MB2 Dental Donates After Harvey

Hurricane Harvey hit Huston in 2017 three times, moving back out to sea and coming back twice after its initial landfall. The category 4 storm, the largest to hit Texas in over 50 years, brought winds, floods and rain in record setting quantities. Dropping more than 15 trillion tons of water on south Texas, the storm kept doing flood damage long after it dissipated. More than 60 people lost their lives and thousand more lost pets, homes and possession, finding themselves displaced in quantities that the state and the nation were not prepared to deal with. One of the many businesses effected by Harvey was MB2 Dental. MB2 Dental is a dental business services provider based in Texas and operating in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico, Tennessee and Alaska.

Founded by dentist Dr. Chris Villanueva in 2007 the company provides business services to independent dental practices. These service are similar to what a dental practice would get from a provider network, allowing dentists to operate their own business with all the benefits of being in a provider network without having to actually be in one. MB2 Dental was hit by Harvey, having 25 of its Texas clinics and over 200 of its over 1,000 employees losing or suffereing damage to their homes and possessions. Thankful none of the MB2 Dental employees were among the fatalities.

Seeing their own suffer as well as the communities they serve, MB2 Dental opened a GoFundMe page with the goal of raising at least $100,000 in cash and donations. they had $83k in donations in under a month, many from employees who wanted to help. The founder also donated $15,000 to the donation drive. They also brought in material donations such as clothing, beds and bedding, food, bottled water and more. Villanueva has stated he ws proud of the MB2 employee family for the response to this disaster, saying that while profits come and go the real impact and legacy of MB2 is the help they provide to their employees, clients, patients and communities in time of need, such as when Hurricane Harvey had hit Texas.