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Built By Doctors, For Doctors

Becoming a dentist and building your practice was all about having the freedom to care for your patients. But at some point, the administrative tasks took over. Our Founder understood because he'd been there. Heartland Dental helps make your life easier with robust staffing, equipment, and non-clinical support services. We promise our supported doctors and employees the opportunity to build the futures they want while also securing their legacy in the communities they serve.

The Doctor Difference

A DSO Invested In Your Success

Be the dentist you want to be with world-class support from us. As the largest and most experienced DSO in the nation, we can help you navigate today's payor, supplier, and support team challenges and opportunities. And no one is more experienced than Heartland Dental—after all, we’ve been helping doctor-owners transition while retaining clinical independence and obtaining outstanding compensation from their professional corporations since 1982.

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Affiliation

True Clinical Independence

Every supported doctor is unique, and we tailor our support to meet those varying needs. Some require administrative aid to continue growing their practices, while others want a better work-life balance and more time to spend with their families. And through the affiliation process with a Heartland Dental supported PC, you’ll get cash for the equity you have worked so hard to build. Plus, enjoy access to our tried-and-true operational systems and leadership and skill development programs to help you deliver world-class patient care and experiences.

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Heartland Dental Has You Covered

Heartland Dental’s doctor-led culture and business model provide supported doctors with the opportunities to focus on dentistry while we provide the day-to-day non-clinical administrative workflow. With our innovative systems and processes, supported doctors can deliver exceptional oral care to their patients and maximize their own clinical and economic growth now and into the future.

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Human Resources

Seamless staff management solutions. Our HR teams will help you hire skilled employees, clarify questions around benefits and policies, and resolve employment issues.

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Patient Support

Never leave another patient hanging. Our Patient Support Center can handle overflow calls, queue calls back to your system, and create a seamless patient scheduling experience.

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Accounting

Leave the books to the bookkeepers. Our accounting team will help you with bill payment, collections, credentialing, reporting, tracking, insurance claims, and administration.

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Payroll

Simplify and streamline your payroll. Enjoy the PC’s guaranteed salaries, benefits for all team members, admin support, and secure and accurate bookkeeping assistance.

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Supplies

The best supplies at the best prices. Our supplies department orders from vendors at scale, which means they get significant discounts for all our supported dentists and offices.

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Development

Get assistance with your practice growth. Our development team helps you grow your practice through real estate negotiations, construction, design, maintenance, and upkeep. And you’ll have the opportunity to participate in Heartland Dental’s future growth.

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Education

Ongoing training to grow your career. Heartland Dental supported doctors may participate in the Doctor Mastery Program, which can help build clinical, business, communication, and leadership skills.

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Marketing

Our marketing team will assist with growing the practice while you focus on your patients. They will help you build marketing campaigns, buy media, track ROI, and leverage data to attract new patients.

Careers

Explore New Opportunities

At Heartland Dental, there are thousands of rewarding positions available at one of our supported offices for dental professionals across the country. We’re committed to everyone in the Heartland Dental family of supported offices, helping to recruit supported doctors with the competitive compensation provided by supported PCs, facilitating career advancement, and helping to promote a positive work-life balance.

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Success Stories

“If you do the right thing for the right reason, everybody wins.”

Dr. John Mahoney

Supported Doctor, New Iberia, IL

“Heartland Dental has so much to offer and I think I’m probably a better dentist because of the amount of continuing education that’s available. I’m enjoying dentistry more now because of the camaraderie and this family of peers that are all on the same page, striving for excellence.”

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Community Support

Giving back is a core value of Heartland Dental and our supported offices. Through programs like Free Dentistry Day and My Free Smile, we help make a positive impact on our communities. And in collaboration with the Heartland Dental Foundation, we support Heartland Dental team members in need.

Free Dentistry Day

My Free Smile

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We’re Growing. So Can You.

We’ve grown a lot since 1997. Today, Heartland Dental offers comprehensive dental office support services and exciting career opportunities for dental professionals in 38 states across the country.

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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  • Supporting Your Team with Heartland Dental
    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.

  • Pat Bauer Named One of Incisal Edge’s Top 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry
    by Heartland Dental on June 9, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    Pat Bauer Named One of Incisal Edge’s Top 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry

  • 5 Ways to Improve Your Dental Hiring Strategy
    by Heartland Dental on June 6, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    It’s no secret that hiring dental professionals has been difficult for quite some time, and the COVID-19 pandemic notably sparked a labor shortage for dental hygienists in particular.1 Operating your practice with an understaffed team not only makes it difficult to see a full schedule ofpatients, but also may result in you and your practice manager being stretched thin as you focus moreon hiring than patient care.The good news is, dental employment shows a bright outlook. According to the U.S. Bureau of LaborStatistics, from 2020 to 2030, the job outlook is on track to grow faster than average for both hygienistsand dental assistants, meaning you could see a new surge of interest soon.Looking to improve your hiring strategy to make the most of an encouraging employment outlook?Here are five strategies to consider implementing into your recruiting efforts: