Giving Back

Our families, colleagues, and communities sustain us in good times and bad. At Heartland Dental and in our supported offices across the country, we strive to honor that support by giving back to the people and places we love. Volunteer work and community service are rewarding endeavors that go together with our ongoing investment in our people, our industry, and our communities.

Local Support

Supported Offices Give Back

Dentistry is about service, compassion, and care for the people around us. It’s why the teams at so many of our supported offices donate time and resources to local charities and organizations. Many supported offices also organize and host charitable giving programs like My Free Smile and Free Dentistry Day.

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My Free Smile

My Free Smile is an organization that helps people transform their self-image and health through dental care they otherwise would not have access too. Participating Heartland Dental supported offices are proud to be part of this life-changing program.

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Free Dentistry Day

Launched in 2010, Free Dentistry Day has helped more than 8,000 patients in communities around the country enjoy brighter, healthier smiles. Many Heartland Dental supported offices participate in the program and more join the initiative each year.

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Corporate Giving

Volunteer Work & Community Service

Through charitable giving and volunteer work throughout the year, Heartland Dental strives to set a good example and make a positive impact in the communities where we live, work, and serve.

Corporate Giving Initiatives

  • Blood Drives throughout the year
  • Relay For Life® events
  • Mentor programs for elementary students in local school districts
  • CEO Program for high school students in Effingham County, Illinois
  • Support for the arts through contributions to the Effingham Performance Center

Leadership Development

Training Tomorrow's Leaders

Heartland Dental is committed to building a brighter future for our industry—not just our team members. Through various programs and seminars, we provide opportunities for dental and hygiene students to advance their clinical, leadership, and business skills.

Future Doctor Leaders


Heartland Dental’s LAUNCH event is our premier leadership summit for dental students currently in their third or fourth year of dental school. Through seminars, panels, and hands-on training, LAUNCH participants will be better able to launch their professional dental careers after graduation.

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Future Hygiene Leaders


Heartland Dental SPARK events help hygiene students transition into their future careers through professional development, training, networking, and a lot of fun. The day-long summit covers leadership, communications strategies, and career preparation.

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Living Our Values

The Heartland Dental Foundation

Being there for each other is part of our culture. We value all our team members and strive to support them in the good times and bad. The Heartland Dental Foundation’s Economic Hardship Program helps Heartland Dental team members get back on their feet after a disaster, emergency, or illness. In the summer of 2022, the Foundation is broadened its support further by sponsoring its first Dental Mission trip to Honduras.


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    by Heartland Dental on June 14, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    As a dental practice owner, you’re well aware of all of the obligations that come with operating your business. It’s more than just patient care that you’re focused on—you’re involved with everything from staffing toinventory management to marketing. Being short-staffed can further divert your attention away fromyour practice’s growth strategy as you tackle recruitment, interviews, and onboarding. It’sunderstandable if you’re feeling overwhelmed with growing your practice, but rest assured thatHeartland Dental can be by your side to support you as your team and practice grows. Growing your team Practices that affiliate with Heartland Dental have access to a variety of services that help them growtheir teams without disrupting patient care. To be successful in today’s hiring market, it’s vital to beactively seeking and recruiting potential candidates, opposed to waiting for them to apply on their own.Our Recruitment team supports you behind the scenes for your practice, continuously seeking outclinicians and connecting them to opportunities that they might not have otherwise found. This teamexcels in assisting you to provide candidates with the best possible hiring experience by sharing the truevalue of joining a Heartland Dental supported practice and providing world-class communication fromthe initial conversation to the in-person interviews. A solid experience combined with meaningfulincentives, like competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, has proven successful in today’s toughhiring landscape and allows our supported doctors the opportunity to experience moreclinical independence.