A Message From Our President
You may have noticed a continuing trend in every issue of Smiling – we often discuss the continuing educational opportunities offered to supported dentists, and for good reason. Our commitment to offering these world-class opportunities has always been a staple of our company. This also sets us apart from many other dental support organizations.
Patrick C. Bauer
President and Chief Operations Officer at Heartland Dental Care
A key component of these educational events is the high quality of speakers and instructors involved. In addition to learning from Heartland Dental leaders, participants learn from prominent figures in dentistry as well as the business world. Since Heartland Dental and The Institute at Heartland Dental were established, well-known industry speakers such as Dr. Gordon Christensen, Dr. Jay Reznick, Dr. Lou Graham, Dr. George Bruder, Dr. Edward Lowe and more have been featured throughout the years. Likewise, renowned speakers in business, communication and leadership such as Dr. Gerald Bell, Fred Joyal, Joe Navarro, Coach Lou Holtz and others have also shared their insights at supported events. This past December at our annual Excellence in Leadership event, Dr. Christensen returned to speak. In addition, author and speaker Patrick Lencioni presented on effective leadership techniques.
Now in 2015, we are continuing this trend. Heartland Dental is once again supporting valuable courses such as the Aesthetic Continuum, the Dr. Leadership Series, Dr. LEADS and more, featuring speakers such as Dr. Mike Koczarski and Dr. Mike Miyasaki among others. Plus, courses like the Aesthetic Continuum and Dr. Leadership are now conveniently held in multiple regions across the country, so even more supported doctors and team members can advance themselves.
Heartland Dental prides itself on being a world-class company with world-class continuing education opportunities. To live up to this standard, we will continue identifying more top speakers and instructors to feature in Heartland Dental supported education. We are also proud to support many clinicians who are positively impacting dental education, including the Clinical Director of The Dawson Academy, Dr. John Cranham, who you can read about in this issue’s cover story.