Patterson Companies, Inc. announced that Heartland Dental, the largest dental support organization (DSO) in the U.S., has selected Patterson Dental as its distribution partner effective January 1, 2017. Heartland Dental supports more than 1,100 dentists nationwide.
“Patterson Dental has focused on growth by building a leadership position around the combination of superior sales, service, support and technology applications that we believe will be increasingly compelling to the full dental market,” said Scott Anderson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Patterson Companies. “We are excited to partner with a leader such as Heartland Dental that shares our values and the desire to bring best-in-class products and solutions to the dentists and teams they support.”
Patterson’s expertise in logistics, technical service and ecommerce to be centerpieces of new strategic relationship.
“We are extremely excited about this strategic relationship with Patterson and the added value it will bring to the dentists and team members we support,” said Patrick Bauer, president and chief executive officer of Heartland Dental. “After a thorough process, we selected Patterson Dental because of their history of market-leading service, which dovetails with our experience in the evolving DSO space. Our partnership will benefit from Patterson’s expertise in logistics, technical service, ecommerce and technology, which enables our commitment to mutual growth.”
“Innovation is at the center of who we are as an organization and what sets us apart in the DSO space,” said Rick Workman, DMD executive chairman and founder of Heartland Dental. “This strategic relationship with Patterson will continue to accelerate that legacy. In addition to this being a critical element in enabling the dentists we support to bring excellent care to their patients, it’s also an incredible opportunity for the community of Effingham, Illinois and our respective teams based here.”
The Heartland Dental relationship will be handled by Patterson Dental’s Strategic Accounts Unit. The Strategic Accounts Unit is headed up by Neal McFadden, President.