20th Anniversary

December 8th-9th at the Hyatt Regency Orlando

2017 Recap

Winter Conference

Featured 2017 Speakers

Rick Workman

Rick Workman, DMD

Heartland Dental Founder & Executive Chairman

Patrick Bauer

Patrick Bauer

Heartland Dental President & Chief Executive Officer

Dave Ramesy

Dave Ramsey

DMP Member
& Stockholder Exclusive

Bonnie St. John

Bonnie St. John

Leadership Keynote (Friday Afternoon)

Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni

General Keynote (Friday Afternoon)

Brian Gray

Brian Gray, DDS, MAGD

Clinical Keynote (Saturday Afternoon)


  • Friday 12/8
  • Saturday 12/9
  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Doctor Mentor Roundtable - (Invitation Only)
    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm 
    Opening Session
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Leadership Sessions
    Keynote - General - Bonnie St. John
    Dave Ramsey - DMP Member & Stockholder Exclusive
    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Break - Supplier Showcase
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Keynote - Patrick Lencioni
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Welcome Reception - Hands On Product Demonstrations
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Stockholder Celebration - (Invitation Only)
  • 6:30 am - 7:45 am
    Supplier Showcase & Deluxe Breakfast
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
    State of Heartland Dental - Dr. Rick Workman and Patrick Bauer
    9:00 am - 9:30 am
    Break - Supplier Showcase
    9:30 am - 10:45 am
    Mini Sessions - Descriptions Below
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    Mini Sessions - Descriptions Below
    12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
    Lunch - Supplier Showcase
    1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
    Heartland Dental Talks: Quick & Actionable Best Practices
    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Break - Supplier Showcase
    3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
    Clinical Keynote: Brian Gray, DDS, MAGD
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Doctor Holiday Party

Mini Sessions

Making the Most of Your Digital Scanner
Speaker: Robert Mongrain, DDS

Scanners have become one of the most innovative (and cost saving) pieces of technology in today’s industry, in regards to creating efficiency and convenience for both doctors and patients. In this course, learn best practices for utilizing your scanner effectively from Heartland Dental clinical leaders who have mastered this revolutionary technology.

The Evolving Business of Dentistry
Speakers: Tim Quirt, DDS, DeAnn McClain, and Mark Greenstein

Your office is a business, and with that comes all the responsibilities and challenges of running a successful business – marketing to modern patients, ensuring an ideal level of customer satisfaction and patient convenience, and much more. Hearing from a group of Heartland Dental’s most influential business leaders, discover how we can partner with you to meet these challenges and create a sound strategic plan for your office today that will have a lasting impact in the years to come.

The Multi-Doctor Equation: 1 + 1 = 1
Speakers: Mark Hodge, DMD; Kylie Parrish, DDS; Jay Powers

The multi-doctor office is becoming more and more prevalent, and with that setup comes challenges. In order to create success as a group, building strong relationships, creating alignment and working together as “one” is vital. In this breakout, hear from Heartland Dental supported dentists and operational leaders who have first-hand experience in helping multi-doctor offices thrive. Whether enrolled in the DMP or not, learn what steps to take in raising your relationship building and office alignment to the next level.
*Program designed for DMP Members

Going Beyond the Plateau
Speaker: Qais Musmar, DDS

Your office is doing great, your team is aligned and your level of care has never been better. What’s next? Even when hitting the plateau of success, there’s always a higher level just within your grasp. In this breakout, a group of Heartland Dental’s top clinical leaders will provide insight to help you reach new heights through more effective scheduling, advanced procedure efficiency and achieving the most out of trusted labs and products.

Crossing the Finish Line: Making it Easy for Your Patients to Say YES!
Speaker: Dr. Paul Homoly, CSP

You know how to diagnose like a pro, but can you close like one? To help patients say yes to the care they need and deserve but often don’t want, it takes a pro level of communication and understanding. In this breakout, learn new subtle but powerful techniques to help you master the communication of closing and help your patients cross the finish line with their care.

What to Expect



Over 1,000 supported doctors attend our annual Winter Conference, along with members of our leadership team. You'll have ample opportunities to get to know your colleagues better and mingle with the Heartland Dental team.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Beyond being an energetic and exciting event for our supported doctors, the Winter Conference is a continuing education event. Attend clinical and leadership breakout sessions and earn continuing education credit in the process.

Vendor Fair

Supplier Showcase

We love welcoming our preferred vendors to the Winter Conference supplier showcase! Stop by their booths to learn more about their products and how you can take advantage of them.



What would the Winter Conference be without a little celebration? Our annual holiday party will be the perfect way to close-out this year's conference. Additionally, this event is designed to celebrate the people who make us who we are - our supported doctors.

Heartland Dental Winter Conference