Dr. Chris Villanueva is the founder of MB2 Dental. MB2 Dental is a company that was designed to provide dentists with the best of both worlds. In other words, it was created to provide them with the kinds of resources and support that they need without putting unreasonable conditions on them. It is headed by people who are dentists themselves, like Dr. Villanueva.
In an interview, Dr. Villanueva was asked how he makes his days productive, and what they look like. He said he is a night owl. He added that he always follows the advice he was given to never be the smartest in the room. In other words, if you surround yourself with people who are smarter and more successful than you, you will strive to be like them and work on yourself to get there. You will also be able to learn from them. Another way he remains productive is by not getting in everyone’s way. He said that many CEOs make the mistake of always getting involved in the smallest details of their companies. Sometimes, however, this will just make things more complicated. It is usually best to focus on the things that matter the most and let others do the small jobs that you assigned to them. As long as you have the right people, you just have to keep them motivated and give them the vision of what you want to be accomplished.
When asked how he brings ideas to life, Dr. Villanueva explained that since he surrounds himself with smart people, they help breathe life into his ideas. If you have good cooperation and good collaboration with other people, you can get a lot of things done. He believes that it is always better to work together than to work alone and that you will get a lot more done that way. He added that he gets his best ideas at times that you would not have thought of, such as two in the morning, while playing video games with his kids, or during lunch.
When asked what trend excites him the most, he explained that he is excited about how technology is changing things, and how it is changing the dental industry. He is a tech guy as a hobby, he explained, and he loves seeing the new things that come out each year which help out patients. Everything is about the patient at the end of the day.