Heartland Dental Names Patrick Bauer Chief Executive Officer for the Largest Dental Support Organization in the US

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Founder Dr. Rick Workman Appointed Active Board Executive

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Our innovative model coupled with the dedication of our supported doctors and team members has helped Heartland Dental truly stand out as a dental support organization.

Heartland Dental, LLC, the largest dental support organization in the United States, today announced that Patrick Bauer has been named chief executive officer and will remain president of Heartland Dental. Bauer has been the company’s president since 2009 and chief operations officer since 1997. In his role, Bauer will continue to oversee and manage all day-to-day functions of the company.

“These changes are a natural progression in the advancement of our company. Pat has accomplished so much as president and COO, and I have no doubt he will continue that success as CEO,” said Rick Workman, DMD, founder of Heartland Dental. “Along with Pat and the rest of our leadership team, we have established key goals for 2016 that are directly in line with our vision of becoming the leader in dentistry.”

Dr. Workman started Heartland Dental from a single dental office nearly two decades ago in Effingham. His vision to create a world-class dental support organization helped grow Heartland Dental into a company that now supports more than 700 dental offices across the country.

“Looking back on the past 18 years and what we have been able to accomplish, I’m amazed every time I think about it. Our innovative model coupled with the dedication of our supported doctors and team members has helped Heartland Dental truly stand out as a dental support organization,” added Dr. Workman. “I look forward to working towards our mission and carrying this momentum into the future.”

Heartland Dental now supports more than 1,000 dentists and more than 7,000 dental team members across the country, offering non-clinical, administrative support along with education opportunities and leadership training.

“As investment partners, we also believe this is a natural progression for Heartland Dental’s growth and will only benefit their future development,” added Steve Faraone, vice president of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

About Heartland Dental

Heartland Dental, LLC is the largest dental support organization in the United States with more than 700 supported dental offices located in 31 states. Based in Effingham, Illinois and founded by Rick Workman, DMD, Heartland Dental offers supported dentists and team members 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. Follow Heartland Dental on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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