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Heartland Dental selects Patterson Dental as distribution partner

Oct. 18, 2016
Patterson’s expertise in logistics, technical service, and e-commerce to be centerpieces of new strategic relationship with Heartland.

Patterson’s expertise in logistics, technical service, and e-commerce to be centerpieces of new strategic relationship

Patterson Companies Inc. (St. Paul, Minnesota; NASDAQ: PDCO) announced last week that Heartland Dental, the largest dental support organization (DSO) in the United States, 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.”

“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, e-commerce, 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.”

Editor's note:

This article first appeared in the Apex360 e-newsletter. Apex360is a DentistryIQ partner publication for dental practitioners and members of the dental industry. Its goal is to provide timely dental information and present it in meaningful context, empowering those in the dental space to make better business decisions. Visit the Apex360 home page here, and subscribe to the Apex360 e-newsletter here.

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