Heartland Dental University | Always Learning. Always Leading

Heartland Dental knows the value of investing in development and has always provided supported doctors, their teams, and business and office professionals with continuing education opportunities.

For over 25 years we have recognized education’s crucial role in supported doctor satisfaction and in fostering the success of supported doctors and their teams in delivering exceptional patient care.

Last month, we unveiled our new educational flagship – Heartland Dental University (HDU), reflecting our unwavering commitment to providing supported doctors, their teams, and business and office professionals the opportunities they need to grow personally and professionally.

HDU both honors Heartland Dental's rich educational history and paves the way for future educational opportunities. And with HDU we have taken the necessary steps to help ensure that Heartland supported doctors, hygienists, and team members are empowered with the opportunities to build themselves to meet the evolving dental industry.

Honoring Our Core Values

Heartland Dental’s Core Values drive the decisions and priorities across the company every day, and with Core Values that highlight the Company’s passion and commitment to constant and never-ending improvement; comradery; and working hard, smart, and together, it is no surprise that our continuing education offerings remain a top differentiator.

As Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations at Heartland Dental, I am deeply committed to advancing dental education and fostering the growth of our dental community. Dentistry is a quickly evolving field, and it's essential that we equip supported doctors and their teams with the educational opportunities, tools, and resources they need to continue delivering the best possible patient care and experiences.

HDU is an incredible resource for the community we support to gain access to advanced, practical, and innovative technical skills while also accessing learnings to help them become better leaders, businesspeople, and humans. We’ve designed academies for supported doctors, hygienists, dental assistants and business and office professionals to easily access the available resources that meet their specific development needs.

Academies for Advancement

At HDU, we have designed specialized academies to cater to the unique needs of supported doctors, hygienists, dental assistants, and business and office professionals. Our Doctor Academy focuses on developing clinical mastery and effective leadership strategies, equipping supported doctors for success in their practices. The Hygiene Academy fosters collaboration among hygienists nationwide, teaching them the latest techniques and technologies to implement immediately in their work. For our team members in dental offices and administrative roles, HDU offers programs to enhance their business and leadership skills, enabling them to provide the best possible support to supported doctors and teams.

A Lifelong Learning Journey

HDU is more than just a collection of courses; it's an educational community that encourages growth and collaboration. Supported doctors and clinical team members have the opportunity to elevate their clinical skills through hands-on and immersive in-person learning experiences. Guided by an experienced clinical training team, participants undergo simulated tabletop exercises with real-time patient interactions, fostering skill-building in vital areas such as endodontics, implants, aesthetics, and oral surgery.

At Heartland Dental University, we truly believe that learning extends far beyond the confines of the classroom. This is why our support network assigns mentors to newly supported doctors, providing invaluable guidance and support throughout their careers. Study clubs, workshops, and dinners offer further opportunities for collaborative growth and knowledge sharing, creating a vibrant learning ecosystem.

Always Learning. Always Leading.

Heartland Dental University represents a significant milestone in our commitment to offering continuing education. It reflects Heartland Dental's unwavering dedication to providing supported doctors and their teams with opportunities for personal and professional growth. Together, we embark on a journey of elevated support, continuous learning and leadership, which helps supported dentists continue to drive the future of dentistry and ensuring a bright future for all. Join us in our relentless pursuit of excellence as we continue to support by leading and shaping the dental industry.

At Heartland Dental University, we are Always Learning and Always Leading. I am proud that we have created a powerful platform where supported doctors and their teams are given the opportunity to unlock their full potential and ensure a bright future for all. 

Learn more about how Heartland Dental can help you unlock your full potential at heartland.com/HDU.

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