In 2004, Dr. Villanueva, known as Dr. V, earned his DMD from Nova Southeastern in Florida. Upon graduation, Dr. V did what any smart, young graduate would do – drove 16 hours overnight to Dallas, TX chasing a girl (now his lovely wife and mother of his four children, Carol).
Dr. V spent the next few years working at various DSOs and private practices, recognizing the benefits and challenges of each. In 2007, unwilling to settle for either option, his eccentric “out of the box” thinking lead to the creation of one of the most progressive, fast growing dental platforms in the country. Through his leadership, Dr. V and his partner dentists have grown to over 125 affiliated practices in 8 states, making MB2 one of the largest doctor owned, privately funded DSOs in the industry. In 2017, Dr. V and his dental colleagues successfully partnered with private equity firm, Sentinel Capital; a transaction that allowed each of the then 37 dentist partners to take advantage of the enterprise value, an opportunity unheard of in the dental industry. Dr. V continues to serve as CEO of MB2, a highly differentiated platform to not only operate dental practices, but also a first of-its-kind investment platform for dentists.