From the Heart
Rick Workman, DMD
Founder and CEO of Heartland Dental Care
A Message from Dr. Rick Workman, Heartland Dental Founder and Chief Executive Officer
2013 was a great year for Heartland Dental. We continued our momentous growth and helped even more dentists find the support they have been searching for. Specifically, we:
- Supported the opening of 38 new startup offices
- Affiliated with 100 existing offices
- Were named to the 2013 Inc. 5000 list, and was No. 3 on the 2013 Inc. Hire Power list
- Became 500+ offices strong
Then we kicked off 2014 with a bang rolling out our updated logo, colors and brand image. Now about half way through the year, Heartland Dental continues to move forward. For this year, we have set even higher goals to reach.
Some of the strides we seek to take this year include:
- Supporting the opening of 50 new startup offices
- Supporting the affiliation of 50 separate offices
Now six months in to 2014, we have started making many of those strides. In addition, we are taking necessary steps to add value to our continuing education opportunities for affiliated dentists. As discussed in this issue, the Dr. Leadership series will be broken down into regional study clubs. This will help affiliated dentists enjoy a more personalized, interactive experience while furthering their knowledge and skills. We are also advancing our Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP). Now as Heartland Dental continues to experience growth and success, affiliated dentists have the opportunity to share in this prosperity.
As each year passes, we have been privileged to constantly build upon our already successful model and advance our goal of becoming the leader in dentistry. I can’t wait to see what the rest of 2014 holds in store!