You may be asking this question. Is there a difference? Do you have to choose between struggling on your own or going “corporate”?
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, no forced product endorsements, no national brand. That’s what DSOs do, not Heartland.
“I have never been part of an organization that wanted so badly for their people to be successful.”
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.”
“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.”
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.
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.
Every September, Heartland Dental dedicates a week to celebrating our amazing supported doctors, dental team members, and support professionals for Employee Appreciation Week. Year over year, Employee Appreciation Week is a special opportunity for the whole Heartland Dental community to embrace our core value of Celebrate – prioritizing gratitude, camaraderie, and joy in the success of others. read more
Oral health professionals work hard every day to deliver high-quality dental care to their patients. While the job can be incredibly rewarding, dental professionals are also at elevated risk of musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders, due to awkward working postures, repetitive work, and prolonged standing. This can result in damage that can lead to pain, fatigue, and other disorders. MSK can be so severe that it has become the leading cause of early retirement among some dentists. read more
Benefits, Dental Support Organization, Heartland Dental
In the world of dentistry, achieving the prestigious Fellowship and Mastership Awards from the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a remarkable accomplishment. This year, Heartland Dental proudly celebrates the outstanding success of the supported doctors who were recognized for their exceptional dedication and expertise at the AGD's 2023 Convocation Ceremony held in Las Vegas. read more
Dental Support Organization, Education, Heartland Dental