A Message from Our President

There's No Place Like Home

In past issues of Smiling, I’ve frequently mentioned Heartland Dental Care’s philosophy of continual growth. Each year, we’re proud to affiliate with more and more dental offices and help these affiliated dentists and team members build the outstanding careers and lives they’ve always wanted.


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

To keep up with our impressive growth, we need to expand our support teams as well. Subsequently in May 2012, we initiated a year-long construction project to double the size of our Home Office from 40,000 square feet to 80,000 square feet. The project reached completion this past June.

Located in Effingham, Illinois, the HDC Home Office is comprised of non-clinical support areas such as Marketing, Accounting, Administration, Accounts Payable, Human Resources, Information Technology, Payroll, Education, Recruiting, Affiliation and Development. Each of these departments focuses on their specific area of expertise so affiliated dentists can focus on dentistry. With the facility expansion now complete, HDC can build upon this already stellar group of individuals. The expansion has the potential to house up to 175 new jobs over the coming years, in addition to the 272 jobs currently at Home Office. Since January 2012, 79 new jobs have been added at the Home Office, with 25 additional jobs anticipated by year’s end, and 50 new jobs anticipated by the end of 2014.

In addition, the expansion returned The Institute at Heartland Dental Care to the Home Office. Measuring 8,500 total square feet, the Institute serves as a means for affiliated dentists and team members to receive world-class clinical and leadership training. HDC’s educational support creates an excellent environment for affiliated dentists and team members to build enjoyable, lasting careers. While remaining at the forefront of dentistry, we are excited to host annual continuing education at Home Office once again. The Institute area also features breakout rooms, a lounge and a 6,000 square foot food service area.

In this issue’s cover story, you can read even more about our new Home Office addition and the industry-leading educational opportunities being offered at The Institute at Heartland Dental Care.