Doctors

As a dentist, you are comfortable managing a team of dental professionals, helping patients achieve positive oral health outcomes, and continuing your education. You will be a leader of a Heartland Dental supported office—it’s that simple. You’ll continue to enjoy full clinical autonomy, competitive compensation from a supported professional corporation, access to state-of-the-art equipment, and mentorship programs within a network of more than 2,400 supported doctors. Find out what joining a supported practice could mean for you.

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The Doctor Difference

You have elite skills and ambitious personal and professional goals. Our supported practices can help you put those skills to work in an exciting environment and achieve your goals faster with our world-class administrative support system. Plus, you'll enjoy industry-leading compensation packages from supported PCs.

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PTO / Holidays

All full-time supported doctors enjoy the flexibility to take time off in a way that best fits their lifestyle, and also to determine coverage plans that make sense in the office. Our supported practices observe six paid holidays annually, and full-time supported office team members are eligible to accrue at least two weeks of paid time off per year.

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Health, Vision & Dental

Excellent dental care is (of course) part of the Heartland Dental supported doctor benefits package—for you and your family. Our supported practices also offer several health plans, as well as prescription, vision, and life insurance coverage.

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Financial Benefits

We want our supported doctors to thrive and remain with the Heartland Dental support network for the long haul. Compensation packages for full-time supported doctors extend beyond a competitive, guaranteed base salary, offering you the opportunity to earn significantly more than the average dentist in the U.S., without the stress.

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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. Our supported practices strive to create an environment that encourages you to thrive inside the office and out. Teams work hard and play hard and are well taken care of in a fun work environment.

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Want to learn more, but not quite ready to apply? Let’s talk about opportunities that match your career goals.

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Success Story

“Heartland Dental's leadership support taught me how to be a leader who can help and grow a team.”

Dr. David Hurst

Heartland Dental Supported Doctor

“I’ve only been out of school three years, but I have a lot of classmates who are already struggling, that have gone through two or three jobs. With the support my office gets from Heartland Dental, it’s a no-brainer. Why would I go to another office when if I can get this kind of day-to-day administrative support?”

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Career Growth

Continuing Education

Our supported practices offer continuing education opportunities to advance your clinical skills and hone your leadership and communication abilities. You will have access to more than 200+ continuing education hours across several disciplines, plus a network of more than 2,400 colleagues to tap into for support with mentoring, development, and growth.

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Giving Back

Community

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 and My Free Smile, Heartland Dental supported offices are committed to giving back to the people they serve. And as a supported doctor, you’ll make a direct impact on community health and well-being.

Doctor Mastery Program

Take your professional career farther with Heartland Dental’s signature Doctor Mastery Program. In the DMP, a comprehensive five-year program open to all Heartland Dental supported dentists, you will train advanced clinical skills alongside expert clinicians and businesspeople. The goal? To help you become a leader in your chosen discipline. And participating doctors who complete all program requirements will receive a “mastery bonus” of up to $250,000.

Professional Development Opportunities For Supported Doctors

  • IV Sedation

  • Oral Surgery

  • Implants

  • Restoration

  • Orthodontics

  • Management

  • Learning the relationship between revenue, expenses, and profits

  • Understanding variable vs. fixed expenses

  • Compare their own office’s operations against their peers’

  • Discovering and diagnosing new opportunities for growth

Dental Students

Are you a student or recent graduate ready to start your career? Whether you’re eager to master your profession, become a leader, get out of debt, or advance your skills—we get how daunting it can all be. That’s why our campus recruiters are here to make it easy. From leadership summits and interview prep workshops to doctor mentorship programs and resources you need to thrive personally and professionally, we support you through it all.

Success Story

“Continuing education opportunities given to me through Heartland Dental's support are fantastic.”

Dr. Chelsea Harper

Heartland Dental Supported Doctor

“I get to pick my educational pathways, from treatment planning to implants, everything is at my fingertips. And so many mentors are available to support and help you succeed.”

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Blog

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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    by Heartland Dental on April 20, 2022 at 2:33 pm

    Your patient’s appointment doesn’t start when they get into your chair—it begins the moment they walk in the door. Their relationship doesn’t end when they leave the office, either. How you communicate with them both in and out of the office helps maintain and improve patient relationships. 

  • Heartland Dental Welcomes Sarah Jackson as Chief Human Resources Officer
    by Heartland Dental on April 11, 2022 at 3:41 pm

    Heartland Dental Welcomes Sarah Jackson as Chief Human Resources Officer   EFFINGHAM, Ill., April 11, 2022 - Heartland Dental, the nation's leading dental support organization (DSO), today announced the appointment of Sarah Jackson as Chief Human Resources Officer, effective immediately. Jackson joins the Company's senior leadership team under the direction of Pat Bauer, President and CEO."We are pleased to welcome Sarah to Heartland Dental,” said Bauer. "She brings with her a wealth of experience across strategic HR, leading complex organizational operations, business planning and change management initiatives. Her valuable insights and proven people leadership will help us continue to provide a constructive environment for our supported doctors and team members, enabling our ongoing growth and success.”Jackson most recently served as the Chief Human Resources Officer for Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc, a public gaming company, where she led a large network of HR professionals responsible for providing motivation, direction, and guidance to corporate and field senior executives. “This is an exciting time to join Heartland Dental as the company continues to realize rapid growth and expansion. It’s a privilege to join this team of talented individuals who are partnering with our supported doctors to change the way that people access high-quality dental care. I’m thrilled to begin this new chapter with Heartland Dental,” said Jackson. Prior to Isle of Capri Casinos, Jackson was the president and lead partner at Strategic Collaborative Journeys, LLC, where she worked with large ownership groups while counseling senior teams on various topics in the hospitality industry. She was also the SVP of Human Resources for Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. and a member of their executive team.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 affiliating with over 2,300 doctors in over 1,600 locations across 38 states. The company is majority owned by KKR, a leading global investment firm. For additional information, please visit heartland.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Media ContactChelsea Michael, Director of Communicationscmichael@heartland.com                                                                 ###

  • Exceptional Opportunity ~ Dr. Rick Workman Dental Group Practice Interview
    by Heartland Dental on July 2, 2021 at 3:59 pm

      By Dental Practice Group, a publication whose goal is to inform on the newest trends, technologies, educational opportunities, and concepts to help build the most efficient and profitable group practice. Original article posted here.