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Heartland Dental Overview

Effingham, IL
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
Health Care
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Heartland Dental, LLC is the leading dental support organizations in the United States with more than 775 supported dental offices located within 34 states. Based in Effingham, Illinois, Heartland Dental supports over 1,000 dentists and 10,000 team members by offering continuing ... Read more

Mission: To support dentists and their teams as they deliver the highest quality dental care and experiences to the communities they serve while providing exceptional careers and creating value for our stakeholders.

Company Updates

  • We don't just support doctors, we support their teams too! Check out this story from one of our dental hygienists.

    Supporting Dental Hygienists & Their Careers

    At Heartland Dental we're proud to support doctors and their team members. An essential part of that team is the dental hygienists.

  • Last fall, we conducted a company-wide employee engagement survey to help us better understand our strengths and opportunities. View some of the high-level results!

    Employee Engagement Results

    The goal of this survey was to better support our people and identify where they felt Heartland Dental was doing well and to identify some areas of opportunity.

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Heartland Dental – Why Work For Us?

Success, achievement and advancement all start with the right people. People with passion. People willing to go the extra mile. People who never settle for average. Our people are our biggest investment.

Since 1997, we’ve helped thousands of doctors and team members find the personal and professional growth they’ve been searching for. Our commitment is directly reflected in our phenomenal, ongoing expansion.

We don’t take shortcuts, we don’t compromise quality, we don’t retreat from challenges. We value unity. We foster opportunities for mentorships and professional partnerships – with a personal touch.



To be a world-class company and the leader in dentistry


To support dentists and their teams as they deliver the highest quality dental care and experiences to the communities they serve while providing exceptional careers and creating value for our stakeholders.

Heartland Dental strives to create a unified environment focused on quality, education and ongoing progression - built by high achievers who understand the value of hard work.

The vision of Heartland Dental is brought to life by committing to a set of established brand pillars:

Advancing the art and science of dentistry

Utilizing innovative tools and techniques, and supporting dentists in providing quality dental services accessible to more people. Working together as a company towards the same goals in order to experience continual growth and progression.

Professional service, personal success

Offering solution-based services and providing documented results in business support, maintaining Midwestern values and ethical leadership. Investing in the right people; people with passion, people willing to go the extra mile, people who never settle for second best

Collaboration and coaching

Supporting dentists as they pursue opportunities to hone their abilities, offering them the right amount of structure to achieve success on their own terms, offering peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, focusing on the lifelong careers of supported dentists, valuing unity, fostering mentorships and professional partnerships with a personal touch.


Dentist Careers Like No Other.

You've worked hard to build your clinical skills and deserve a support system that will allow you to continue being the best dentist you can possibly be. Whether you are looking to practice in a single or multi-doctor office, in a rural or suburban area, Heartland Dental has over 725 supported offices in 34 states, and we look forward to connecting you with a supported location that will exceed your expectations.

With offices across 34 states, we have the right fit for you!


The Heartland Dental Difference

Heartland Dental strives to find doctors their perfect fit to maximize their career, personal life and patient care delivery.

We stand apart and succeed because our supported doctors are the leaders of their practice.

Supported doctors have autonomy in all areas including their patients, their team and their office. In order to help them become strong leaders, they're offered world-class support and advancement strategies.

Based on their individual goals, supported doctors are offered the chance to grow with their offices and build rewarding careers. They're welcomed into a supportive, close-knit atmosphere built on leadership and team work.

The Recruiting Experience

Be a dentist again. Not an accountant, marketing guru or HR manager.

A dentist focused strictly on your most important task - patient care. A dentist who has the personal and professional flexibility you’ve always imagined.

The Affiliation Process

Heartland Dental Gives Back

Heartland Dental and their supported offices understand the importance of giving back and the impact it has on the communities we live and work in. This is why our supported team members and doctors take part in philanthropic events each year. Our supported offices actively participate in mission trips, Free Dentistry Days™ and MY Free Smile™.

In 2015 alone, hundreds of Heartland Dental supported dentists and teams have made a commitment to enhance the lives of those living in their communities.

Altogether Heartland Dental’s Free Dentistry Total for 2016 = $2,285,493!


Giving Back

  • Phones for Soldiers
  • Effingham County Chamber of Commerce
  • United Way
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate
  • Relay for Life
  • Effingham CEO Program
  • Richard E. Workman Sports and Wellness Center
  • Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health

The Founder and Executive Chairman, Dr. Rick Workman has supported many organizations and worthy causes.

  • Dr. Rick Workman Advanced Care 
    • Dr. Rick and Angie Workman made a generous donation to the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health to support the state-of-the-art clinic. The clinic opened in September of 2013, the first of its kind in Arizona, provides comprehensive care for individuals with complicated oral health needs or medically complex conditions including cancer, cardiac disease, renal disease, bleeding disorders and physical and development disabilities.
  • Richard E. Workman Sports and Wellness Complex
    • A recent contribution from the Workman’s includes a $6.1 million donation to the Effingham Community Foundation. $5 million of which is going toward a new sports center in Effingham, the Richard E. Workman Sports and Wellness Complex.  

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    "One of the best companies to work for."

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    Former Employee - Registered Dental Hygienist in Mitchellville, MD
    Former Employee - Registered Dental Hygienist in Mitchellville, MD
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    I worked at Heartland Dental full-time (More than 3 years)


    Great pay, encourages education and administers most of it. This was my first job out of hygiene school and I'm am so grateful. I learned about the business of dentistry and the psychology of patient care.


    Poor work/life balance in the north east region. I was working 2-3 12 hour shifts and 615 am to 8 in between with two days off. I also worked every other Saturday 8-4. Southern region isn't as bad.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your employees. It pays off

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Heartland Dental Interviews



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    Office Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McKinney, TX
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    Negative Experience
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    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Heartland Dental (McKinney, TX).


    Submitted application; a few days later received a rejection email. Two days after that, I got a call from the recruiter. We had a great chat and she set me up with an in-person interview. Went to interview, arrived on time. The manager was 15 min late and insisted I must have misread the appointment time (I double checked and I did not.) None the less, she and I had a great conversation as well. She told me quite a bit about the company and next steps. She told me to come back the following week on Tuesday, to shadow someone currently in the role. A few days after that, I get a rejection email. I call the recruiter to clarify: am I rejected or should I go to job preview on Tuesday? The recruiter apologizes and said she sent the email to the wrong person and that I should go Tuesday. So I went. They had no idea I was coming. They called the manager I met with and she said the recruiter was supposed to get in touch with me. I told her that I did speak with her, and she told me to come. So then she apologies for the confusion, tells me to leave and that she will call me. Guess who never called? It really is completely OK if I am not a good fit, but they were obviously not on the same page and wasted my time. I am grateful that I dodged this bullet! I highly recommend staying away from this place!

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Heartland Dental Awards & Accolades

  • Hire Power Awards - Top 100 Job Creators, Inc. 5000, 2013
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Inc. Magazine, 2013

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