EFFINGHAM, Ill., July 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Rick Workman, Founder and Executive Chairman of Heartland Dental, the largest dental support organization (DSO) in the United States, was once again included in Incisal Edge's top 32 most influential people in dentistry. Dr. Workman was ranked No. 10 on the list. This is Dr. Workman's third appearance on the top 32 list, ranking No. 8 in 2018 and No. 2 in 2017.
"I'm honored and humbled to be recognized alongside so many other innovators and influencers in the dental industry," said Dr. Workman. "These are the individuals who are driving our industry forward and creating a better environment for dentists and patients. It's a pleasure to be a part of that."
Recognized as a leader in the dental and DSO industries, Dr. Workman has nearly 40 years of experience in healthcare as both a practicing dentist and business leader. He is also a founding member and former President of the Association of Dental Support Organizations and a past recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Masters category.
Incisal Edge's third annual ranking of the dental industry's top influencers features a wide mix of doctors, executives, innovators, and educators, including, among others, Joseph Hogan, Director, President and CEO of Align Technology; Howard Farran, Founder of Dentaltown.com and Dentaltown magazine; and Gordon Christensen, Founder and CEO of Practical Clinical Courses. The full 2019 list can be viewed here.
About Heartland Dental
Heartland Dental was founded in 1997 by Rick Workman, DMD in Effingham, IL. Today, it is the nation's largest dental support organization with 12,000 employees providing non-clinical administrative support services to 1,500 supported dentists in more than 950 supported dental offices in 37 states. Its non-clinical administrative services include staffing, employee relations, procurement, administration, financial, marketing assistance, and information technology.
Heartland Dental is majority owned by KKR, a leading global investment firm. Heartland Dental remains headquartered in Effingham and offers supported dentists and team members continuing professional education and leadership training.
Adam Lueken, Corporate Communications
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SOURCE Heartland Dental