Some in the heartland of the United States and some on the East Coast.
Heartland Dental Care, Inc., a leader in dental practice management, brought its total number of affiliated practices to 305 with the affiliation of seven established practices and the creation of five new dental care facilities during second quarter 2011.I noticed that Aspen Dental, another corporate dentistry provider announced earlier this week that they are at 300 dental offices nationwide and twenty two states.
The affiliations include practices in Jacksonville, Fla., Schaumburg, Ill., Spartanburg, S.C., Hendersonville, Tenn., San Antonio, Tex., Devine, Tex. and Arlington, Va. The new dental care facilities are located in O'Fallon, Mo., Chesterfield, Mo., Lakeland, Fla. and Orlando, Fla.
"The affiliations and new starts we've added in second quarter are second to none," said Richard E. Workman, DMD, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Heartland Dental Care, Inc. "Words cannot express how wonderful these new team members and doctors are; we are truly blessed to welcome such wonderful professionals to our Heartland Family."
Heartland's network of ever-expanding dental professionals isn't the only thing experiencing growth. With the latest 12 additions to the Heartland Family, Heartland's footprint has also expanded into their 19th state, South Carolina.
"Our continued goal of expansion is furthered with these 12 additions; allowing us to provide professional, personalized dental care to those in these new markets," said Patrick C. Bauer, President and Chief Operations Officer. "It's an honor to work for a company that has such a positive impact on dental professionals and patients alike."
When I was in Indiana a few weeks ago and drove from Indianapolis towards Danville, I noticed at least five new "corporate type" dental offices in either Big Box or strip mall type shopping centers. There were also professional buildings as well, but the shopping mall offices all had brightly colored and very large signage.
I am wondering as the "Baby Boom Generation" of dentists retires and sell their practices, they are selling to companies like Heartland and Aspen?