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A Career You Love.
An Education For A Lifetime.

Continuing education should be just that — continuing.

At Heartland Dental University, the pursuit of learning and mastery never ends. We meet the future head-on because we know real learning happens when experience and imagination collide.

In addition to accessing our proprietary live, virtual, and on-demand workshops, HDU offers classes led by external partners and industry leaders.

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Always Learning. Always Leading.

When highly skilled clinicians and their teams deliver lifetime care, patients win.

Our curriculum is rooted on the importance of lifetime patient care and built on real-world experiences. Choose your own educational pathways, from advanced dentistry to business fundamentals and leadership development. Learning extends beyond the classroom with peer-to-peer study groups, ongoing mentorship, and implementation support.

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As part of our support, you will have access to real clinical experience, leadership training, and relevant, practical skills that equip hygienists to thrive! Collaborate with hygienists from across America inside the classroom and out while you learn the latest techniques and technologies—and immediately put them into practice.

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HDU training can help you perfect your skills with opportunities to train alongside a supported doctor on advanced dental procedures. Through live, virtual, and on-demand classes, you’ll gain the confidence you need to support your dentist in providing world-class patient care.

Whether you work in a dental office or provide administrative support, HDU can help you grow your business and leadership skills. Access training to unlock skills to address shifting patient needs, improve office performance, and provide the best possible support to doctors and teams.

HDU At-A-Glance

Heartland Dental is an AGD PACE-approved organization, offering a quality of instruction that is simply unmatched.

  • Instruction ranked in the top 5% by Explorance Metrics that Matter™
  • Hands-on, virtual, and on-demand learning environments with thousands of CEUs available
  • Training for team members in clinical and administrative roles
  • Regional live patient and mentor-guided workshops
  • Post-class mentorship and peer-led study clubs

Meet The Faculty

You'll have access to thousands of live and virtual courses and personalized mentorship. HDU’s wide network of talented instructors includes practicing dentists, hygienists, and DAs, along with experts in business and leadership development. Here are a few.

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Dr. Farai Kambasha

Dr. Farai Kambasha Doctor Leadership

Dr. Kambasha’s clinical and leadership skills have been key to his successful Heartland Dental supported practice for the past 18 years. As Senior Clinical Director of Doctor Leadership, he applies practical skills and real-world experiences to his approach to education and mentoring. He takes great pride in helping every doctor become the leader of their practice.

Kieran O'Brien

Kieran O'Brien Hygiene Empowerment

With 14 years of experience as a clinical hygienist and mentor, Kieran is passionate about helping hygienists grow their careers and their personal satisfaction. In the two-part Hygiene Empowerment series, she blends guided learning with interactive discussion to help hygienists discover the traits that will help them become even stronger leaders and providers.

Amanda Langhorne

Amanda Langhorne Leadership Skills

Heartland Dental has partnered with The Bell Leadership Institute for more than twenty years to build a strong culture of highly effective leaders. Amanda works with clinical and business professionals across the company to support their commitment to grow their leadership skills, both personal and professional.

Dr. Marvin Berlin

Dr. Marvin Berlin Aesthetic Dentistry

Dr. Berlin is one of the top cosmetic dentists in the U.S. He is passionate about teaching and supports doctors from around the world. As Clinical Director of Aesthetics, Dr. Berlin runs Heartland Dental's Aesthetic Continuum — the largest, live, hands-on cosmetic training program in the country.

Luis Mata

Luis Mata Communication Training

With a degree in strategic communications and 9 years of education experience at Heartland Dental, Luis brings passion and energy to teaching one of HDU’s most impactful courses. In Communications Training, Luis brings the entire supported dental office team together to learn how to authentically communicate their WHY.

Dr. Ben Hanson

Dr. Ben Hanson Surgery & Implants

Dr. Hanson is a full-time practicing doctor with a focus on surgery and implants in his West Highland Dental and Brownstown Dental Practices. As a Clinical Director, he teaches doctors how to perform safe, high-quality implants so this important procedure is more accessible to patients across all Heartland Dental supported offices.

Yolanda Cox

Yolanda Cox Laser Training

Yolanda began her career as a dental hygienist in Central Ohio and is currently Manager for Doctor Education Development. Her passion for education led her to roles as a clinical hygiene mentor, instructor, and course developer. She created HDU’s Standard Level Laser Certification in partnership with the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

Dr. Steven Dobbs

Dr. Steven Dobbs Endodontics

Dr. Dobbs graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry in 2005 and has worked with Heartland Dental since 2009. He is passionate about both teaching and performing endodontic procedures so that patients — both his own and those of his students — can be relieved of pain.

Success Stories

“Our classes are taught by experienced clinicians who regularly see patients. Doctors, team members, and administrators come together to learn new skills, all to the benefit of patient care.”

Dr. Anna Singh

Senior Vice President Clinical Operations Hear from our supported doctors
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The Doctor Mastery Program

As the dental industry continues to evolve, advanced education is critical. The 5-Year Doctor Mastery Program is designed to teach you everything you need to help you and your practice succeed.

  • Grow effectiveness and efficiency with common clinical procedures
  • Learn business skills to enhance productivity and performance in the office
  • Develop communication strategies to support successful team building

Upon completion, supported doctors can achieve their Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) and receive a mastery bonus of up to $250,000 from their supported practice.


In The Heartland

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3 Trends That Will Shape the Future of Dentistry

Jan 25, 2023

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.
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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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Midwinter Meeting Spotlight | A Passion for Dental Knowledge and Empowerment

Feb 18, 2020

Later this week, dental professionals from across the country will descend on Chicago for the 155th Midwinter Meeting. Starting Thursday, February 20, and wrapping up Saturday, February 22, members of the dental community will gather to learn from leaders in dental education, try out the latest industry innovations, and overall, enjoy an exciting event amongst their peers.
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