Heartland Dental Care Announces Definitive Agreement to Affiliate with 55 My Dentist Locations

Leading Dental Support Organization Welcomes My Dentist Affiliated Offices

Effingham, IL—Heartland Dental Care, LLC (“Heartland Dental”) a leading dental support organization in the United States, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire My Dentist Holdings, LLC, (“My Dentist”), an Oklahoma City based dental support organization, which is affiliated with 55 My Dentist Complete Care Dentistry offices in Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Kansas and Arkansas. (Summit Partners invested in My Dentist in 2010.)

My Dentist’s predecessor company was founded in 1983 by Dr. Pat Steffen. The My Dentist branded affiliated dental offices provide general dentistry services, along with specialty care in orthodontics and oral surgery. With the passing of Dr. Steffen in August 2012, Dr. Jennifer Chambers, Chief Dental Director and Kevin Offel, Chief Executive Officer and President of My Dentist, assumed active leadership roles within the organization. During their tenure at My Dentist, they have achieved major benchmarks, including expanding the number of affiliated dental offices from 30 to 55 locations and growing its infrastructure. My Dentist, together with its affiliated dental practices, has 805 employees, including 109 dentists and 71 hygienists.

Dr. Rick Workman, founder and Chief Executive Office of Heartland Dental stated, “We are excited to have this opportunity to affiliate with such a significant dental support organization which is not only in our footprint, but also shares so many of our core values and beliefs. Heartland Dental is comprised of exceptionally talented individuals who are sincerely passionate about our company’s vision. Similarly, the My Dentist team works tirelessly for the well-being of their doctors, patients and employees. The future is bright for My Dentist and Heartland Dental as we join together to support each other in becoming industry leaders. It’s an honor that we will have them on our team.”

“I have had the pleasure to spend many hours with Dr. Workman as well as Pat Bauer, President and Chief Operations Officer of Heartland Dental, and the Heartland Dental leadership team,” explained Dr. Chambers. “It was a top priority for us to make certain we affiliated with a company that was aligned with our doctor-led vision, set out by Dr. Steffen some 30 years ago, at the core of our business. I can tell you with confidence that Heartland Dental shares our vision and will support us in taking our company to the next level. With this affiliation, My Dentist can best support not only our doctors, but all of our patients and employees.”

“Heartland Dental is the right cultural fit for us and this partnership is absolutely the right decision for our doctors, our patients and our employees. This is the right time for a partnership with Heartland Dental and will enhance our ability to continue delivering on our mission of improving patients lives every day,” said Kevin Offel, President and Chief Executive Officer of My Dentist.

The transaction is subject to certain regulatory and other approvals and is expected to be completed within 60 days. Upon completion of the transaction, Heartland Dental will provide dental support services to more than 500 dental offices in 26 states.

About Heartland Dental
Heartland Dental is one of the leading dental support organizations in the United States with more than 440 affiliated dental offices located within 26 states. Based in Effingham, Illinois, Heartland Dental supports over 700 affiliated dentists and 5,000 team members by offering 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 http://www.HeartlandDentalCare.com. Follow Heartland Dental, LLC on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About My Dentist
My Dentist is a family of dental practices in Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Kansas and Arkansas. Founded in 1983 by Pat Steffen, DDS, My Dentist affiliated practices provide general dentistry services, with specialists in Orthodontics and Oral Surgery. Based in Oklahoma City, OK, My Dentist supports more than 100 dentists and 800 team members by offering 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 about My Dentist visit http://www.MyDentistinc.com.

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