Compare Coast Dental Services vs Kool Smiles BETA

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Coast Dental Services

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Kool Smiles

Employee Ratings

  • Coast Dental Services scored higher in 6 areas: Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Kool Smiles scored higher in 1 area: CEO Approval.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Overall Rating and Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 166 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 275 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Coast Dental Services employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Kool Smiles employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Work-life balance
3.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Coast Dental Services employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Kool Smiles employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Coast Dental Services Ceo Derek Diasti
64%
64%Derek Diasti
CEO Approval
Kool Smiles Ceo Dr. Dale Mayfield & Dr. David Vieth
67%
67%Dr. Dale Mayfield & Dr. David Vieth
Kool Smiles employees rated their CEO Approval 3% higher than Coast Dental Services employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
64%
Coast Dental Services employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 9% higher than Kool Smiles employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
55%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
63%
Coast Dental Services employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 23% higher than Kool Smiles employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
40%

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What Employees Say

  • "Pay is good" was the most mentioned Pro at Coast Dental Services.
  • "Quality dental care" was the most mentioned Pro at Kool Smiles.
  • "Patient care" was the most mentioned Con at Coast Dental Services.
  • "Dentists" was the most mentioned Con at Kool Smiles.
Pros
Pros
"Pay is good"(in 6 reviews)
"Patient care"(in 6 reviews)
Pros
"Quality dental care"(in 18 reviews)
"Dentists"(in 15 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Patient care"(in 12 reviews)
"Dentist"(in 12 reviews)
Cons
"Dentists"(in 13 reviews)
"Call center"(in 9 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Coast Dental Services full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Employees are such great people

Cons

This company does not care about their employees. All they care about is how they can make a buck. And they will fire you if for any reason you are not making money in fact for they last 5 years... every year around Christmas they fire at least 10 to 25 people right before Christmas and after . Everyone is always on edge wondering if they will have a job .. Going through the hardest time of everyone’s life they sent out an email to everyone saying you will not be able to use any PTO time at all and this is vacation time earned . This happened before Covid 19 . And at Christmas and thanksgiving . No one could even enjoy time with their family’s because they did not have time paid. Also they blocked all schedules so no one could take PTO but yet told everyone we could not work because doctors are off . Through all of this about 29 people were laid off and but they continue to see patients. But they did not even call or notified anyone. But they received help financially. They got rid of people left and right and hired new ones right after. But stated they had to let everyone go because they could not afford to keep . WOW if I could say anything to warn you don’t go to work for this company. Because as soon as you do it’s only a matter of time before you are fired . In the past year they fired over 46 people for no reason. And they people they fired are such great people. It’s just so sad to know that as hard as you work for this company it does not matter .. I fact the CCO was with them 17 years and the owners told him with. No warring no write up 4 months ago told him well we don’t need you anymore. Same thing with the RVP and 4 DM . And I can’t tell you how many managers and staff . This list goes on and on ..

Advice to Management

Never

Former Employee - Dental Hygienist

I worked at Kool Smiles full-time for less than a year

Pros

Fun environment, great team atmosphere, competitive pay, very ethical

Cons

Takes a long time to get full time status and benefits, hours get cut when it’s slow

Job Postings

Coast Dental Services has 115 more recently posted open jobs than Kool Smiles.