Dental Assistants

Dental assistants are an essential part of every Heartland Dental supported office. You will help the dentist handle instruments and supplies during procedures, plus document patient care, take X-rays, impressions, and more. Beyond your certification, procedural expertise, and ability to collaborate with supervising clinicians, we recognize that dental assistants are accountable, reliable, and outgoing professionals who help foster a positive team-building culture every day and who are eager to learn.

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PTO / Holidays

Vacations, sick leave, and mental health days are critical. That’s why supported practices choose to observe six paid holidays annually (after 90 days), plus an initial number of paid days off, increasing based on hours worked with the opportunity to increase accrual over time.

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Health, Vision & Dental

Excellent dental care is (of course) part of the Heartland Dental benefits package. Heartland Dental and our supported practices also offer a selection of healthcare and vision care options to fit your unique personal and family needs.

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Competitive Salary & 401(k)

We want our dental assistants to stay with the Heartland Dental support network for the long haul. Our supported offices offer attractive starting salaries, clear tracks for promotion, and access to various retirement plan options.

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Work-Life Balance

Doing your best work for your patients is rewarding, but there’s also more to life than your career. Heartland Dental's supported offices strive to create an environment that encourages you to thrive inside the office and out.

Dental hygiene is my passion, and I love helping, teaching and giving back! Heartland Dental has made my journey as a hygienist 1,000 times better. I'm happy to have found a home here, and I hope to be a lifer with this company.”

Kerri Knowles

Midwest, USA

Career Growth

Continuing Education

At Heartland Dental, we are invested in your personal and professional growth. We provide live and online continuing education courses, one-on-one training and guidance with a mentor, opportunities to become a mentor yourself, and other options to advance your career.

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Giving Back


When you join the Heartland Dental support network, you’ll discover rewarding new opportunities to support your community. From sponsoring the local tee-ball team to Free Dentistry Days, Heartland Dental supported offices are committed to giving back to the people and places around them. And because of your skill with patients, you’ll make a direct impact on community health and well-being.


In The Heartland

Take your professional career to the next level with the latest news, trends, insights, and perspectives in the dental industry.

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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

  • Heartland Dental Grows National Network of Supported Offices with LWSS Family Dentistry Affiliation
    by Heartland Dental on January 5, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Premier Group of Practices with Seven Dental Offices Across Virginia Joins Nation's Largest Dental Service Organization

  • Heartland Dental Selects Dentira as its Clinical Supply Procurement Platform
    by Heartland Dental on August 11, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    Press Release – August 10th, 2021Heartland Dental Selects Dentira’s Procurement Platform for its Vertically Integrated Clinical Supply Chain CapabilitiesSan Francisco, CA— Dentira, Inc, today announced that Heartland Dental, the largest Dental Support Organization in the United States, has chosen Dentira to optimize the ordering experience for Heartland supported offices. Dentira was selected based on its ability to address several key operational and data integration requirements to aid Heartland Dental in its mission to support dentists and their teams as they deliver the highest quality dental care and experiences to the communities they serve.Heartland Dental provides non-clinical, administrative support services to over 2,300 supported dentists across 38 states. Heartland Dental sought a clinical supply chain solution that could effectively and efficiently aggregate multiple dental suppliers in a unified, easy-to-use platform. Dentira’s vertically integrated clinical supply chain platform aggregates catalogs of all suppliers into one master catalog and is the platform offering real-time integration with suppliers, helping dental offices access accurate pricing and vendor inventory status information.“Dentira’s clinical supply chain platform has provided Heartland Dental with a highly sophisticated yet easy-to-use, scalable solution to give our Operations and Sourcing teams a unified view of spend as well as insights into areas of operational efficiencies—allowing our supported dentists to reduce many of the costs of practicing,” said Brandon Belford, Vice President of Strategic Sourcing for Heartland Dental. “With Heartland Dental’s expansive supplier network, it was imperative to find a solution which met our ever-growing clinical supply chain requirements, and Dentira quickly delivered a comprehensive solution in a matter of weeks across all Heartland offices. The platform is easily customizable, allowing us to pick and choose specific modules we need and we are very pleased with the results.”“We are proud and honored to work with Heartland Dental, the premier DSO in the United States, helping them enhance its clinical supply chain capabilities. Dentira was conceived with the sole objective of bringing real-time, cloud-based, clinical supply chain technology to dental practices. As a result of focusing on the needs of dental practices—which enables dentists to focus on their patients—Dentira has rapidly grown to offer services to over 8,000 practices since its launch just two years ago,” said Vik Gupta, Founder and CEO of Dentira. “Because of technology differentiation, we are getting a lot of traction with independent dentists and DSOs of all different sizes. Our Artificial intelligence and machine learning driven platform has allowed us to build a strong pipeline of prospective customers.” About Heartland DentalHeartland Dental is the nation’s largest dental support organization providing non-clinical, administrative support services. What started from the entrepreneurial spirit of Rick Workman, DMD, with his single dental practice, has evolved into supporting over 2,300 dentists in more than 1,400 dental offices across 38 states. The company is majority owned by KKR, a leading global investment firm. For additional information, please visit About DentiraDentira Inc is the fastest growing vertically integrated procurement platform for the Dental Industry in the United States. Based in San Francisco, Dentira supports over 8000 dental clinics in the United States and multiple DSO’s. Dentira’s best-in-class procurement platform makes it easy to save time and money. For additional information please email or call 415-715-1670.