A Masterful Approach to Continuing Education

At Heartland Dental, we are driven to honor Supported Doctors by helping them build mastery at every step. We believe that providing opportunities for our Supported Doctors to stay on top of the latest technologies and most advanced techniques helps them deliver the best patient care. Heartland Dental assists supported practices in providing and making available educational opportunities to support doctors.

That’s why we offer each Supported Doctor immediate access to more than 200 hours of world-class
continuing education and training opportunities. Widely regarded as the best in the dental industry, these opportunities are often cited by both new and experienced doctors alike as the number one reason to join Heartland Dental.

Heartland Dental Announces Doctor Difference Brand Campaign

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Heartland Dental Appoints Kirsty Leyland as Chief Human Resources Officer

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.

Heartland Dental Partners with Supported Practices to Host Free Dentistry Day Event

More than $1.5 million of Free Dental Care provided to 4,036 Patients across 211 Supported Offices with Help from Supply Partners


Enhance Your Career with the Doctor Mastery Program

A deep commitment to education is a core tenant of the Heartland Dental support model. Heartland Dental assists supported practices in providing this educational opportunity to Supported Doctors. The Doctor Mastery Program (DMP) takes our commitment to educational support even further. This unprecedented educational program is designed to allow Supported Doctors to focus on building their leadership skills while learning about the business of dentistry.

Open to all Heartland Dental Supported Doctors, this comprehensive 5-year program opportunity consists of clinical and business training, facilitated by leading clinicians and industry experts, that enables Supported Doctors at every level to become the definitive leader in their area and grow their practice by leaps and bounds.

The DMP helps participating Supported Doctors earn a Fellow or a Master’s of the Academy of General Dentistry

Supported Doctors who choose to participate in the DMP gain education and real-life experience by completing a Foundation Track, along with optional interest-driven tracks that include:

IV Sedation
Surgical & Implant
Advanced Restorative & Occlusion
Advanced Orthopedics & Orthodontics

In addition to clinical training opportunities, Supported Doctors will receive access to training in management, mentorship, and leadership, establishing a pathway to true professional development throughout their career

The Heartland Dental Foundation Announces Recipient of the Inaugural Service Award

Dec. 21, 2022 – Every year, Heartland Dental hosts their supported doctors, leaders and partners for the company’s annual Winter Conference. Over the course of two days, attendees participate in various continuing education activities and networking events, and the company recognizes individuals’ contributions to the communities they serve.

Rick Workman, DMD Visits High Point University for Mentorship Opportunity with Students

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 Tells Its Legacy Story With Upcoming Documentary Premiere

“My Heartland” Documentary Captures Uplifting Story of the People Who Helped the Company Become the Nation’s Leading DSO

3 Trends That Will Shape the Future of Dentistry

Dentistry is one of the most exciting spaces within healthcare. The industry is evolving rapidly, and practitioners need to work hard to stay informed of changes across technology, patient expectations of their dental experience, how practices communicate with patients and team members, and more.

American Dental Hygienists’ Association Teams Up with Heartland Dental

January 10, 2023 – Heartland Dental and the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA®) are proud to announce their partnership to launch student and professional education programs and events.

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