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Willamette Dental Group Reviews

Updated Nov 29, 2019

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3.7
64%
Recommend to a Friend
84%
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Willamette Dental Group CEO Eugene Skourtes (no image)
Eugene Skourtes
163 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and wonderful people to work with(in 27 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, Vacation time, Opportunity to grow(in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, limited professional autonomy, micromanagement(in 15 reviews)

  • "Overworked dentists and hygentists - noncompetes make it hard to leave(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "WDG IS the Employer Of Choice!"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing team environment- everyone helps each other and has your back. They appreciate their employees and show it! Management listens to their staff and are there for support. Three days off each week. Offices are fully stocked with plenty of supplies. Excellent competitive salary. Other local offices available to work at when doctors are on vacation.

    Cons

    Late-running nights make super long days. Sometimes patients are double & triple booked & it's hard to stay on track.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Willamette Dental Group2019-11-30
  2. "Excellent place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Advocate in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and huge potential

    Cons

    I don’t know of any

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    Willamette Dental Group2019-10-19
  3. "Impossible to do ethical dentistry in this environment"

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    Former Employee - General Dentist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent salary

    Cons

    Impossible to meet goals, salaried at 40 hrs/week but they expect you to work more than that (they overbook your patient schedule, which causes you to work late in the evening to complete chart notes and other admin. duties. They tell you you have freedom as a provider to to make treatment choices and options choices that you feel are the best for patient, but this is not at all true. They want you to do... inexpensive, less costly treatment. They only allow patients to come in once/year for routine cleanings, even if patient prefers a 6 month cleaning. It was difficult for me to justify this and other treatment options to patient.

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    Advice to Management

    I wish that management would value their employees more and for that matter value their patients more. It is unfortunate that a provider who has dedicated himself to the company for many years, is loved by his co-workers and received excellent patient reviews for all of those years, can be fired by a manager who has never worked with him, has never gotten to know him and his work ethic. In other words, Open your... eyes!!! Realize when you have an employee who is a huge asset to your company!!

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    Willamette Dental Group2019-11-07
  4. Helpful (1)

    "WDG"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dental Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Willamette Dental Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay. Good employer

    Cons

    Horrible scrubs long hours

    Willamette Dental Group2019-08-29
  5. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Willamette Dental Group

    Pros

    Great support, great teams, benfits are outstanding

    Cons

    Long days but its only 4 days a week

    Willamette Dental Group2019-08-09
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Haven for lazy, incompetent, con-artist office managers"

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    Former Employee - Lead PSR 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good insurance benefits, fun yearly company party

    Cons

    I second this review: Very poor management. Ignore office bullying and harassment. Micro manage the hard working employees and reward the lazy, incompetent employees. Employees are afraid to speak up as they will be reprimanded, given warnings or let go. I have never seen anything like this. In summary, it was like working with Mr. Hart in the movie 9 to 5.

    Willamette Dental Group2019-09-10
  7. "Good insurance"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Registered Dental Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Willamette Dental Group full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedules and good benefits, get to help people

    Cons

    burnout, depends on office but some offices with micromanagement

    Willamette Dental Group2019-08-20
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Insurance company first, dental company 2nd."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dentist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits, 4 day work weeks, employee engagement

    Cons

    Long hours, micromanagement, dishonesty, outdated equipment and practices, and lack of clinical autonomy. Being clinically conservative is masked as being good for the patient but in reality it is because it is a self HMO plan provider. It is really about keeping as much of the money from the insurance side as possible and not have to provide treatment. Ultra conservative to the point where they try to stop you... from doing procedures until too late to fix or you have to do compromised patchwork. They have a dollar amount goal of how little you are supposed to do per patient.

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    Willamette Dental Group2019-07-25
  9. "Amazing company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dental Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Willamette Dental Group part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and wonderful people to work with!

    Cons

    Starting wage may be low.

    Willamette Dental Group2019-06-20
  10. Helpful (4)

    "A permanent stain on your resume"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Dentist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Willamette Dental Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, PTO, and a clinically focused role.

    Cons

    Impossibly full schedules, micromanagement, unattainable performance metrics, contracts built to force retention, legacy focused CEO/owner, limited scope of practice, low tech equipment, and a tendency to fire anyone who dares to ask tough questions or make suggestions. As the rest of the profession moves towards digital dentistry, implant restorations, hybrid dentures, same day restorations, etc. you will get... really good at SDF, protective restorations, telling people their wisdom teeth should stay until they really hurt, denying specialty services, and limiting access to routine cleanings. The icing on the cake is a limited ability to contribute to your 401K due to being a highly compensated employee at a business where they don't pay enough for anyone else to make contributions.

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    Advice to Management

    Be honest when recruiting and work on retention like your future depends on it.

    Willamette Dental Group2019-05-24
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