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Doctor Mastery Program

Heartland Dental supports a groundbreaking program to help supported dentists become definitive dental leaders.

Heartland Dental supports a groundbreaking program to help supported dentists become definitive dental leaders.

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Professional Development for Supported Dentists

At Heartland Dental, our mission is to help you advance your personal life and professional career. Our team of expert administrators and medical professionals provides an unparalleled level of support for administration and management for our supported practices, helping you do what you do best. But even more than just support, we aim to provide a pathway to true professional development - and the groundbreaking Doctor Mastery Program paves the way. 

Doctor Mastery Program

The Doctor Mastery Program is a dental development opportunity like no other. Open to any and all Heartland Dental supported dentists, the Doctor Mastery Program consists of clinical and business training by leading clinicians and business experts, helping supported dentists at every level become the definitive dental leader in their area.

The Doctor Mastery Program (DMP) includes advanced training in a variety of clinical skills & applications:

  • IV Sedation
  • Oral Surgery
  • Implants
  • Restoration
  • Occlusion
  • Orthopedics
  • Orthodontics

But the DMP doesn't stop at clinical care. In addition, supported dentists will receive training in: 

  • Management
  • Learning the Relationship Between Revenue, Expenses, and Profits
  • Understanding Variable vs. Fixed Expenses
  • Compare Their Own Office's Operations Against Their Peers'
  • Discovering & Diagnosing New Opportunities for Growth

A Professional Opportunity for New & Experienced Doctors

The DMP is available to doctors just starting down the road of dentistry as well as experienced practitioners, and over a 5 year time frame, participating doctors will achieve all of the following: 

  • Eligibility to Earn a Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Increase Access to Care
  • Mentor of Other Clinicians
  • Grow Their Business & Office
  • Set Professional Goals
  • Minimize Taxes
  • Create Personal Finance Plans
  • Maintain Fiscal Responsibility at Work & at Home
  • Plan for the Future
  • Understand Debt
  • Invest in Themselves

But the DMP doesn't just grant skills and knowledge: participating doctors who complete all program requirements will receive a "mastery bonus" of up to $250,000, which can eliminate or drastically reduce student loan debt. For recent graduates of dental school, who can often graduate with upwards of $300,000 in debt, this provides the opportunity to start off on the right foot and learn skills that'll prove invaluable over the life of their career and would've taken decades to learn otherwise.

Achieving Heartland Dental's Mission and Vision

"We have always emphasized continuing education, but the magnitude of this program, in terms of what is being offered and what can be achieved as a result, is on a whole new level" - Pat Bauer, Heartland Dental President & Chief Executive Officer

The DMP is a living embodiment of Heartland Dental's mission and vision. Our mission has always been to help our supported dentists in every way possible, helping them be the best doctors, leaders, and people that they possibly can be. Using a transformative approach to learning, DMP participants advance the breadth and depth of their knowledge, making them more efficient, proficient, and helping them and their offices towards overall mastery. 

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