Smile Brands, Inc.
Steve Bilt is the CEO at Smile Brands Inc. (SBI) and OneSmile, LLC. He co-founded Smile Brands (1998) & OneSmile (2015) and in 2016 combined the two businesses (“Smile Brands”). Steve has led the acquisition of three top-10 DSOs Monarch Dental Corporation [NASDAQ: MDDS] and Castle Dental Centers Inc. [NASDAQ: CASL] & Midwest Dental. In addition to numerous regional group transactions, Steve has overseen the development of over 200 de novo practices. Smile Brands has 8,000 employees and affiliated providers in approximately 700 locations across the U.S.
Smile Brands has been recognized as a Best Place to Work by Glassdoor for three straight years (#1 in multi-site healthcare) and by Comparably as a top-10 US Large Company for Culture, Diversity and Best Places for Women in multiple years. Smile Brands has been recognized three time by Real Leaders with its Impact Award for positive impact on the world.
Steve serves as Chairman of the Smiles for Everyone Foundation (“SFEF”.) SFEF is a 501 (c)(3) and has established international outposts serving eight countries.
Steve was Vice President Finance for Vivra Incorporated (NYSE: V), which operated dialysis clinics & specialty physician networks in 29 states. Vivra was the second-largest provider of outpatient kidney dialysis services in the U.S. Steve oversaw M&A activities, corporate finance, and certain specialty business units. Previously, Steve was CFO at SCRS, Inc., a provider of speech, occupational and physical therapy in 10 states. Earlier in his career, he was a manager with Ernst & Young.
Steve was recognized as People Focused CEO of the Year and Healthcare CEO of the Year by American Business Awards and as a top-rated U.S. Large Company CEO by Glassdoor, Comparably and CEOWORLD Magazine in multiple years. Additionally, he was named Entrepreneur of the Year in an international program sponsored by Ernst & Young and is a member of the Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.
Steve was also honored with the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award from the Orange County Business Journal and led SFEF to multiple American Red Cross Humanitarian Awards, NEA’s Humanitarian Award and recognition by the governments and/or monarchies of Paraguay, Thailand and Ghana. Additionally, Steve led Smile Brands to be honored with Inc. Magazine’s Inaugural Hire Power Award, as one of the nation’s top job creators and was honored by CEO Connection and the Wharton School as CEO of the Year for Social Impact. He has been honored by ACG with its Founder’s Award and by the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business as one of 20 Notable Alumni and upon its 50th anniversary with their highest honor, the GEORGE Award for Good for The World Leadership.
Steve earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara; a Master of Business Administration degree from the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University; and completed the Harvard Business School Presidents’ Program. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the State of California.