We are so proud to have had Tanisha Wicker, our Senior Vice President of HR, representing #TeamSmileBrands this month during a panel hosted by ACG New York about implementing successful DEI initiatives. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are woven into the tapestry of who Smile Brands is as an organization and how we deliver Smiles for Everyone. For us, DEI isn't simply an abstract concept or talking point, it's something we strive to keep at the forefront of everything we do because we know a healthy and thriving company culture doesn't exist without it.
Did you know that even under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 there are still gaps in employee protections and rights for members of the LGBTQIA+ community? Diversity, equity, and inclusion encompass so much more than checking boxes, it's about taking meaningful action to ensure that all of our Team members have a Safe.Smile.Space. where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive and excel regardless of how they identify. #TeamSmileBrands is the team you join when you want to be safe, seen, and supported in all ways, every day.
Congratulations to Castle Dental Knoxville, who celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting and open house on June 17th! Dr. Hong Tran and team are SO excited to be part of the community, and can't wait to start providing Smiles for Everyone. #TeamSmileBrands
Creating a fantastic work environment isn't easy, but our dynamic CEO, Steve Bilt, outlines some fantastic methods on ensuring how to build smiles for your employees. https://bit.ly/2UPK5II
Check out two “Titans of the Dental Industry” – Smile Brands CEO Steve Bilt and Henry Schein CEO Stanley Bergman! Bilt and Bergman had a panel discussion on culture, reaching the 60% of the population that doesn’t receive regular dental care and making dental more accessible.
He does it again... our guy, Steve Bilt, was honored with the Founders Award at the 24th Annual ACG Orange County awards! Smile Brands is grateful to have you as a leader and will forever continue to live "our mission of delivering smiles to patients, providers, employees and the communities we serve". http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM9Ht
Steve had a great visit with Team Houston. There are over 100 years of Castle Dental experience represented in this photo! #CelebrateEverydayMiracles.
Congratulations to Judy Burke, Executive Assistant to CEO Steve Bilt, who celebrates her 20-year anniversary with Smile Brands this April! Anyone who knows Judy understands exactly why we are so fortunate to have her. She's amazing to work with epitomizes our mission of Smiles for Everyone in the way she graciously and selflessly looks to go above and beyond for anyone who needs her help. Thank you, Judy, for all you do!
For Feel Good Fridays, we love to share feedback from a variety of sources, such as social media, NPS comments, emails and phone calls, highlighting some of the best dentists, their exceptional Teams, quality care and great G3® (Greeting, Guiding & Gratitude) service! This week's standout is "Dr. Kirk Hobock and Dr. Joseph Halterman with their amazing chairside manners – and a very contagious laugh – which patients love!"
Steve continues to lead the way in finding the win-win for all those involved in delivering smiles for everyone: "Thank you Inside Healthcare Magazine for a fun write-up on our Team and our Smiles for Everyone philosophy and culture. This is a learning experience and an on-going journey. There is ample evidence each day of our folks working hard to live into this win-win based ideal with each of our constituents. We are far from perfect but I do believe a little better day-in and day-out. And, that is all a leader can ask." http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMA0i