Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva is the highly inspired founder of the company MB2 Dental Solutions, a dental practice management firm that was created by a dentist, for dentists.
Due to Dr. Villanueva’s medical background and having been on both sides of the fence, so to speak, he knows exactly what to do in order for MB2 Dental to thrive. In which he revealed that is not getting caught up in the trivial day-to-day tasks and micromanaging, a mistake far too many CEOs make; and instead trusting his staff and recognizing his job, as he bluntly puts it, is to “stay the heck out of the way” and focus on setting the vision for the company and inspiring his staff. This concept seems to be working immensely for him as he currently has 70 affiliated offices in six states, with over 500 employees. MB2 Dental prides itself on being fully committed to helping dentist practitioners preserve control over how they practice,including assistance with anything ranging from legal issues to payroll, to any marketing challenges they may encounter.
Dr. Villanueva is a very driven entrepreneur, but says that not taking himself too seriously has been key to his success and daily productivity. He is one to enjoy his typical work by keeping his office lighthearted and fun while providing assistance to his clients. In a one-on-one interview, Dr. Villanueva shares advice from a mentor that helps him in his daily life and that is to “never be the smartest person in the room”. This piece of advice inspires him to always surround himself with intelligent, highly creative and outspoken team members. Hiring the right people for his firm is what gives MB2 its youthful edge and is what keeps Dr. Villanueva motivated. He believes collaborating with others is what takes something that is just merely an idea and brings it to full completion in the best way, embodying an array of perspectives. However, this isn’t to say that all his great ideas are formed in a meeting room, as a “night owl” Dr. Villanueva gets a great deal of his ideas,sometimes randomly,in the late hours of the night when his four young children are asleep,or sometimes even in the middle of playing video games with his kids! Dr. Chris S. Villanueva and his standards of business with MB2 Dental Solutions are effectively changing lives in a positive way as they continue to break new ground in the world of dentistry and business.