To support doctors and their teams as they deliver the highest quality dental care and experiences to the communities they serve 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 ChairmanDr. 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 OfficerPatrick Bauer
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 OfficerTravis Franklin
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 OfficerDeAnn McClain
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 OfficerMark Greenstein
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 OfficerStacy DeWalt
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 OfficerCraig Kabbes
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 Human Resources OfficerKirsty Leyland
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.
Senior VP, General CounselTamra Kempf
Tamra Kempf joined Heartland Dental in 2016 as Senior Corporate Counsel with a wealth of legal expertise and now serves as the Company’s General Counsel.
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Heartland Dental Celebrates Record New Construction, Affiliation Growth, and Technology Enhancements in 2023
Heartland Dental today supports more than 2,800 doctors in more than 1,700 offices across 38 states and the District of Columbia
EFFINGHAM, IL – January 31, 2024 - Heartland Dental, the nation's leading dental support organization, proudly unveils its outstanding growth results for 2023. The company has exceeded growth expectations and delivered enhanced support to doctors, achieving remarkable milestones in several aspects of its business, including adding over 100 supported practices to its footprint through a combination of record new construction growth (de novo) and outstanding affiliation growth.
Heartland Dental Names Tamra Kempf as General Counsel
EFFINGHAM, Ill., Jan. 23, 2024 -- Heartland Dental, the nation's leading dental support organization (DSO), is pleased to announce the immediate appointment of Tamra Kempf as Senior Vice President and permanent General Counsel. Kempf, previously serving as interim General Counsel, now officially joins the senior leadership team under the guidance of Pat Bauer, President and CEO.
Heartland Dental Brings Best-In-Class Dental AI to the Nation’s Leading Supported Footprint
EFFINGHAM, IL, December 5, 2023 – Heartland Dental, the nation’s leading dental support organization (DSO) with over 1,700 supported practices nationwide, announced today it has selected VideaHealth, the leading dental AI software company, as its preferred dental AI partner after a collaborative multi-year evaluation between the two companies. VideaHealth’s strong focus on the dental clinician and leading product capabilities, as well as its ecosystem strategy and partnership with Henry Schein One, were critical factors for the decision.