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Frequently asked questions

What does Pacific Dental Services® do?

Founded in 1994, Pacific Dental Services (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.

How many offices does PDS support and where are they located?

PDS currently supports more than 900 practices in AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MN, MO, NV, NM, OH, OK, OR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA and WA. Our goal is to grow our presence and add supported offices each year into these existing markets.



Our PRIVATE PRACTICE + business model is based on providing business support expertise so that supported dentists can pursue Clinical Excellence – they enjoy more time, more income and more resources, allowing them to simply concentrate on providing high-quality dental care. We call this Supported Autonomy.


What are some of the benefits of PRIVATE PRACTICE +?

Owner dentists have control of treatment plans, all while boosting income, reducing risk, and rediscovering work/life balance.

Additional benefits include:

  • Mentorship support and continuing education programs
  • Ownership opportunities with a balanced lifestyle
  • Excellent income and benefits:

+ Paid CE

+ Malpractice Insurance

+ Medical, vision, dental, etc.

+ 401K

  • Integrated specialties under one roof
  • Ownership of a fully digitized practice equipped with:



+ Intraoral Cameras

+ Soft Tissue Lasers

+ Digital Charts/X-rays

Who does the decision making for the practices?

Dentists have complete autonomy in the diagnosis and treatment planning of their patients. Mentorship and support, if needed, is provided by the owner dentist and peer associate dentists. PDS provides the business support to help run a successful practice.


What continuing education (CE) opportunities are available to PDS-supported clinicians?

All clinicians supported by PDS have the opportunity for life-long learning and mentorship through the PDS University™ – Institute of Dentistry. It is the largest CE program offered by a dental support organization with over 500 hours of continuing education. Introductory, advanced, and mastery level courses are offered for 20+ disciplines, including CAD/CAM digital dentistry, patient communication, diagnosis and treatment planning, implant placement, and much more. The subject matter for each course is rigorously developed and taught by both PDS-supported faculty clinicians and key industry experts to meet our best-in-class standards.


Additional Resources

Interested in professional dentistry news and thought leadership from PDS-supported clinicians?
For more information on how PDS can help advance your dental career, check out our Careers page.