“Be the change you want to see in the world” - Mahatma Ghandi.
My name is Dr Tim, and we are that change! I started Acorn Dentistry for Kids in 2017 with the vision to fill a significant void in our area of Oregon and change the way pediatric dentistry is done. With personal investment, a lot of sweat equity, and more great doctors coming on board, we have grown to five great clinics within 3 years, and we are not close to being done yet. We are a group of entrepreneurial-minded doctors that value the group practice model, maintaining ownership by doctors who are actually seeing the patients - not private equity firms. We are looking for more entrepreneurial-minded pediatric dentists to help create a legacy group dental practice together here in the Pacific Northwest.
Acorn Dentistry for Kids is leading the way in creating the ultimate patient and family experience for ALL families in the community. We choose to take care of every child in our community regardless of which insurance they have (or lack thereof, and have our own in-house membership plan to help). Most dentists around here - including pediatric dentists - got into school claiming they want to help the underserved Medicaid population, yet close their doors to those most in need of their help and compassion once they get into practice. We choose to grow rather than exclude (we expect a 50% growth in production this year alone), and stand for equal access and quality treatment for ALL kids in the communities we serve.
We believe employees are our number one asset and have zero tolerance for poor treatment of employees who help us serve our community. We pay them well, provide benefits and do not see them as “disposable” like many offices do. We spend a lot of time and resources on developing our team, starting with off-site culture and communication training upon hire. Doctors take the lead role in cultivating that positive culture we all want to have. A common comment from visitors that I hear is "everyone seems so happy". That positive work environment is the result of our cumulative efforts.
Together we have developed our core values that provide the framework for the Acorn Culture: 1. Team Loyalty, Honesty and Respect; 2. Lead With Empathy; 3. Choose Your Attitude; 4. Make It Personal; 5. Be A Lifetime Learner; 6. Be A Little Acorny; 7. Ask “What If” and Celebrate the Possibilities of Tomorrow; 8. Create Magical Moments; 9. Be Humble; 10. Be Grateful
We train as a team each month on these values, and performance reviews use our values as the framework for our discussions and decision making. These are led by the doctor, NOT an office manager.
We have created a unique business model that does away with the traditional corporate hierarchy, and instead use a shared leadership model that creates an inside-out approach to accountability, rather than top-down, and gets rid of the micro-management feel of typical corporate structures. No one wakes up in the morning and says, "I can't wait to be managed today." But we do wake up and say, "I want purpose to my work" and "I want leadership opportunity." This is the environment we are creating.
IF YOU SEEK TO BE A LEADER FOR GOOD IN EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR LIFE, this is the opportunity you are looking for.
Come join an incredible group of doctors and team members that love and support each other and our patients each and every day, as we continue to grow and serve. Mentorship from and comradery with other doctors is built-in, and is great for both a new doctor right out of school, as well as an experienced provider to jump right in and add to the momentum we now have. We all help each other be the best doctors and leaders we can be.
To get a summary of what we are working on, please watch this Simon Sinek video:
This is a very special doctor-owner model (not a private equity / corporate model) and we offer equal equity ownership after only one year. I am not keeping majority ownership as the founder like most others do. This is truly a legacy project for me, to be passed on to other doctors over the years. Associates are guaranteed a fantastic pay during their first year of associateship while working toward ownership after that first year. All professional fees and CE covered, with medical/dental/vision plan in place. Relocation stipend also provided if needed.
Oh, and by the way, you also get to live in the pristine Pacific Northwest where all sorts of outdoor adventures await. The Pacific Ocean, snow sports, water sports, hiking, biking, farm tours, city life and quaint small towns are all at your fingertips. The foodie culture’s not too bad either :) Come discover why Oregon is such a desirable place to live.
Please respond to this ad to find out more about this incredible opportunity. We look forward to sharing it with you.
Must be entrepreneurial minded, be a long-term thinker, and want to be a team leader in addition to a great clinician.
2 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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About Acorn Dentistry for Kids
Private practice pediatric dentistry group looking for more entrepreneurial minded doctors to help grow the practices.