A Vision For The Future

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.

Our Mission

We help dentists 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.

Core Values

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.

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Achieve

We strive for mastery through constant and never-ending improvement and by putting the success of our supported offices first.

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Honor

Honesty, integrity, and transparency help us maintain a healthy work environment. We strive to do the right things for the right reasons.

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Execute

We deliver world-class processes, systems, and efficient change by remaining open, positive, and mentally flexible.

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Balance

We promote work-life balance, create safe and supportive environments, and give back to our communities.

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Collaborate

We work hard and smart together, always promoting inclusion and diversity.

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Celebrate

We prioritize gratitude, camaraderie, and joy in the success of others.

Leadership Team

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.

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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.

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President & Chief Executive Officer

Patrick 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.

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Executive VP, Chief Financial Officer

Travis 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.

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Executive VP, Chief Operating Officer

DeAnn 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.

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Executive VP, Chief Growth Officer

Mark Greenstein

Mark Greenstein joined Heartland Dental in 2015, first as its Executive Vice President of Strategy & Development and since 2019 as Chief Growth Officer.

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Executive VP, Chief Marketing Officer

Stacy 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.

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Executive VP, Chief Information Officer

Craig Kabbes

With more than 30 years in the healthcare industry, Craig Kabbes joined Heartland Dental in 2014 following a seventeen-year tenure with its distribution partner Patterson Companies, Inc.

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Executive VP, Chief Legal & Strategy Officer

John Pantazis

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.

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Executive VP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Sarah Jackson

Sarah Jackson joined Heartland Dental in 2022 with more than 20 years of leadership experience spanning business and private equity groups with strategic human resources, operations, planning, and change management.

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  • Heartland Dental Releases Year to Date Growth Results
    by Heartland Dental on May 19, 2022 at 4:02 pm

    Heartland Dental Releases Year to Date Growth Results

  • Reality #3: The Supply Chain Directly Affects Your Staff and Patients
    by Heartland Dental on May 10, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    Blog Series: Top 3 Supply Chain Realities In 2022 and How They Affect Your Bottom Line In this series of 3 blog posts, we discuss the state of the supply chain in 2022 and what you can do to navigate challenges and protect your bottom line.   It’s virtually impossible to have a conversation about supply chain realities without taking the time to consider the actual people who are involved on both sides of the supply management process. In our previous two posts, we examined how supply chain price hikes and lab relationships affect your practice and ultimately your bottom line. Now, It’s important to consider how both your staff and your patients can be directly affected by your procurement process. Whether you are doing the bulk of  the supply work or you delegate these tasks to your staff, the more time spent on ordering and procurement means less time spent chairside, which can put your bottom line and, more importantly, your patients at risk.

  • Reality #2: The Dental Lab Industry Remains Unstable
    by Heartland Dental on May 6, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    Blog Series: Top 3 Supply Chain Realities In 2022 and How They Affect Your Bottom Line In this series of 3 blog posts, we discuss the state of the supply chain in 2022 and what you can do to navigate challenges and protect your bottom line.   It’s no surprise that the pandemic created supply chain challenges all over the world, the dental industry included. In our first post, we confronted the reality of post-pandemic price hikes and how you can continue to successfully manage your practice and protect your bottom line. In this post, we take a look at the truth behind another important piece of the supply chain puzzle: dental labs.