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Pacific Dental Services® Wins Inc. Hire Power Award as a Leading U.S. Job Creator for Second Year in a Row

Company Ranks #1 in Health in the Second Annual Inc. Magazine Hire Power Awards

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 30, 2013 – For the second year in a row, Pacific Dental Services® (PDS®) was named to the Inc. Hire Power Awards, recognizing the private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years.  PDS was ranked 10th on Inc.’s list of the “Top 100 Job Creators”.

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PDS also placed as the #1 private job creator in the Health industry and in the second spot on Inc.’s list of top job creators in the State of California.

 “We are honored to be recognized by Inc.’s Hire Power Awards again this year,” said Stephen Thorne, founder, president and CEO of Pacific Dental Services. “We are proud to work with PDS-supported dental offices to create new employment opportunities, and we look forward to continue helping build stronger local economies in the communities where we serve.”

“For the second year in a row, we are pleased to recognize the employers who are putting Americans back to work for a second time,” said Eric Schurenberg, Editor-in-Chief of Inc. “The Hire Power Awards are the only awards that single out job creators. We think it’s fitting to pay tribute to company founders, not just for their business prowess, but also for their immense contribution to the welfare of U.S. workers and the vitality of the U.S. economy.”

PDS provides a full scope of business and administrative support services to dentists, including marketing, real estate, payroll, human resources, billing and accounting. PDS-supported offices are located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington.


The Inc. Hire Power Award is for U.S.-based, private companies (both for profit and non-profit). Companies must have been founded in 2011 or earlier and have employed at least 10 full-time U.S.-based employees as of December 31, 2012. Companies must complete the Employee Verification Report. Top award finalists may also be asked to provide their 2012 EEO Employer Information Report.

Award categories include: most jobs created in the United States, most jobs created by state, most jobs created by industry and highest employee growth percentage. Companies featured in Inc.’s November issue represent the top-tier winners for the Higher Power Award, and a complete list of the winners can be found on

About Pacific Dental Services

Founded in 1994, PDS is one of the country’s leading dental support organizations, providing Supported Autonomy that allows dentists to concentrate on Clinical Excellence and the highest levels of cost-effective comprehensive patient care. PDS originated the PRIVATE PRACTICE +® model to allow dentists to focus on their passion: serving patients. PDS also pioneered the concept of modern dentistry – enabling dentists to combine advances in the latest technology with the best operational practices and procedures, highly skilled support staff and a commitment to ongoing training and education – to grow to more than 300 supported dental offices across the western and central United States. PDS aims to be the provider of choice in all the markets they serve, helping supported dentists to develop Patients for Life™.

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