Heartland Dental Educates, Collaborates, and Celebrates

Bonnie St John, Olympic medalist

Effingham, Illinois based, Heartland Dental, the largest dental support organization in the country with more than 800 supported dental offices located in 34 states, held its annual Winter Conference in Orlando, Florida last month. This event brings Heartland Dental supported dentists from around the country together to celebrate the year’s achievements and learn from renowned clinical, leadership and business speakers. The annual event serves as an opportunity for continuing education, networking and celebration. Each year, attendees hear from a variety of leaders in business and dentistry, in addition to some of their own peers who have experienced success throughout the year.

This year’s Winter Conference featured several prominent keynote speakers including Olympic medalist, speaker and author, Bonnie St. John, finance expert, Dave Ramsey, author and founder of The Table Group, Patrick Lencioni, and international lecturer, Dr. Brian Gray. Additional speakers included dental educator and president of Homoly Communications Institute, Dr. Paul Homoly, as well as a variety of Heartland Dental supported dentists and leaders. Read more about the event on the Heartland Dental blog.

“Our Winter Conference advances every year, both with the amount of attendees we have and the number of great speakers we’re able to include. This year was no different,” said Patrick Bauer, president and chief executive officer at Heartland Dental. “It’s always an honor and pleasure to host such an event for our supported doctors and celebrate our successes together, as well as offer them invaluable learning opportunities.”

“One of the best things about Heartland Dental is the open, collaborative environment in which we operate. This event is a great example of that. Hundreds of supported dentists came together to share ideas and encouragement, who all work together for the same cause,” explained Dr. Rick Workman, founder and executive chairman of Heartland Dental. “They all came together to learn from each other, as well as the fantastic lineup of speakers we had. This camaraderie is one of the most beneficial aspects of our company and one that sets us apart.”

Patrick Bauer (left); Dr. Rick Workman (right)





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