Inc. has been putting out their annual Inc. 5000 list for the past 30 years. To qualify, businesses must have generated at least $100,000 in revenue in 2012, at least $2 million in revenue in 2015, be privately held, for profit, based in the U.S. and independent (not a subsidiary or division of another company). Heartland Dental was joined on the list by other thriving companies like Loot Crate (#1 on the list!), Suja Juice, Yeti Coolers, Dollar Shave Club and a slew of remarkable companies from across a handful of industries. We’d like to extend a congratulations to a fellow dental support organization, Pacific Dental Services, Inc. for also making the list. It’s quite a feat to see two DSOs achieve this recognition.
This year, Heartland Dental was also one of only 24 companies on the entire list to have a revenue of $1 billion or over. It’s a very exciting time for our company, but, what does it take to get here? Our supported doctors, team members and Home Office employees are the power behind our company. In return, our company takes great pride in who we hire and are committed to finding our “perfect fit.” We want to ensure that team members know what it means to be part of our Heartland Dental family. Our entire team believes in our systems, they believe in each other and they believe in the company. That’s what keeps us growing. If you don’t have a great team behind you, it’s going to be hard to grow.
Our continued growth, and the fact that two DSOs made this year’s list, means the stigma around dental support organizations is slowly disintegrating. People don’t know what they don’t know, and through education of what we do and how we do it, we’re helping to develop the industry. Dentists like being supported by DSOs because they can enjoy entities like flexible schedules, more time with friends and family, and are able to actively pursue interests outside of dentistry.
In our efforts to continue flourishing and supporting dentists, Heartland Dental will soon expand to 10,000 team members and grow to support 800 dental offices. As a company we are very much looking forward to what the future has in store.