EFFINGHAM, Ill., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Heartland Dental Care, Inc. brought its total number of practices to 253 in 2009 with the acquisition of 27 established practices and the creation of five de novos.
Several of these practices expanded Heartland's presence into two new states -- Nevada and Kansas – increasing the Company's footprint to 14 states.
"We are glad to welcome these practices and team members into the Heartland Dental Care family," said Rick Workman, DMD, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Heartland Dental Care, Inc. "These acquisitions and new practices strengthen our commitment to provide quality dental care in hometowns all across the United States."
"At the beginning of 2009 we set out to add 25 practices, and that's just what we've done," Workman said. "Plus these practices have brought substantial value to our company especially through the innovative ideas of their team members."
Besides a healthy and managed growth in 2009, the Company also experienced several other major accomplishments:
- Increase in Same Store Sales over 2008
- Addition of 96 dentists and an overall reduction in team turnover
- Expansion of education and clinical training programs into regional settings
- Integration of digital x-ray technology and other cutting edge tools and techniques
- Substantial cost savings on supplies and laboratory fees
- Implementation of Patient Satisfaction Surveys
"Everything we do works toward our goal to be a world class company and the leader in dentistry," said Patrick C. Bauer, President and Chief Operations Officer of Heartland Dental Care, Inc. "We will continue to work toward this goal in 2010. We will further this vision by helping our doctors and practices be the best they can be. Whether it's through advanced clinical education or simple communication skills – it's all about giving our patients personal attention and professional excellence."
About Heartland Dental Care
Heartland Dental Care, Inc. is one of the leading dental practice management groups in the United States with more than 250 dental practices located within 14 states. Based in Effingham, Ill., Heartland provides its dentists and team members with continuing professional education and leadership training along with a variety of management services which include staffing, human relations, purchasing, administration, financial, marketing and information technology support. For more information, visit www.HeartlandDentalCare.com.
For more information, contact:
Kari Kabbes, Marketing & Public Relations Manager
(217) 540-5165 1-217-540-5100
SOURCE Heartland Dental Care, Inc.