Out of touch management causes a lot of unnessary problems.
Office Assistant (Former Employee), Oklahoma city, OK – April 16, 2014
Pros: at one time was a great company to work for.
Cons: poor management
Started out as a good company, but that soon changed when the money was more important than staff and patients. Staff is required to over book the schedule. Patients in and out of the chair as fast as you can. Worried about production and paperwork than quality care. Clinic ran by a micromanaging managers who never gives any positivity only negativity – more... and knows nothing about running a dental office. Management needs to get in-touch with staff. Their polices do not fit all the circumstances that involve the clinics . Doctors have their own way of doing things. The staff trying to please corporate , doctors and patients. Staff has been cut back in every clinic. causing undue stress on employees.
There is just too much unprofessional things going on. Poor cleanings and faulty exams. No dental Hygienist. Corporate cover up. Especially when it involves doctors.
I enjoyed working with my co-workers and the patients at Ocean dental. Most of the time it was very enjoyable. Hardest part of the job was corporate management. They needed to let the clinics practice dentistry and support the needs of doctors and staff. – less
Dental Hygienist (Current Employee), El Paso, TX – February 9, 2014
My coworkers are enjoyable to work with. Its all about team work. The hardest part of my job is the schedule is not consistent and the gossip. The enjoyable part is some of the friendships that I have made and knowing some of the patients that I have helped along the way.
Don't waste your time, won't be long before your looking to escape!
Dental Assistant (Current Employee), Warr Acres, OK – October 25, 2013
Cons: over worked, under appreciated, bad quality care, wasted government money, bad mgmt, etc.
You do not want to work at this place! This office is ran by a very lazy micromanaging manager, who is very insecure and emotional who never gives any positivity only negativity and knows nothing about running a dental office besides sitting at her desk! The assistants are like slave drivers! Throwing kids in and out of the chair as fast as you can – more... wasting up government $ on poor cleanings and faulty exams! Not to mention all they equipment is old and so filthy! Don't waste your time or health on this low paying disaster! – less
Office Manger (Former Employee), New Orleans, LA – August 3, 2013
Pros: happy patients
Cons: short staff
I began dentistry in the year of 1990 my senior year in high school. I was introduced to dentistry by my childhood dentist. I use to walk to the office after school to shadow him... fell in love with dentistry and decided to make a career out of it.
Clinical Manager (Former Employee), Oklahoma City – July 11, 2013
• Responsible for the continuing education, training, and certification of new and experienced employees. • Conducted interviews for all management positions and make hiring recommendations. • Monitored, evaluated, and counseled staff of 10 employees. • Researched, developed curriculum for, and conducted monthly staff training. • Fostered a teamwork/open-door – more... environment. • Overseeing disciplinary action and managing HR records. – less
Dental Front Office Assistant (Former Employee), Shreveport, LA – April 11, 2013
Working at Ocean Dental was a great experience for me. My job was to greet the patients and their parents. Sometimes we had angry patients and sometimes the day would go smoothly. It was my job to make sure that every patient was welcomed with open arms and if they weren't unhappy, I would try to find ways to help solve the problem so that they would – more... return to the clinic. Overall, Ocean Dental was a great place to work. – less
Community Awareness Representative (Marketing) (Former Employee), Pharr, TX – January 30, 2013
Pros: enjoy meeting new people and building long term relationships
Cons: quota too high for the area
Everyday I would go out into the community and build partnerships with schools, doctors offices and non-profit organizations. I would schedule new patients and follow up with them on what their experience was at the office. I learned about the dental industry and how it works. My co-workers were great and lots of fun to work with. The hardest part of – more... my job was getting all the scheduled patients in to the office. The best part was all the relationships I built within the community. – less
Office Assistant (Former Employee), Shreveport, LA – November 13, 2012
OCEAN DENTAL WAS A GREAT ENVIROMENT TO WORK IN.THE MOST ENJOYABLE PART OF THE JOB WAS MEETING A LOT OF DIFFERENCE PEOPLE WHO CAME INTO THE CLINIC AND THE PEOPLE I WORKED WITH. WHEN I STARTED WORKING FOR THE COMPANY I HAD A WONDERFUL SUPERVISOR, SHE WAS HONEST AND DID NOT MIND GETTING HER HAND DIRTY TO SHOW ME THE ROPES OF THE COMPANY. I GOT ALONG WITH – more... EVERY BODY NO PROBLEMS. I DID NOT FIND ANYTHING HARD ABOUT THE JOB. – less
Office Assistant (Former Employee), Little Rock, AR – October 3, 2012
Pros: after working here you will have a greater appreciation for your new job.
Cons: poor unskilled management, high turnover, doesn't care about employees
Don't care about employees. Management doesn't have the skills needed to manage properly. Shows favorites. Very High Turnover, Policies such as being docked a minute if you are late never mind if you stay late or not. You can be docked 2 or 3 minutes. Personal favorites are given preference even if they don't have the skills for a job.
Don't waste your time....lowest pay they can get you for. No christmas bonus....no raises besides the one you get once a year...company so big that the people who really could give you a raise never really even see you work and never know what your worth. No matter what you do, missing no days putting up with rude and or belittling Drs....you are still – more... just a replaceable employee (dime a dozen). They like to bring new people in and put them in high positions even if you've been with the company forever and deseve the position. It's a slave job for sure, they'll work you to death and expect you to do it fast.....I could go on and on...just not worth it. – less
Patient Account Representative (Former Employee), Stillwater, OK – August 7, 2012
Pros: decent pay, and benefits
Cons: harrasement, not family oriented, not education oriented
They started out as a good family oriented company, but that soon changed when the money was more important then the employees. They stopped giving christmas bonuses, froze everyones pay, but went out and bought a personal jet. Got new managers who would not allow you to attend school (which was a previous arrangement), would not let you take off for – more... doctor appointments (even when you had PTO), and continued to make it impossible for people with families to work there. If you arrived one minute late you where given a point after so many points you would be written up, and there was no parking so you would have to drive around the block to park on the street walk to the building, unlock it, get to your desk get your computer up and running to clock in. – less
Dental Assistant (Former Employee), Warr Acres – June 9, 2012
I was a coronal polisher at this company for a year. They like to hire assistants at a low price and have them clean all the kids teeth.and fast.. no appreciation and they are more worried about production and paperwork than quality care, no legit bonus systems, just HARD work.