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Implant Direct Announces Partnership with Heartland Dental

Implant Direct Announces Partnership with Heartland Dental Partnership to Launch with November Implant Continuum

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 08, 2018

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 08, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Implant Direct and Heartland Dental are pleased to announce the formation of a partnership in which Implant Direct will provide dental implants to Heartland Dental, the nation's largest dental support organization (DSO). Heartland Dental consists of 1,400 supported doctors working in more than 875 offices in 37 states.

"We are thrilled to partner with Heartland Dental as its preferred dental implant supplier," said David Painter, Vice President of Commercial Operations at Implant Direct. "Implants are one of the fastest growing segments in dentistry, with an expected annual growth rate of around 10 percent. As the largest DSO in the country, Heartland Dental has significant impact and influence on the implant market and dentistry in general. This is great for their supported doctors and the patients they serve."

The partnership is the culmination of a process that was 18 months in the making. Heartland Dental launched an evaluative process that enlisted a committee of clinical experts that reviewed multiple providers of implant systems. This review team assessed commitment to continuing education, it performed on-site inspections of manufacturing sites, and it reviewed measures for quality control. Ultimately, Implant Direct was selected due to its unmatched success as a proven leader in implant services, a champion for implant quality, and strong provider of ongoing clinical education.

The partnership formally gets underway today with the start of Heartland Dental's inaugural Implant Continuum, an educational event created in partnership with Implant Direct that will host 125 doctors and 70 dental assistants, as well as 43 doctor mentors and 25 dental assistant mentors, from Nov. 1-3. The program offers the clinicians a unique educational experience including a comprehensive dive into implants that covers everything from introductory terminology and basics, to an advanced exploration of implant philosophies and techniques.

Implant Direct currently offers 48 implant courses annually, educating more than 2,000 visitors annually in their 50,000 sq. ft. training facility in Las Vegas, NV. They are headquartered in Thousand Oaks CA, with additional locations in Valencia, CA and Las Vegas, NV. Implant Direct utilizes sophisticated manufacturing processes to provide affordably priced implants to practices and patients in over 40 countries around the world.

Implant Direct is best known for their flagship Legacy and InterActive lines of implant systems that are used in a variety of complex procedures. In addition, they also offer a full line of biologic options, implant and attachment components, custom abutment and titanium bars as well as surgical motors and prosthetic instruments. Implant Direct has built-up a robust portfolio of CE courses ranging from introductory to advanced. Their customer support and technical support systems include online, over the phone and in-office.

Heartland Dental was founded in 1997 by Rick Workman, DMD with two dental offices in Effingham, IL. Today, it is the nation's largest dental support organization with 11,000 employees providing non-clinical administrative support services to 1,400 supported dentists in more than 875 supported dental offices in 37 states. Its non-clinical administrative services include staffing, employee relations, procurement, administration, financial, marketing assistance, and information technology.

Heartland Dental is majority owned by KKR investments, a leading global investment firm that manages private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and more. Heartland Dental remains headquartered in Effingham and offers supported dentists and team members continuing professional education and leadership training.

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Last Updated: 08-Nov-2018