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Pacific Dental Services Overview

Irvine, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
Health Care
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Founded in 1994, Pacific Dental Services® is one of the country’s leading dental support organizations. Our innovative business model, known as PRIVATE PRACTICE +®, empowers supported dentists to concentrate on providing ... 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

  • President & CEO Stephen E. Thorne, IV named one of the 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry.

    Incisal Edge Introduces Inaugural List of Dentistry's 32 Most Influential

    PITTSTON, PA --(Marketwired - December 06, 2016) - Measuring "influence" is a little like measuring love, or the water view from an apartment terrace. It's a formula that includes a few numbers, some guesswork and a whole lot of you-know-it-when-you-see it.

  • Dr. Jacob Dent, PDS®-supported owner dentist and PDS Institute® faculty member, authored “4 Steps Every Dentist Can Take to Serve Autistic Patients," which was published in the Summer 2016 issue of The New Dentist Magazine. Click below for more:

    Tips to Effectively Treat Special Needs Patients - Word of Mouth™

    Dr. Jacob Dent shares four simple actions clinicians can take for preparing themselves to effectively treat special needs patients in their practice.

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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.





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    I have been working at Pacific Dental Services full-time (More than 8 years)


    - Career Advancement
    - Best in class DSO
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    I have been with PDS for over 8 years. I started in Arizona as an Office Manager Intern ( working for free). I have since been a BC, an OM, a multiple office OM, and now SRM.

    I jumped ship for 11 month and tried Perfect Teeth and soon realized that grass is not greener.

    I came back to PDS and have no plans on leaving!


    As in all fields , people quit their boss and not their job. Some regions may not have the same feel.

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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!
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Pacific Dental Services Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Associate Dentist Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Pacific Dental Services (Las Vegas, NV) in April 2017.


    Very relaxed interview process. Phone interview with recruiter, second one with regional manager, and the third interview is in person with the regional manager and owner dentist. Very straight forward interview process. Probably took about two weeks.

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Pacific Dental Services Awards & Accolades

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