Does Doctor-led Make a Difference?

You may be asking this question. Is there a difference? Do you have to struggle on your own?

Yes, there is a difference. It’s the Doctor Difference.

Over 25 years ago, Dr. Rick Workman and his team of doctors set out to help each doctor be the best they can be. Empowering doctors and their teams to raise the standard of care and helping them achieve their professional goals.

That’s why Heartland Dental protects a supported doctor’s clinical independence – no treatment or schedule quotas, and no forced product endorsements.

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Team Members

In the Heartland Dental Family


Supported Offices

Since 1995


Supported Doctors

Across 38 States


Grow With Us

Find An Opening With Heartland Dental Or One Of Our Supported Practices

Your success is our passion. Wherever you are in your career, we’ll help you achieve a healthy work-life balance in a position that’s right for you. Select a role to see how.

Success Stories

“I have never been part of an organization that wanted so badly for their people to be successful.”

Kristen Salisbury

Heartland Dental Supported Hygienist

“I don’t think of it as a DSO relationship. There are simply good people at Heartland Dental who really want us to be successful and provide good patient care. They know if we’re successful, they’re successful.”

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Affiliate Program

Supercharge Your Independence

Enjoy true clinical independence with Heartland Dental support so you can focus on what matters most: patient care.

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Empowering Doctors Like You
  • The freedom to focus on your practice
  • Exciting opportunities to grow your practice
  • Complete non-clinical support team
  • More time for family, friends, and hobbies

Success Stories

“Heartland Dental made me a better leader, a better visionary.”

Dr. Michael Badger

Heartland Dental Supported Doctor

“Heartland Dental took the stress. They took a lot of burdens off me that, frankly, were making me unhealthy. Affiliating with Heartland Dental made me a better communicator, a better leader, a better visionary. With Heartland Dental, I was able to start planning and set goals about where I wanted to be, professionally and personally.”

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About Us

The Doctor Difference

Whether you’re looking to become a supported doctor or advance your dental career, Heartland Dental and its supported professional corporations can help you thrive.

Our Roots

Welcome To Heartland Dental

Dr. Rick Workman

Founder & Executive Chairman

We began as a small group of like-minded doctors who wanted to build quality practices in the communities we love. Several decades later, we have a network of more than 2,400 incredible supported dentists across the country. I am proud of the collaborative environment in our supported offices and look forward to a bright future in the industry. I hope you will consider joining the Heartland Dental family.

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Giving Back

The Heartland Dental Foundation

Corporate responsibility is a foundational value of Heartland Dental and our affiliates. In collaboration with the Heartland Dental Foundation, we provide unique dental service support to drive positive impact in the communities where we live, work, and serve.

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Trusted Partners

We work with the leading brands in the dental industry to help ensure that our supported offices get the best support, services, prices, and professional supplies.


In The Heartland

Take your professional career to the next level with the latest news, trends, insights, and perspectives in the dental industry.

Heartland Dental Named One of America’s Greatest Workplaces + Greatest Workplaces for Diversity

Jul 01, 2024

Heartland Dental was recently recognized by Newsweek for two awards: America’s Greatest Workplaces and America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity in 2024. These prestigious honors come after the organization was reviewed among 1.5 million large and mid-sized companies in a nationwide study and achieved a 5-star rating for both awards. The surveys covered topics like compensation and benefits, training and career progression, work-life balance, company culture, and more. 
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Careers In the Dental Industry, DSO, Heartland Dental

Heartland Dental Welcomes Its First Supported Office in Utah

May 07, 2024

We're thrilled to announce a significant milestone for Heartland Dental – our expansion of supporting offices in Utah! Skyridge Valley Dental Care in Lehi, Utah, recently opened its doors on April 12th, marking the first collaboration to open a supported de novo practice in the state. This extends Heartland Dental's supported network to 39 states and the District of Columbia, supporting over 2,800 doctors in more than 1,700 offices.
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Business Growth, Dental Support Organization, Heartland Dental

Heartland Dental Provides Access to VideaHealth’s AI Platform Across National Footprint of Over 1700 Supported Practices

Apr 23, 2024

Three industry leaders – Heartland Dental, VideaHealth, and Henry Schein One – collaborate to complete the largest rollout of dental AI completed in under 10 weeks EFFINGHAM, IL., Apr. 23, 2024– Heartland Dental, the nation's leading dental support organization (DSO), proudly announces the successful implementation of VideaAI, VideaHealth’s dental AI platform, offering supported doctors and their teams an advanced tool to help elevate patient care while maintaining clinical autonomy. This marks a significant achievement for Heartland Dental and its supported practices, demonstrating their unwavering commitment to world class tools, technologies, and clinical innovations that enable efficiency and excellence. This is the
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AI, Business Growth, Heartland Dental, Technology