Chosen as a Champion for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
HILLSBORO, Ore. (June 29, 2023) – Willamette Dental Group, the largest multi-specialty group dental practice in the Pacific Northwest, has been recognized for its dedication to diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) by winning the 2023 Employee Voice Award from Quantum Workplace for the fifth time. The company received the DEI Champion Award, a category created specifically for the company to recognize its significant work on DEI initiatives. Previous years Willamette Dental Group won the Employee Voice Award are 2012, 2016, 2017, and 2019.
“Through celebrating and learning about one another’s differences we continue to create a home where we are seen in a light that is becoming of our individual character. Demonstrating care and empathy is ingrained into the essence of Willamette Dental,” said Dr. Nicholas Skourtes, Vice President of Willamette Dental Group. “We are honored to once again be included in the Employee Voice Awards. Our employees are hard at work bringing equitable, quality dental care to thousands of patients every day. This award honors the incredible commitment our team has, to ensuring all employees, patients, and business clients and partners are heard, valued, respected, and appreciated.”
Each year, Quantum Workplace hosts the Employee Voice Award program, which honors customer organizations that have made strides to create an engaging work experience, inspire employee impact and performance, and build a magnetic culture that attracts the best and keeps the best talent. To be considered, award candidates must have exhibited their dedication to prioritizing their people by making them feel valued, heard, and connected to the organization, positioning themselves as employers of choice.
“Our customers are making work better every day, and we want to recognize all of their hard work,” Quantum Workplace CEO Greg Harris said. “These organizations understand that their greatest lever for business success is their people and are setting the standard for creating an engaging experience, inspiring employee impact, and using organizational magnetism for recruiting and retention.”
Willamette Dental Group has been committed to the Pacific Northwest for 53 years, providing compassionate oral healthcare through its dedication to proactive dentistry. Its success has been built on an unwavering dedication to its mission, core values, and standards of healthcare that put people first, including its employees. The company envisions a clinical practice that reflects the communities it serves, lifts the voices of lived experiences at all intersections, and provides fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement.
As an employer, Willamette Dental Group strives to provide the freedom employees need to achieve their professional aspirations while supporting their passion for moving inclusion efforts forward. The company’s multi-disciplinary DEI Committee supports and facilitates nine formal affinity groups that offer collaboration for like-minded individuals and allies, including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, people with varying abilities, and veterans. Visit willamettedental.com/dei for more information about these groups.
As a leader in proactive care, its focus on research-backed innovation frees the company to do what’s best for its patients’ long-term health, partnering with patients to deliver preventive dental care every day. The company’s passion for science and research fuels progressive thinking and its people-centered perspective.
Visit willamettedental.com/careers/ for more information on careers at Willamette Dental Group.
About Willamette Dental Group
Headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, Willamette Dental Group has been providing high-quality dentistry for more than 50 years. They are the largest multi-specialty group dental practice in the Northwest and operate 47 dental office locations throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Willamette Dental Group’s unique approach delivers proactive preventive dental care focused on promoting long-term health through a partnership with their patients.