Thursday, March 22, 2012

Heartland Dental Care Adds Six Dental Practices in Wisconsin

From the press release:

Heartland Dental Care, a leading service organization, is pleased to announce its recent affiliation with Quirt Family Dentistry, a collection of six dental practices located in Central Wisconsin. This marks Heartland Dental Care's first affiliation in Wisconsin, increasing HDC's total state count to 20 and total practice count to over 360.

"We're thrilled to welcome Quirt Family Dentistry to our family; this affiliation marks another milestone in HDC's continued expansion," explained Richard E. Workman, DMD, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Heartland Dental Care. "Quirt Family Dentistry has built a superb organization based on first-class patient care. We're proud to affiliate with them."

The affiliation, effective Friday, March 16, 2012, adds six Wisconsin practices to the HDC family, with locations in Wausau, Schofield, Merrill, Plover, Edgar and Wittenberg. The addition brings Dr. Robert Quirt and his sons Dr. Tim Quirt and Dr. Ben Quirt to the HDC family, along with Dr. Eric Gabrielsen, Dr. Bruce Beversdorf, Dr. Elizabeth Birr, Dr. Keith Simons and their teams.

Patrick C. Bauer, President and Chief Operations Officer of Heartland Dental Care added, "Not only does this addition allow HDC to break new ground in Wisconsin, but it brings a group of outstanding dental professionals to our company. They truly share HDC's vision of emphasizing patient care; the future definitely holds great things for this affiliation."

It is interesting that Heartland dental Care is expanding into other states, while the total number of dental practices under management seem to be decreasing or staying the same.

Is there some sort of consolidation going on here or are some of the practices either going back to be private dental offices or out of existence?

Maybe somebody from Heartland Dental Care can clarify as to the state of the health of their company?

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