Dental Associates
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This place had lots of potential, sadly poor management and no direction. Needs a lot of improvements if they plan on keeping employees and patients. Turn over in staff and lack of true investment of managing partner . Is deemed to continue to fail. Good employees not recognized but drama employees over shadow what could be a great place to work,.
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Productive and somewhat enjoyable enviornment

It's an overall ok environment to work. I enjoyed working with colleagues and the many different doctors. I worked in Oral Surgery and it was amazing working with the Oral maxillofacial surgeon I assisted. The downfall is the supervisors were a pain...
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  • Ability to meet personal goals
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Great people, terrible business model

DA used to be a great place. Then they changed the business model and just keep adding to their corporate structure, leaving those on the floor in the trenches, leading to severe burnout among staff, not to mention leading to resentment. Maybe they can figure it out someday, before it’s too late!


Lousy training, HIGH TURNOVER & severe burnout.
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Stressful work environment

Management is not good at all, very limited help, too long of hours, some doctors aren’t that good. Not fair with pay, not very respectful to some patients or employees and high stress work place. A lot of in and out with employees a lot of people eventually leave.
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Money focused conglomerate

I was an employee for many years under previous management and enjoyed my job and coworkers. Present management is unprofessional, disregards employee concerns, practices constant nepotism, and emotional decision making, leading to a very toxic environment.
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Unprofessional management

Most of the staff is awesome here but not all. The pay is very low for all positions. The manager is unprofessional under pressure. I would not recommend working for this company.
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Work day ok. Staff is problematic

Truthfully, now that it’s not a 12 hr workday u can prob make it thru the day but excessive cattiness and inter office environment isn’t healthy. I experienced a constant dump of more work being added to duties. Remodeled office (no cordless polishers No support good or bad. It’s a general office turned more corporate approach , more and more duties , few raises,


Big windows


Raises are far between, upon exit Vaca pay and benefits are withdrawn
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Run fast

To many women working there, they will badmouth you but be nice to your face, gossip Is rampant there, some new drama everyday, long hours co workers who like to boss you around


Long days, so many patients feeling entitled
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Drama and Gossip

Constant gossiping and drama here, management included! Felt like high school! Loved working with patients but the gossip is too much! If you’re not gonna be a brown noser and worship the ground that the Dentists/Hygienists walk on, don’t waste your time!




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Wonder place to work

I very much enjoyed my time at Dental Associates. The other assistants and hygienist were friends and a no drama type of team. They like to keep employees educated on new technology.


Caring and understanding Dentists, help with health plan premiums


Office manager is passive aggressive and makes it difficult to speak with them when help is needed.
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Just don't do it

DA sounded like a great place to work at....I was fooled. They oversold the position HIGHLY. They say family environment, and it's far from it. Issues were constantly brought up to management and they didn't care and didn't listen. They praise the ones that do nothing and give them shoutouts. They don't seem to care about emergency medical issues that come up. I got scolded during my probation period (of 12 weeks no pto) for going to an urgent OBGYN appt. They don't give raises and it's impossible to move around. You feel tossed around and not cared about. They are only money hungry and only *some* actually care about patients
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We work like a hamster in a wheel. Continuous work every 40 minutes we see a new pt.

Most days are very busy with full schedules. Some days we do not get a break unless a pt cancels or no shows. One of the hardest parts of our job is when our team dr is out of the office, we must rely on the other dr to do our exams. There have been many times we are still waiting for an exam and out next pt has arrived. Another time consuming aspect is entering into computer and explaining to pt a large treatment plan. I have learned to mail large treatment plans to pt rather than get behind in schedule. Management has greatly improved, formerly was horrible. Most coworkers make the day enjoyable along with many pts.


free lunches few x year for meetings, service awards, benefits


lack of support from union, former mgmt
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poor communication

some co workers were nice and one wouldn't help when I asked a question. I was laid off due to covid and no one informed me of anything. I had to call HR to get answers and they weren't even that helpful




never informed
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Work culture

I worked there for 6 years and was great at my job. I got let go for the most BS reason. I was absolutely shocked. You are 100% expendable. There were a few wonderful people that were amazing to work with. For the amount of work I did and how well I made sure I did my job, I rarely got recognition for it. And the pay was very low for what everyone does there. It took me almost 6 years to make a $2.25 raise.


Their dental insurance is great! Paid holidays


Health insurance is horrible, Long hours, Low pay, So much drama.... so much, Corporate doesn’t care about you at all.
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Good work place if you keep to yourself

To start off management is awful. They favor people. It’s a corporate office. The technology is great & doctors are nice to work with however a LOT of drama within the work place. Be prepared for rumors! They will try to low ball you when they give you an offer... so if your going to work here ask for a big pay! You will need it to be able to keep up with everything! Yes you do get benefits better than maybe other dental offices but the medical is not good! Very high deductible!!!


Free lunch sometimes in meetings


Drama, management, no culture
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I really enjoyed my experience working here.

Great atmosphere and employees. Awesome patients and was happy to assist and help make comfortable and reassured. I have learned a lot from other departments and the fact we had always helped one another, you never felt alone in any task. I truly miss them all.


Learning something new constantly.


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not my favorite job

I did not like the culture or lower management. The benefits were changed and were not good. The dental benefits we worse than any dental plan i ever had.
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Can’t Wait to Find a New Job

The owners girlfriend, who has been promoted numerous times with little to no education to support her role should not be involved. Owner only considers the opinion of a few people
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Overall good

Better than a private practice potentially. There is a union which is nice so guaranteed raise. Some private offices can do “whatever” especially if family is involved.
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Most of the employees are on food stamps

Daily harassment, low pay, ignorant managers, and a out of touch computer program. They will not bend for you, they will just watch you break. Do not waste your time.
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Expect to do more than most

You do more than most others and they complain that your don’t do enough never expect management to care our help. Expected to keep the entire lab going as well to keep every other part of the workplace going. Feel like doing 3 jobs in 1
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2.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.5 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
2.3 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
1.9 out of 5 stars for Management
2.2 out of 5 stars for Culture

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