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Pacific Dental Services’ Affiliated Dentists Lead Digital Dentistry with More Than 400,000 In-Office CEREC CAD/CAM Single Unit Restorations Completed

 PDS-affiliated dentists achieve major milestone by completing a record number of in-office restorations

IRVINE, CA – April 25, 2012 –Leading the way in digital dentistry, Pacific Dental Services (PDS) today announced that its affiliated dentists have reached a major milestone and have completed more than 400,000 CEREC Computer-Aided Design (CAD)/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) single unit restorations in their offices.

Enabling dentists to produce single unit restorations in-office and reducing the need to send a dental impression to a laboratory for milling, the CEREC CAD/CAM system allows dentists to provide patients with restorations in a single appointment. With the use of the modern CAD/CAM dentistry, patients no longer have to schedule multiple trips to the dentist in order to have a restoration done and can enjoy the convenience of same-day dentistry.  Utilizing CEREC CAD/CAM technology is an example of what PDS’ Private Practice + model was designed to do: allow dentists to focus solely on their patients.

“PDS-affiliated dentists have always been at the forefront of the migration to modern dentistry and with this unprecedented achievement of completing 400,000 in-office restorations, they are now leading the transition,” said Stephen Thorne, president and founder, of Pacific Dental Services.  “The CAD/CAM dental technology allows clinicians to have the ability to produce restorations in a single visit, delivering on our affiliated dentists’ drive for clinical excellence and providing the highest level of patient care.”

About Pacific Dental Services

Founded in 1994, PDS is one of the country’s leading dental service 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 nearly 300 affiliated dental offices across the western and central United States.  They aim to be the provider of choice in all the markets they serve, helping affiliated dentists to develop patients for life.


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