Rick Workman, DMD

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Founder & Executive Chairman

Rick Workman, DMD, is the founder and active executive chairman of Heartland Dental. After many years of practicing full-time, Dr. Workman created Heartland Dental, a world-class dental support organization, offering non-clinical, administrative services to supported dentists and team members. Today, Heartland Dental is the largest dental support organization in the nation, with more than 775 supported dental offices in 34 states. Thousands of dentists and team members across the country have taken advantage of the non-clinical support, leading continuing education and priceless mentorship opportunities available at Heartland Dental to help achieve their goals.

Dr. Workman has over 35 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He is a former president of the Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO), a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in their Master’s category, the BESI Award (Business Ethics & Social Involvement Award) from the East Central Illinois Development Corporation and the Richard C. Siemer Outstanding Philanthropist Award from the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation.