Heartland Dental Initiates Relief Efforts for Supported Dentists and Team Members Impacted by Recent Hurricanes

Dental support organization helps support members of their network in need

Effingham Illinois, UNITED STATES

Effingham, Illinois, Sept. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heartland Dental, the largest dental support organization in the country, recently spearheaded a relief effort to help the company’s supported dentists and team members affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

“We have an estimated 236 supported offices in Florida and Texas, with countless team members, that have been directly impacted by the devastation of Harvey and Irma. It’s been difficult and heartbreaking to see so many members of our Heartland Dental family removed from their homes and hear of the losses they’ve suffered,” said Patrick Bauer, president and chief executive officer at Heartland Dental. “As a company committed to our teams and built on the motto, ‘do the right things for the right reasons,’ it was imperative that we do everything in our power to support them.”

In response, Heartland Dental created a disaster relief fund to assist supported dentists and team members impacted by natural disasters – in this case, Harvey and Irma. In less than a month, over $40,000 has been raised. Heartland Dental has also pledged to match up to $50,000 to add. Heartland Dental has also ensured that all team members unable to work due to the storms are still being paid and insured. In addition, the company donated 6,000 tubes of toothpaste and 7,500 toothbrushes to Harvey victims. These donations were provided to children in need at the Refugio Elementary School in Refugio, Texas.

“Everyone affected by these awful circumstances is in our thoughts and prayers. These doctors and team members give so much to the communities they serve, it’s our duty to give back to them during this time,” said Rick Workman, DMD, Heartland Dental founder and executive chairman. “Thank you to both those internally at Heartland Dental and externally who have donated to this fund. It’s incredibly humbling to see everyone come together and support one another.”

Donations for Heartland Dental supported dentists and team members who have been affected are still being accepted. To donate or for more information, please visit info.heartland.com/disasterrelief  


About Heartland Dental

Heartland Dental, LLC is the largest dental support organization in the United States with more than 800 supported dental offices located in 34 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. For more information, visit www.Heartland.com. Follow Heartland Dental on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Visit Dr. Workman’s Blog, Dentistry Leaders at www.dentistryleaders.com.


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