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Pacific Dental Services Employee Reviews about "dentistry"

Updated 12 Jul 2019

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Pacific Dental Services CEO Stephen Thorne
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Pros
  • "dentists who move into ownership have opportunity to make a lot of money(in 41 reviews)

  • "As a dentist, I am solely able to focus on my dentistry(in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • "They don't care about the dentists(in 59 reviews)

  • "You have to be cognizant of what it takes to create a good work life balance, but that's largely dependent on your skill set as a manager(in 49 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Don't do it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Dental Services full-time

    Pros

    cerec training free trip to california for training for 1 wk Benefits are ok

    Cons

    Everything else..forget your ethics here.. you will never make over that guarantee. Especially with insurances accepted. daily production goals to meet....a patient is an "opportunity". managers (office and regional) telling you how to tx plan and role play with you on how to "sell" dentistry. I DON'T SEE THEIR DENTAL DEGREE ON THE WALL?

    Pacific Dental Services2018-12-27
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Dental Services full-time

    Pros

    Great training program, really helps you to understand how to be successful.

    Cons

    Very focused on sales, felt like I was selling dentistry much of the time.

    Pacific Dental Services2018-10-16
  3. "Dental Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Dental Services full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, nas room for growth.

    Cons

    It's coorporate dentistry and sometimes feels very sales driven.

    Advice to Management

    Put more emphasis on quality of care rather than sales.

    Pacific Dental Services2018-09-22
  4. Helpful (24)

    "General Dentist"

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    Current Employee - General Dentist in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I initially had reservations working for PDS due to the corporate reputation. However, I am so glad I did. PDS has exceeded every expectation I’ve had. As a dentist, I am solely able to focus on my dentistry. I do not have to worry about insurance, hiring/firing employees, marketing, etc. Before PDS, I worked in private practice. My work life balance has vastly improved since switching. Other pros include the amount...

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    Cons

    Occasionally open extended hours (7PM) and Saturdays. However, I worked these hours in private practice as well.

    Pacific Dental Services2018-03-19
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Dentist"

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    Current Employee - Owner Dentist in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Dental Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good overall income Control over your dentistry Technology Training

    Cons

    A company that is growing too fast and appears to be losing its heart in order to produce more revenue. Lack of qualified personelle Valued only for how much money you can generate

    Advice to Management

    Honestly listen to your dentists and Owner doctors. Management does actually apply all their own advice to their relationship with the dentists. There is a lack of transparency and a tendency to ignore the increased pressures placed on the owners that continues to increase pressure on Owner Dentists, without increasing their compensation.

    Pacific Dental Services2018-02-03
  6. Helpful (1)

    "dental hygienist position"

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    Former Employee - Hygienist in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    just they took us to a training session and had a class in laser training.

    Cons

    the offices they offer are all about production. the locations compete with each other and the office I worked was was a complete chaos. The doctor was basically was only interested to make more and more. The manager had it and after several years of work quit and got a better position with better pay and less hours in another corporation. The new manager was basically clueless and HAD NO KNOWLEDGE ABOUT CHARTS OR...

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    Advice to Management

    foremost you are in health industry treat it as such. you are responsible for people's well being at the end of the day then MONEY

    Pacific Dental Services2018-02-09
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good for new doctor be careful"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Pacific Dental Services part-time

      Pros

      Clean office new equipment no experience beeded

      Cons

      Poor management doc takes all the risks and corporate promotes pushing dentistry and medical history medications the best treatment for the patient is not emphasized. You work on patients for free

      Advice to Management

      Transparency and honesty

      Pacific Dental Services2018-02-05
    • Helpful (1)

      "Growing Organization With Great Values and a Supportive Team"

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      Current Employee - Lead Generator in Irvine, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      In a nutshell- Supportive team, fun atmosphere, patient-focused, living out values and "we believe" statements in everyday business, professional and personal growth opportunities, and giving back to communities. TEAM- Specifically, within our team at our National Support Center, our leadership team has always made sure to recognize great performance, celebrate birthdays and special events, and provide support when...

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      Cons

      Being that it is a growing organization, there are some kinks that still need to be ironed out with processes and systems to be more efficient. The good news, is the leadership and executive team recognizes this and is in process to make things better. Also, the two pieces of consistent feedback for improvement are benefits and communication. There has always been a disconnect with some communication between departments,...

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      Advice to Management

      1) Continue to seek feedback from your team members to find out how to improve culture, systems, and processes. 2) Offer more options for medical benefits, and offer more time off.

      Pacific Dental Services2017-11-02
    • Helpful (1)

      "Dentist"

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      Current Employee - Dentist 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

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

      Pros

      Systems to ensure perfect patient experience well designed. Brand new technology such as Cerec and X Ray equipment. Well trained staff to help with dental procedures and consults. Great bonuses and motivation to perform high quality Dentistry.

      Cons

      Long hours. HMO! A lot of outside work hours commitments. Need to schedule meeting during lunch or work hours.

      Advice to Management

      Good job overall. Maybe watch work life balance a little more to have more staff retention.

      Pacific Dental Services2017-08-20
    • Helpful (5)

      "OM"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Fair pay as long as you are NOT convinced they are doing you a favor to go salary. Nice and modern facilities

      Cons

      Any dental office that is hiding they are corporate with names on the door that do not even work there should be a red flag to anyone, employee or patient. Dentists at that time were mostly just out of college and in the "practice" for exactly that. They want management to not be familiar with dentistry as to not know the obvious dental protocol. The all mighty dollar and...

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      Advice to Management

      Treat others as you would like to be treated. Get a charity that is right here in the USA, not Ethiopia.

      Pacific Dental Services2017-08-20

      Pacific Dental Services Response

      August 29, 2017HR

      We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We are proud of the fact that our facilities are nice, clean and modern but we are even more proud of our business model Private Practice +. One element of that model allows our owner dentists more time to mentor and train new ...

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