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.

Learn About My Free Smile
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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.

Learn About Free Dentistry Day

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 Dental Leaders


Heartland Dental’s LAUNCH events are our premier leadership events 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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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.

Watch highlights from the trip


In The Heartland

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

American Dental Hygienists’ Association Teams Up with Heartland Dental

Jan 11, 2023

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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The Heartland Dental Foundation Announces Recipient of the Inaugural Service Award

Dec 21, 2022

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

Nov 22, 2022

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.
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