hire anyone and you can negotiate a decent wage, some advancement within the company if you stick it out.

    Cons

    Management shows favors when giving raises. Wages are lower then any other office/corporation.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff competitively and keep the ones you've trained. Lots of new right out of school great employees are trained and then venture off to better paying companies


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Professional Leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Manager
    Former Employee - Office Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Environment; Core Values; Patient Care; Team Building and Continuous improvement is the way of being

    Cons

    Pay increase % is low

    Advice to Management

    Ensure ALL management team walking & talking with the core objective in mind.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Feels like family"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Management in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Corporate Management in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teamwork and collaboration; we care about each other and we've got each other's backs.

    Cons

    We work really hard (but are rewarded for it.) Long hours, but it is rewarding because I feel like I'm making a difference.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the ones who are closest to the job at hand, they are the experts and it will help you better support them so they can drive results.

  8. "Dental Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dental Assistant in Battle Ground, WA
    Former Employee - Dental Assistant in Battle Ground, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management, nice benefits, state of the art equipment. Great staff and variety of offices in different locations close by to pick up extra hours if needed.

    Cons

    Perhaps it was just my location where I was hired but I felt I had to accept a lower wage than I was accustomed to to receive the great benefit package. I worked for their competitor 10+ years ago and made $3 more an hour with comparable benefits and PTO.

    Advice to Management

    Continue as you are in the practice but be open to being more competitive for pay. It will help attract and keep more of the valuable seasoned employees.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "50/50"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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. "Office Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


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