Heartland Dental Ranks Third

Heartland Dental recognized as one of the nation's leading job creators.

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Since its first appearance on the Inc. 500 list in 2003, Heartland Dental has been recognized numerous times for excellence in business. In 2013, the company was recognized for contributions to the economy, specifically for creating jobs. Adding 1,759 jobs since the end of 2011, Heartland Dental was ranked third among the country's top 100 job providers on the Inc. Hire Power list for 2013. The company also ranked first in the state of Illinois, first in the business products and services category and third in companies with over 1,000 employees.

"I'm extremely thankful to be acknowledged by Inc. for our efforts in creating new employment opportunities and strengthening our economy," explained Rick Workman, DMD, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Heartland Dental. "I'm also proud that Heartland Dental is being mentioned alongside so many of today's most influential, pioneering businesses."

In their second year, the awards are drawing national attention for spotlighting the positive impact businesses are making on the job market and economy. Dr. Workman was featured alongside other top Inc. Hire Power honorees in a live interview on Fox Business' After the Bell segment.

Hire Power Award

The annual Inc. Hire Power Awards recognize the top 100 companies who are creating the most new jobs, restoring lives and playing a significant role in rebuilding the economy. The 2013 list includes a variety of companies in the fields of healthcare, software, real estate, insurance, security, retail and more.

Inc.'s Hire Power Awards rank small and mid-sized private businesses by how many new jobs they have generated over the past three years. To qualify, applicants must be U.S. based, have been founded in 2011 or earlier and have at least 10 employees as of December 31, 2012. In total, the companies on the list created more than 51,000 jobs in the past 18 months.

"Since Heartland Dental was founded, it has been our mission to create an environment that fosters continual growth and provides exceptional, long-term career opportunities for our team members. We're thrilled to be recognized by Inc. for these achievements," added Patrick Bauer, President and Chief Operations officer at Heartland Dental.

The complete Inc. Hire Power Awards for 2013 can be found at www.inc.com/hire-power/list/2013.

The Fox Business After the Bell interview can be found at http://bit.ly/18RtVwu

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