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Pacific Dental Services Overview

Irvine, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Founded in 1994, PDS is one of the country’s leading dental support organizations, providing supported autonomy that enables dentists to concentrate on clinical excellence and the highest levels of cost-effective comprehensive patient care. PDS originated the Private ... Read more

Mission: Our vision is to be The Greatest Dental Company in America. We do whatever is in our power supporting dentists and team members who provide the highest-quality dental care to patients of supported offices. We implement this vision by treating every challenge as an opportunity ... Read more

Company Updates

  • On August 18, 2018, over 622 PDS-supported dental offices participated in the 8th annual Smile Generation Serve Day – a day when dental services are donated to community members who wouldn’t otherwise have access to the oral health care they need. Over 5,000 volunteers across 20 states helped provide 2,700 patients with $5.6 million of donated dentistry. Stephen Thorne IV, CEO of Pacific Dental Services, visited several offices in Southern California and Nevada on this day of service. A true believer in service, Thorne has encouraged team members to serve not only patients but also their communities – to make a difference here and across the globe.

  • Within the next month, more than 200 volunteers from PDS in the Las Vegas and San Antonio areas are gearing up to partner with @KaBoom to build a playground for a community in need. The teams will work together for one common goal… to transform an empty site into a state-of-the-art playground for hundreds of children to use and further support a healthier lifestyle, encourage creativity, and promote child play. PDS has been a proud supporter of KaBOOM! since 2010.

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Pacific Dental Services – Why Work For Us?

Careers at Pacific Dental Services

Pacific Dental Services (PDS) partners with dentists, providing them with business support services so they can stay focused on their passion: dentistry.  PDS offers career opportunities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington. Our goal is to support 60+ new offices per year in these existing markets while continuing to open new markets, which will soon include Florida, Tennessee and Louisiana.

Established in 1994, PDS has been ranked in Inc.’s 500|5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies for 8 years in a row, and continues to grow.

Pacific Dental Services Reviews

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    I have been working at Pacific Dental Services full-time (More than a year)


    I initially had reservations working for PDS due to the corporate reputation. However, I am so glad I did. PDS has exceeded every expectation I’ve had. As a dentist, I am solely able to focus on my dentistry. I do not have to worry about insurance, hiring/firing employees, marketing, etc. Before PDS, I worked in private practice. My work life balance has vastly improved since switching. Other pros include the amount of free C.E. at my disposable, which is usually very expensive. There is full benefits (medical, vision, 401k, etc) which is unheard of in private practice. I am so happy I took a chance with PDS because it has brought my career to the next level.


    Occasionally open extended hours (7PM) and Saturdays. However, I worked these hours in private practice as well.

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Pacific Dental Services Photos

Pacific Dental Services photo of: #PDSrocks because...they're a winner of the top workplaces of 2015 and being a part of this team as an Operations Manager in Training makes me want to SMILE for GENERATIONS to come!
Pacific Dental Services photo of: 2018 Smile Generation Serve Day
Pacific Dental Services photo of: PDS Foundation Clinic
Pacific Dental Services photo of: PDS Foundation Clinic
Pacific Dental Services photo of: Special Olympics
Pacific Dental Services photo of: Charity Water Campaign
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Pacific Dental Services Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at Pacific Dental Services in May 2016.


    Professional and found interviewers personal and engaging. Was able to see clinic options in person and visited with personnel in each office. Met later at a restaurant with several other interviewers, got to ask many questions and felt very relaxed.

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Pacific Dental Services Awards & Accolades

  • Hire Power Awards, Inc. Magazine, 2013
  • Inc5000 Fastest Growing Company, Inc., 2013
  • Halo Award : Best Message-Focused Campaign, Cause Marketing Forum, 2014
  • Best LinkedIn Company Pages of 2012, LinkedIn, 2012
  • Hire Power Awards - Top Job Creator, Inc. Magazine, 2012
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