Heartland Dental Care, Inc. Adds 45 Dental Practices in 2010 and Sets the Bar Even Higher for 2011.

Leading Dental Group Continues its Expansion

Mar 10, 2011, 11:17 ET from Heartland Dental Care, Inc.

EFFINGHAM, Ill., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Heartland Dental Care, Inc's reputation as the leader in dental practice management was more than evident in 2010 with the notable goals the group accomplished and the nearly 20% growth they experienced.  With Heartland's belief in constant and never ending improvement, 2011 is projected to be an even bigger year for the group.

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In 2010, Heartland Dental Care, Inc. brought its total number of locations to 279, affiliating with 45 established practices and opening six start ups.  With these additions, Heartland's company footprint increased to 17 states now including Georgia, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania.

"It's a pleasure to welcome these new practices to our family," said Dr. Rick Workman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Heartland Dental Care, Inc.  "These new team members will bring great value to our company and further our goal of providing quality dental care."

Heartland's other noteworthy accomplishments in 2010 included:

  • 75 dentists added to their family and an overall reduction in team turnover
  • 14 additional dentists completed the IV sedation dentistry certification courses
  • Patients ranked Heartland dentists among the top 15% of dental practices across the country, according to Press Ganey
  • Complete installation of Kodak digital radiography in all Heartland offices

"I'm extremely proud of what we've accomplished in 2010, and we will continue our goal of becoming the leader in dentistry in 2011," said Patrick C. Bauer, President and Chief Operations Officer.  "We will continue to materially improve our infrastructure to ensure we continue offering the world-class service our teams and patients are accustomed to.  Additionally, we will enhance our doctor, team, and patient experiences through implementation of new technologies, such as Biolase's ezlase 940™, and email and text communication tools by Smile Reminder for appointment confirmation, statements, insurance verification, and much, much more."

About Heartland Dental Care, Inc.

Heartland Dental Care, Inc. is one of the leading dental practice management groups in the United States with close to 300 dental practices located within 17 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:

Ashley Buehnerkemper, Corporate and Brand Manager

(217) 540-5653


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