Pacific Dental Services Recognizes World Oral Health Day

PDS-supported dentists are committed to educating patients about the link between oral health and whole-body health

IRVINE, CALIF. March 19, 2021 – Pacific Dental Services® (PDS), a leading dental support organization that provides business and administrative support services for dental practices, recognizes World Oral Health Day, the largest global awareness campaign on oral health. Organized by the FDI World Dental Federation, the goal of World Oral Health Day is to educate children and adults alike about the impact oral health has on overall health. This year’s theme, "Be proud of your mouth,” aims to bring awareness to how good oral health can lead to a longer, healthier, and happier life.

The dentists supported by PDS are committed to bringing awareness to their patients about the link between oral health and whole-body health - what PDS and its supported practices call the Mouth-Body Connection®.  Research shows that harmful bacteria and inflammation in the mouth can indicate and even cause systemic conditions throughout the body. Maladies of the mouth, including periodontal disease, may be linked with other medical conditions including cardiovascular disease, oral cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.

“Pacific Dental Services is proud to support World Oral Health Day and raise awareness about the role oral health plays in whole-body health,” said Stephen E. Thorne IV, CEO and Founder of Pacific Dental Services. “Our primary purpose is to support clinicians and their individual dental practices, so they can continue to create Healthier, Happier Patients®. With recent studies showing a link between poor oral hygiene with an increased risk of COVID-19 complications, the work PDS-supported dentists do to educate patients about the importance of practicing proper oral hygiene as a way of maintaining optimal whole-body health has never been more important.”

Since its inception in 1994, PDS-supported practices have been committed to clinical excellence and providing the Perfect Patient Experience® through modern dentistry with advanced, proven technology. These clinical treatment tools are at the forefront of oral and whole-body health care and include CEREC® CAD/CAM same-day crowns, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and digital X-rays, soft tissue diode lasers, salivary diagnostics, and the VELscope® oral screening system to help detect oral cancers. PDS patients are also offered integrated dental specialties oftentimes conveniently located under one roof, such as endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, periodontics, dental hygiene, and pediatric dentistry.

 At the heart of PDS is its foundational culture of service that focuses on increasing access to oral healthcare. “Service is at the core of who we are as an organization. Participating in the act of service changes our hearts and minds about what matters most in life,” said Mr. Thorne. Over the years, in partnership with the Pacific Dental Services Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to providing oral health care to those in need, PDS-supported clinicians have provided more than $74 million in donated dentistry to underserved patients.


About Pacific Dental Services®  

Founded in 1994, Pacific Dental Services (PDS) is one of the country’s leading dental support organizations, providing supported autonomy that enables dentists to concentrate on clinical excellence and the highest levels of cost-effective comprehensive patient care. PDS originated the Private Practice+® model to enable dentists to focus on their passion: serving patients. PDS also pioneered the concept of Modern Dentistry so that dentists are equipped 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. PDS continues to grow, with more than 800 supported dental offices across the United States. PDS has been on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America 14 times. PDS supported dentists aim to be the provider of choice in all the markets they serve and to develop Patients for Life.

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