Heartland Dental Care Celebrates New Home Office Addition

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Leading dental service organization completes construction on Home Office expansion.

Heartland Dental Care, LLC, one of the leading dental service organizations in the country, recently completed construction on their Home Office expansion project. The expansion has added 40,000 square feet onto the previous facility, increasing the size of the office to 80,000 total square feet.

Heartland Dental Care’s purpose is to provide world-class, non-clinical support to affiliated dentists as they provide the highest quality dental care to the communities they serve. When dentists are distracted by non-clinical, administrative duties, they aren’t as focused on patient care, which negatively affects their patients. With HDC’s support and educational opportunities, affiliated dentists can focus on and advance their level of care – benefiting both affiliated dentists and patients alike. The new Home Office addition will help Heartland Dental Care strengthen this level of support.

With the expansion, HDC will support the operations of affiliated dentists through their proprietary Measurement and Performance Systems (MAPS) software, among other services. The HDC Home Office houses non-clinical support areas such as marketing, accounting, administration, accounts payable, human resources, IT, payroll, education, recruiting and development, so affiliated dentists can focus on dentistry. With the facility expansion, HDC can build upon this already stellar group of individuals. The expansion has the potential to create up to 175 new jobs over the coming years, and currently supports over 272 jobs. Since January 2012, 79 new jobs have been added, with a 25 additional jobs anticipated by years end, and 50 new jobs anticipated by the end of 2014.

“With the expansion, HDC now has the ability to support the additional positions needed,” said Patrick C. Bauer, President and Chief Operations Officer at Heartland Dental Care. “As we welcome more and more affiliated dentists and team members to the Heartland Dental Care family, we’ll be able to expand our Home Office support teams to keep up with the demand.”

In addition, the expansion will return The Institute at Heartland Dental Care to the Home Office. The Institute serves as a means for affiliated dentists and team members to receive world-class clinical and leadership training. Through courses such as Doctor Dental University, Bell Leadership and the HDC Aesthetic Continuum, affiliated dentists and team members are offered the tools necessary to succeed in their roles and advance within the company. HDC’s educational focus creates an excellent environment for affiliated dentists and team members to build enjoyable, lasting careers. HDC is excited to offer affiliated dentists and team members continuing education at Home Office once again.

The new facility allows greatly enhanced food service convenience for participants of The Institute. Also, Heartland Family Dental Care, the affiliated dental office located within the HDC Home Office, now has expanded parking to increase patient convenience. In their state-of-the-art facility, Dr. Alison Conant and her team can now further their ability to provide excellent dental experiences to the surrounding community.

The new Home Office addition will allow HDC to ultimately advance their goals in supporting affiliated dentists, but it will also benefit Effingham and Effingham County as well.

“It’s an honor to grow our organization here. The people who live and work in Effingham are hard-working, honest, friendly and industrious. They are the perfect people to live and work with,” said Richard E. Workman, DMD, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Heartland Dental Care. “This expansion will benefit both HDC and the city of Effingham. The new addition was constructed using local subcontractors and trades almost exclusively. In addition, with the number of out-of-town guests that visit the Home Office each year continuing to rise (nearly 7,000 last year), commerce for local hotels, restaurants and other local businesses will increase.”

HDC also had the pleasure of hosting members of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, July 2nd, to celebrate the new Home Office addition. With a huge turnout, guests had the opportunity to tour the new facility and attend the official ribbon cutting. Mayor Gillenwater was also on hand to speak at the event.

About Heartland Dental Care, LLC

Heartland Dental Care, LLC. Is one of the leading dental services organizations in the United States with more than 425 affiliated dental offices located within 20 states. Based in Effingham, Ill., Heartland Dental Care supports over 700 affiliated dentists and 5,000 team members by offering continuing professional education and leadership training along with a variety of non-clinical administrative services including staffing, human relations, procurement, administration, financial, marketing and information technology. For more information, visit http://www.HeartlandDentalCare.com. Follow Heartland Dental Care, LLC on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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