12 Pacific Dental Services moves in 2023

Here are 12 moves made by Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services that Becker's has reported on in 2023:

1. The DSO will enter 2024 with nearly 1,000 practices, the third most out of any DSO in the U.S.

2. The Pacific Dental Services Foundation and Smile Generation partnered to raise more than $650,000 for the foundation's special needs dentistry program. 

3. Pacific Dental Services Foundation selected 18 students as Fall 2023 Dr. Carolyn Ghazal Dental Assistant Scholarship recipients and awarded more than $70,000 in scholarships.

4. The company provided more than $10.6 million in dental services to more than 3,500 patients during its annual Smile Generation Serve Day. 

5. Pacific Dental Services completed its 40th international service trip and celebrated more than $11 million in donated services.

6. Pacific Dental Services and Fountain Valley, Calif.-based MemorialCare announced their first integrated medical-dental office in Irvine, Calif.

7. The DSO opened four de novo locations in May.

8. Pacific Dental Services honored the first graduate from its college advancement program. 

9. Pacific Dental Services opened 19 practices in the first four months of the year. 

10. Stephen Thorne, founder and CEO of Pacific Dental Services, joined the Forsyth Institute board of directors.

11. Pacific Dental Services and the Workman School of Dental Medicine at High Point (N.C.) University partnered to implement the Epic electronic health record system at the university. 

12. The company invested in RevBio to support clinical trials of a bone adhesive biomaterial for implant dentistry.

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