Dental Dreams Reviews

Updated 21 Jan 2021

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2.8
51%
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Dental Dreams Owner & Founder  Sameera Hussain (no image)
Sameera Hussain
127 Ratings
Pros
  • "I've always liked working with other dentists(in 16 reviews)

  • "doctors are nice, average benefits(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Too much pressure on production, management thinks they’re better than dentists, no support whatsoever for new grads and new(in 17 reviews)

  • "Assistant and front desk do not have much experience(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "GoGo Dentists!"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Dental Hygienist in Davenport, FL

    I worked at Dental Dreams full-time

    Pros

    A great work environment, wonderful staff

    Cons

    Long hours, some kids bite

  2. "Great job"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Dental Hygienist in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Dental Dreams part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome staff to work with

    Cons

    There are no cons here


  3. "Not a bad way to spend first year out of school"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Dentist in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dental Dreams full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay Good way to gain initial exposure to field and get your speed up

    Cons

    Questionable management and work environment All cliche stigma associated with corporate dentistry Changed minimum guarantee policy without adequate notice

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  4. "Ok for a year"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Dentist in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dental Dreams full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great experience, opportunity to get your speed up with patient care

    Cons

    management is not knowledgeable about dental care; they are only concerned with production

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Okay for new grads, Don't waste your time."

    2.0
    Former Employee - General Dentist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Dental Dreams full-time

    Pros

    Gain lots of experience with decent pay for a new grad.

    Cons

    Terrible management, HR has NO idea what they're doing. Upper management only cares about money and provide the worst materials and equipment. They try to take every penny from you. You have to keep track of your paycheck to make sure they paid you the correct amount.

  6. "Find something else"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - General Dentist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dental Dreams full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have met some great dentists working there.

    Cons

    Literally, everything else. Many other opportunities out there.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Better than nothing, but only barely"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Ypsilanti, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dental Dreams full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It's something to put on your resume. The rest of the staff at my location are all great, and I wish them all the best. Gaining some experience in administrative duties.

    Cons

    Long, grueling hours full of thankless labor. Most of my time spent at the front was either dealing with salty patients or making calls like a telemarketer begging people to come in. I'm usually screamed at by patients in person once a week, and over the phone once a day. You have to have thick skin just to survive here, and there is no hope of "success". The goalposts move to always be in front of you, so no matter how hard you work, it will never be enough to fill the pockets of the corporate slugs who own your labor. There is absolutely no training whatsoever. You either figure out the job on your own in the first month, or you get the hell out of there. No one has the time or energy to train you, considering they're also getting screamed at by patients. The pay is pathetic, the benefits are nonexistent, and your paid breaks are not guaranteed. I often find myself with new responsibilities that were not in my job description, but because no one else is capable, I end up doing those jobs while not seeing any form of recompense. The managers have a strict focus: production. They will do whatever it takes to get patients in the chair and boost their numbers, including scheduling an impossible number of patients from day to day.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Ok to start at but not great long term"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Dental Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dental Dreams full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good for immediate job hire and quick experience

    Cons

    -not great management - crazy hectic and can have horrible and 10+ hr days - corporation only about money and production so you and the patients are not cared about - understaffed, lacked needed supplies, unprofessional at times -

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible Place to Work"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dental Dreams full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you need a job they will hire you

    Cons

    No training, then fire people in a month if they cannot figure out the job on their own

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  10. COVID-19
    Helpful (5)

    "Not what it seems!"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Dentist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dental Dreams full-time

    Pros

    The doctors and assistants themselves are nice

    Cons

    New doctors that are coming in are being told 5 days before their start date that the minimum guarantee that’s written in the contract is only going to be given for the first 3 months - they make that change 5 days before the doctor starts, so they have no choice but to accept, since they’re already moved and have set up their lives in that area. They have been doing this to all new doctors. They purposely do not tell them in advance. They just receive a call telling them how horrible corona virus has been for the business and that they need you to sign this addendum to the contract before you can start. They don’t follow the contract when it comes to the sign-on bonus. You don’t receive the first 1/4th And 2nd 1/4th until the first check - assuming you’re still getting a bonus, since they’ve apparently stopped giving bonuses. The “easing you in as a new dentist” is not true. You’ll receive a 90% full schedule on your first day. The 3 days of “training” are pointless, as well. The first day is just to go over paper work and cover things like what you should write in your notes on patients, and how to chart what you did, and HIPPAA and OSHA stuff. Day 2 and 3 are just shadowing days. Very few assistants are certified to take radiographs. Most assistants are part-time and do not know much about dentistry at all. They are not trained. They pick up things as they go. Things are very unorganized. And although it says fully electronic, it’s not. Many forms are in paper form. There is no panoramic machine, so only BWs and PAs are taken - by the radio certified assistants. If you have an assistant that isn’t certified, you have to wait until one is available to take the radiographs for you, while the non-trained one with you is in the back figuring out what you meant by “grab some forceps.” Sometimes the office manager has to take radiographs, because there isn’t anyone available. I’ve had to go off of past radiographs on some patients because literally no one was able to take radiographs. There are many small things that just add up that makes the experience frustrating at times Almost every doctor stays for 1 year and leaves, because that’s how uninviting the system is. There are horror stories about doctors being cheated out of their money once they give in their 3 month notice. The only thing that matters to the people above you is money - which shouldn’t be a surprise. However, you’ll be blown away by how much they push that on you. They will meet with you and show you every doctor’s name and how much money they produce and how much they take home - they don’t cover up names or info- and show you where you fall into the list. I could go on and on, but I won’t. Just know that here it’s quantity over quality. Just keep these things in mind before you make a decision. I hope this helps you. Good luck

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