At Heartland Dental, our vision is to be a world-class company and the leader in dentistry. We believe our industry can become a more rewarding and valuable place for our supported doctors, patients and professionals.
It’s why our leaders encourage fresh thinking and service that goes above and beyond expectations. They are determined to create a positive environment where our team members can do their best work.
This vision, plus clear communication and good old-fashioned, roll-up-the-sleeves hard work are the key tenets that drive us forward and set Heartland Dental apart.
We help doctors and their teams deliver the highest quality dental care and experiences to the communities they serve. We do this while providing exceptional careers and creating value for our stakeholders.
Our values support our mission and sustain us as we work to ensure the success of our supported doctors and their teams. They unite us in our purpose and are what our colleagues, affiliates, and partners can expect.
We strive for mastery through constant and never-ending improvement and by putting the success of our supported offices first.
Honesty, integrity, and transparency help us maintain a healthy work environment. We strive to do the right things for the right reasons.
We deliver world-class processes, systems, and efficient change by remaining open, positive, and mentally flexible.
We promote work-life balance, create safe and supportive environments, and give back to our communities.
We work hard and smart together, always promoting inclusion and diversity.
We prioritize gratitude, camaraderie, and joy in the success of others.
Great leaders should bring out the best in those around them. That’s why we are committed to building a strong, fair, and effective organization for all employees and team members supported by Heartland Dental, our partners, and our communities.
Founder & Executive Chairman
Dr. Rick Workman
Dr. Rick Workman founded Heartland Dental in 1997 to introduce dentists across the country to the highest quality non-clinical administrative support.
President & Chief Executive Officer
An integral member of the Heartland Dental family since its infancy, Patrick Bauer brings more than 25 years in dental and healthcare operations management to the company.
Executive VP, Chief Financial Officer
Travis Franklin has been involved with numerous facets of the company since 2004, lending his expertise anywhere from business development to finance to sell- and buy-side advisement.
Executive VP, Chief Operating Officer
DeAnn McClain joined Heartland Dental as an accountant in 1997. Now, more than 20 years later, as Executive Vice President of Operations, she supports the field and clinical teams.
Executive VP, Chief Growth Officer
Mark Greenstein joined Heartland Dental in 2015, first as its Executive Vice President of Strategy & Development and since 2019 as Chief Growth Officer.
Executive VP, Chief Marketing Officer
Stacy DeWalt joined Heartland Dental in 2021 with 25 years of leadership experience spanning public and private equity environments in financial services, gaming, education, and tech.
Executive VP, Chief Information Officer
With more than thirty years of experience in the healthcare industry, Craig Kabbes joined Heartland Dental in 2014 and is responsible for building teams that provide technology and call center capabilities.
Executive VP, Chief Legal & Strategy Officer
As Heartland Dental’s Chief Legal & Strategy Officer, John and his team navigate the legal and regulatory affairs of the company and lead its strategy functions and scalability initiatives.
Executive VP, Chief Human Resources Officer
Kirsty Leyland joined Heartland Dental in 2022 as Chief Human Resources Officer. Kirsty brings a deep expertise with more than 20 years of HR experience in Global HR Transformations and large HR Shared Services organizations. Her strong focus on Operations and Organizational Change Initiatives expands the dental industry and beyond.
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HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 8, 2022 – High Point University (HPU) welcomed Dr. Rick Workman, Founder and Executive Chairman of Heartland Dental, to campus on November 2 to discuss his experience and the changing landscape of the healthcare industry.
Heartland Dental welcomes new CHRO to support team members amid continued growth
EFFINGHAM, Ill., Oct. 4, 2022 -- Heartland Dental, the nation's leading dental support organization (DSO), today announced the appointment of Kirsty Leyland as Chief Human Resources Officer, effective immediately. Leyland joins the Company's senior leadership team under the direction of Pat Bauer, President and CEO.