Patrick Bauer

President & Chief Executive Officer

Heartland Dental President & Chief Executive Officer Patrick Bauer
President & Chief Executive Officer

In 1997, Patrick Bauer moved 586 miles southwest of Minneapolis, MN to Effingham, IL, where he’s been an integral part of the Heartland Dental family ever since. When he first joined Heartland Dental as Chief Operations Officer, the company wasn’t as big as it is today. Like any good COO, Pat rolled up his sleeves and got to work. He took on almost every role within the company – from business assistant to dental assistant, marketing guru to team recruiter, and everything in-between. Today, he is responsible for the oversight and management of all operations and day-to-day functions of the company. On the weekends, Pat replaces his business hat with a horned Vikings hat to cheer on his favorite football team. Consequently, when Monday comes around, he can be found in front of the mirror removing any leftover traces of purple and gold face paint. He and his wife are frequent travelers and especially enjoy taking the time to hang out with their son, daughter and son-in-law. Pat knows a thing or two about family, being the 14th of 16 children. During summer 2017, Pat took on a new title: Grandpa. 

Hidden Talent: Singing

Cheeto Enthusiast

Minnesota Vikings Fan
  • Rick Workman Founder & Executive Chairman Heartland Dental

    Dr. Rick Workman

    Founder & Executive Chairman

  • Patrick Bauer President & Chief Executive Officer Heartland Dental

    Patrick Bauer

    President & Chief Executive Officer

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  • DeAnn McClain Executive Vice President of Operations Heartland Dental

    DeAnn McClain


  • Heartland Dental Executive Vice President of Technology and Patient Marketing Craig Kabbes

    Craig Kabbes

    Technology & Patient Marketing

  • Mark Greenstein Executive Vice President of Strategy & Development Heartland Dental

    Mark Greenstein

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  • Heartland Dental Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary John Pantazis

    John Pantazis

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