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Dr. Rick Workman Continues His Streak on Incisal Edge’s Top 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry

Midwinter Meeting Spotlight | A Passion for Dental Knowledge and Empowerment

Midwinter Meeting Spotlight | A Passion for Dental Knowledge and Empowerment


Later this week, dental professionals from across the country will descend on Chicago for the 155th Midwinter Meeting. Starting Thursday, February 20, and wrapping up Saturday, February 22, members of the dental community will gather to learn from leaders in dental...

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With nearly 40 years of experience as a practicing dentist and business leader, Dr. Rick Workman is widely regarded as a leader in both the dental and dental support organization (DSO) industries. Since he founded Heartland Dental back in 1997, we’ve gone on to become the largest DSO in the country, with over 950 supported offices and growing across 37 states.

It’s no surprise that he was once again featured in Incisal Edge’s top 32 most influential people in dentistry list for 2019. Since this list was started by Incisal Edge in 2017, Dr. Workman has been featured in the top 10 each year – ranking No. 10 this year, No. 8 in 2018 and No. 2 in 2017.

“It’s always an honor to be mentioned alongside so many top innovators and influencers in the dental industry,” said Dr. Workman. “The individuals on this year’s list are making amazing contributions to dentistry and helping lead our ever-evolving industry into the future. To be included as well is truly humbling.”

What Other Dental Leaders Are Selected?

Incisal Edge’s third annual ranking of the dental industry’s top influencers features a wide mix of doctors, executives, innovators, and educators, including, among others, Joseph Hogan, Director, President and CEO of Align Technology; Howard Farran, Founder of Dentaltown.com and Dentaltown magazine; and Gordon Christensen, Founder and CEO of Practical Clinical Courses.

The full 2019 list can be viewed here.