300 Strong

Heartland Reaches 300th Practice Milestone

"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement and success have no meaning." - Benjamin Franklin

This quote speaks the truth. Without advancement, success cannot be truly obtained; constant progression and expansion are essential. For the past 14 years, Heartland Dental Care has been a testament to that ideal, succeeding in our goal to provide first-rate dental care, but spreading that goal outward to more people in new areas as well. This is evident in Heartland's latest milestone: affiliating with our 300th dental practice.

Patrick C. Bauer, President and Chief Operations Officer, welcomes Heartland’s 300th practice, First Coast Dental Partners of Arlington. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, the practice officially affiliated with Heartland on April 28, 2011, a valuable addition to an already stellar list of successful practices.

 

Since its inception in 1997, Heartland has aimed to revolutionize the world of dentistry – to vastly improve patient care and provide dentists and team members the means to advance their skills and knowledge as well – a win-win scenario for patients and doctors. In its first six years, Heartland grew to one hundred practices, and by 2007 had doubled in size. From the first practice to the 300th, Heartland has offered unrivaled leadership, support and educational opportunities.

"The positive impact Heartland has brought to dentistry – as well as the lives of our patients – is extraordinary."

Rick Workman, DMD
Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Heartland Dental Care

"To say it's been an incredible journey is an understatement," said Dr. Rick Workman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Heartland Dental Care. "As I reflect on the mass scale of patients we've helped and will continue to help in the future, I have to conclude that the positive impact Heartland has brought to dentistry – as well as the lives of our patients – is extraordinary."

Heartland's evolution is due in part to the hard work of the exemplary individuals at Heartland: the leadership of the executive team, the dedicated dentists and team members in Heartland practices and the valuable administrative, HR, accounting, education, recruiting, client and marketing expertise from home office employees. Each team member works cohesively to keep the Heartland machine running at top performance.

"Throughout the years, the ambition, hard work and commitment of everyone at Heartland has propelled this company to its flourishing status today."

Patrick C. Bauer
President and Chief Operations Officer at Heartland Dental Care

"Throughout the years, the ambition, hard work and commitment of everyone at Heartland has propelled this company to its flourishing status today," said Patrick C. Bauer, President and Chief Operations Officer of Heartland Dental Care. "Their commitment to growth and personal excellence has been a driving force in taking Heartland to the next level."

While amassing 300 offices is remarkable, it's only the beginning of Heartland's ongoing mission to become the leader in dentistry. By integrating the latest technology, education and communication, Heartland aims to provide dentists, team members and patients unparalleled support as they lead the way into the future of dentistry.

"Celebrating this milestone provides an excellent time to be grateful and thank everyone who has worked so hard to bring Heartland to this point, and it's also a time to look at the amazing opportunity that still lies before us," said Dr. Workman. "We are truly blessed to have so much work to do. It's a great time to be at Heartland, and I believe even greater things are still to come – 400 strong, 500 strong and so on."