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Dr. Villanueva: The Extraordinary CEO in the Dental Industry

Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva is the founder of MB2 Dental Solutions. He was born in Ohio. Dr. V mentors graduates of dental school by giving them advice on career options. Being an associate dentist was one of his worst jobs. He went to high school in Caracas, Venezuela. Villanueva also lived in Asia. He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology from the University of Florida. Also, he got his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from Nova Southeastern University. He is married and has four young children. His wife, Carol,also has a dental practice in Northern Texas.

MB2 Dental is a blend of two worlds: big group practices and independent practices. This firm is a resource for other dental firms because it helps them make innovations to improve patient and practitioner satisfaction. Practitioners learn the value of teamwork by realizing that a team could accomplish more things than an individual can. They could also receive assistance when dealing with legal, human resources, payroll, compliance, or marketing issues. Seventy dental practices in six states are affiliates of MB2 Dental. There are 533 employees across the MB2 Dental locations. MB2 Dental is based in Carrollton,Texas.

He spends his normal days by coming up with new ideas and inspirations at night. One of his mentors taught him not to be a know-it-all person. Smart people are the source of great ideas for Chris. Villanueva has a passion for technology in dentistry. A challenging decision that Villanueva had to face was whether he should build infrastructure beforehand or afterhand. He thinks that everyone should take a vacation for self-reflection. A failure that Chris encountered as an entrepreneur was that he opened a pizzeria that was not successful in selling good pizza. The staff in Dr. Villanueva’s office escape from work stress by playing with nerf guns. Having the right employees in the business has helped Dr. Villanueva’s business grow. Villanueva had to create a customized software for MB2 Dental because the company’s business platform was complex. Another reason for software customization was compliance. Therefore, “Jarvis” software was developed. Start With Why by Simon Sinek is the favorite book of Dr. Villanueva. This book has helped MB2 Dental in setting its vision as a company. Owners at the MB2 Dental participate in retreats two times a year. In these retreats, they can connect with other dentists in their field who have similar interests.

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