Dr. Chris Villanueva is debasing the stigma of our traditional dentistry and is seen as the future of dentistry. He is the founder of MB2 Dental which is one of the largest doctor-owned dental organizations in the country. This is a man who is adamant about keeping a positive outlook on the integrity of dentistry. His company was founded to help doctors so dentists could do what they are trained to do, which is providing their patients with excellent care.
When ask what was his inspiration for founding MB2 Dental was, he said that he recognized the fact that the dentist needed a specialized type of assistance. Since the founding of MB2 Dental in 2009, they now have at least 70 locations which span six states and employees 533 people. When Dr. Villanueva graduated from dental school he was given two options. One was to start his own practice and two, to join a large dental office. This was when he came up with the idea for MB2 in which they could get the best of both options. They put their doctors and their patients first, no matter what.
He knew from his experience as both a provider and from a business standpoint just what it would take to give vital support and not compromise the integrity of his profession. He has brought new life to the field of dentistry by putting the focus on more than profit margins. His goal was to help practices to make improvements that would be of a benefit to the patients and also lead them to a growth in business.
He is enthusiastic about the role that the new technology is playing in the dental field. All the new technology that has been presented up to date will enhance the patients experience with the dentist. He decided early in the plans for his new model in the field would be built with people in mind, not is the real estate was in the best neighborhood, or someone’s marketing ideas, or the newest proprietary software available. Yes, all of that is important, but to Dr. Villanueva in order to have a successful practice in their community based offices, you need to have the right doctor in place.
Dr. Chris Villanueva was born in Ohio. He however spent most of his youth in Asia and South America. He graduated high school in Caracas, Venezuela, has a BS in Microbiology from the University of Florida and his DMD from Nova Southeastern University. His wife is herself, a physician and owns her own practice in North Texas, the couple has four children.