Heartland Dental Reaches Thousand-Practice Milestone

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Heartland Dental now provides support services to a thousand dental practices including more than 1,600 dentists across 37 states, according to the company, which adds that it is the first dental service organization to reach this critical mass of support.

“Starting out 22 years ago, Heartland Dental provided services for a handful of dental practices in one state. Now, reaching this momentous occasion of supporting a thousand offices is a testament to our doctor-focused culture,” said Patrick Bauer, president and CEO.


“I believe we’ll continue to grow because dentists increasingly value how our services are laser-focused on their needs and distinctly enhance their ability to focus on patient care,” said Bauer.


Rick Workman, DMD, founded Heartland Dental in 1997. Its umbrella of support includes non-clinical, administrative services, continuing professional education, and leadership training.

“Simply put, Dr. Workman is a dentist who understands dentists,” said Bill Bloink, DMD, founding partner and a Heartland Dental supported doctor since its inception.

“His vision endures as the company has grown through the value the organization creates for supported doctors while they serve patients in their respective communities,” said Bloink.

“Heartland Dental’s significant growth is a combination of the trust that dentists place in our support services and the dedication of our network of business and support professionals,” said Workman.

“We have built a company culture around serving dentists’ needs and continually advance our level of non-clinical support to help these practitioners discover rewarding success,” said Workman.

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