Heartland Dental Care, Inc. Celebrates Milestones!
August 08, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsEFFINGHAM, Ill. – Heartland Dental Care, Inc. CEO and President, Richard E. Workman, DMD, recently announced that Heartland Dental Care is celebrating their 10th year in business. Additionally, July 2007 marks 25 years in Dental Practice Management for Dr. Workman himself.
“We are proud of how our company has grown and continues to thrive. I am also extremely proud of our management team, which I believe to be the best in the industry.” Dr. Workman stated.
“And, we have certainly come a long way. I hired my first associate dentist in 1982 and learned a lot about practice management the hard way. In 1997, we sold 21 practices to Dental Health Associates, Inc., retained our management team and started what is now known as Heartland Dental Care. It has been an incredible and rewarding journey for us all,” recalls Workman.
Since 1997, Heartland has achieved special honors and has been a pioneer in the industry. In 2003, HDC was named one of the fastest growing companies by Inc. 500. Also, Heartland established the first Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in the dental practice management industry in 2004. Dr. Workman has also earned special honors such as the Ernst and Young Illinois Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2003 and Executive of the Year Award 2004.
The company celebrated its special mile markers by hosting an Effingham Chamber of Commerce ‘Business after Hours’ gathering for the local business members.
Based in Effingham, Heartland Dental Care is a collection of hometown dental practices located throughout Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Iowa, Virginia, Texas and Arizona. Heartland currently is affiliated with more than 270 dentists and employs more than 1750 team members. In addition, Heartland serves consulting clients in Illinois, Ohio, Idaho, Florida, California, Oregon, Nevada, Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, New York, Puerto Rico and Canada.