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Irvine, CA, Oct. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pacific Dental Services® (PDS) has announced the grand opening of its 900th supported practice, marking yet another significant milestone in the dental support organization’s 28-year history. The newly opened supported practice, Aspen Hill Modern Dentistry in Silver Spring, Md., is the latest in the company’s long line of successful dental practices which has grown PDS into a dental and medical leader in business support services, proven technology and innovation.
“Surpassing 900 supported practices nationwide is not only an extraordinary achievement for Pacific Dental Services, but a testament to our solid foundation upon which dentists can grow successful businesses,” said Stephen E. Thorne IV, the Founder and CEO of PDS. “We’re honored that so many dentists have trusted us to provide the support services to their clinical practices that enable outstanding patient care. I look forward to our sustained growth as we continue our efforts in helping clinicians create healthier, happier patients across the nation.”
PDS has established itself as a national leader in educating others on the importance of understanding the oral-systemic link, or what the organization and its supported practices refer to as the Mouth-Body Connection®. Research shows that harmful bacteria and inflammation in the mouth can indicate and even cause systemic conditions throughout the body. Periodontal disease has been connected to systemic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, pregnancy complications that result in pre-term/low-weight births and more. Conversely, the link is often bi-directional. Many systemic diseases, conditions and even medications can affect a patient’s oral health.
Furthermore, PDS was the first dental support organization in the world to implement Epic®, the most widely used comprehensive health records system, into its supported…