Dentists Can Lighten The Load With MB2 Managed Solutions

As a management solution provider, MB2 Dental is an affiliate network, consisting of over 80 independent dentists, located in six states. As a part of a larger network, each participating dentist maintains an independent clinical practice, but relies on organized services instead of in-house management. The managed services provided by MB2 Dental include: IT, human resources, procurement, business development and training, accounting and finance and marketing and billing and collections. In other words, dentists can focus on their patients, while knowing that the strategic business needs of the practice are being taken care of by MB2 Dental. The whole purpose of MB2 services is to let dentists concentrate on providing patient care, while they take care of everything else. Dentists who perform all their own operational functions have to hire staff, and ensure that they’re properly trained, this in addition to seeing patients. When dentists choose MB2 as a managed solutions provider, internal business functions are restructured.

Before joining the MB2 Dental affiliate network , each dentist participates in a free complimentary practice assessment. It’s during this assessment, that MB2 is able to determine which tailored management solutions would enhance their business model. The dentists are more than affiliates, they’re working partners and associates who also perform outside charity work together. They travel as a group to provide needed dental services to the underprivileged. But more than that, they’re a network of professional friends. The affiliate dentists also vacation together, recently enjoying a retreat off the grid in Cancun, Mexico.

One of the affiliate dentists, Dr. Akhil Reddy can attest to the benefits of MB2 management services. Born in Lubbock, Texas, Dr. Reddy attended the University of Pacific (California); where he earned his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. At 23, after matriculation into the doctorate program, at the same university, he graduated with honors. With his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, he moved to Dallas and opened an independent practice there. Reddy is an “influential member” associate of MB2. He really likes that the affiliation allowed him to be hands-on with his patients. Dr. Reddy saw the value in MB2 after it took him a long time to create a profitable practice. One of the benefits he enjoys most about MB2 is the marketing strategy, which generates new business for his practice. Dr. Akhil Reddy said Dale Carnegie’s ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ is his favorite book.

How One Company and It’s Founder is Helping Combat Family Violence in Dallas

A recent press release highlighted efforts to put an end to the life-threatening issue of family violence in Dallas. Dallas’ top organization supporting family violence victims is The Family Place. The organization was happy to have recently received a $1 million challenge grant from Highland Capital Management. The announcement from James Dondero, the co-founder, and president of HCM means that the organization is now more likely to raise the $2.8 million needed to ultimately reach the $16.5 million Legacy Campaign goal.

 

This grant pledged to match any funds raised for the campaign up to $1 million. The Legacy Campaign will pay for the construction of a counseling center in Dallas for victims of family violence. The center will include a dental and medical clinic, a call center, counseling rooms, job training spaces and 13 emergency shelter bedrooms. The campaign will also support its initial operating costs.

 

James Dondero is a businessman and philanthropist who got his start after being accepted into the Morgan Guaranty training program in 1984. The same year Dondero graduated with the highest honors receiving dual degrees in Finance and Accounting from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. James is also certified as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

 

James was employed at American Express fresh out of college as a Corporate Bond Analyst and in his 4 years with the company managed to work his way to becoming a Portfolio Manager of roughly $1 billion in fixed income funds. In 1993, he co-founded Highland Capital Management which is now responsible for handling nearly $14.9 billion in assets. Aside from The Family Place Dondero also supports other charitable organizations such as SMU’s Tower Scholars Program and the George W. Bush Presidential Library. The original press release is available here.