In dental industry, merging the business and medical aspects of the profession seems almost impossible. One has to possess knowledge within dentistry while also being a versatile businessman, which most people are unable to do at the same time. The area of business requires one to familiarize with issues such as profitability, taxation, customer retention, and more. Dentistry, however, is a science-based discipline where a certified professional has to receive credentials before getting involved with the industry. Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva has found a way to merge these two very different areas. He is the founder of MB2 Dental, an organization that partners with private dental offices around the nation. By doing so, they provide the resources and guidance to success, while growing a platform of doctors from around the nations who can help each other.
Dr. Villanueva is an Ohio native who was raised in a few different countries. He graduated high school in Caracas, Venezuela, and spent a large portion of his childhood in Asia and South America. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology from the University of Florida as well as a Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from NOVA Southeastern University. During his career, he had a chance to work as a dentist’s assistant and be on the corporate side of the business. This has given him a perspective on how things operate from the business side. Therefore, he united the high-quality education he obtained with the hands-on experience in the administrative side of the profession.
Currently, MB2 Dental is affiliated with over 70 locations in six different states in the United States. Dr. Villanueva is in charge of 533 employees who help his company thrive, and his operations are led out of Texas where he resides with his wife and four kids. The business model of the company is based on improving the service that the patients are offered. This is done by facilitating support between doctors, providing resources, enabling upgrades for growth, and implementing technology in general. Some of the main areas that the company focuses on are:
- Human Resources
- Legal Matters
By offering insight from other professionals who have been in similar situations, MB2 Dental has a wide range of corporate-like advantages. Professionals who implement these in their sole-proprietorships have been able to increase their revenue while growing the client base.