Top Ten Heroes of the American Economy

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#6. Heartland Dental Care: 1,150 jobs created

Effingham, Ill.
CEO: Richard Workman

One of two dental services companies in the Top Ten, Heartland Dental Care provides support services such as staffing and marketing to more than 370 dental practices in 21 states. The company recently announced that it has agreed to sell a majority stake of the business to the investment division of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan for an undisclosed sum. Heartland’s CEO Richard Workman will remain with the company and retain a minority stake.