Pacific Dental Services Recognized as one of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Pacific Dental Services (PDS®), a dental support organization that provides business and administrative services for dental offices, is proud to announce its placement on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

This is the seventh consecutive year that PDS has been on the Inc. 500|5000 list. PDS is ranked 3898, demonstrating its commitment to growth through tough economic times. In 2004, PDS made its debut on the Inc. 500 list ranked at 351.

"We are honored to be on Inc. 5000's list of America's fastest-growing private companies for the seventh year in a row," said Stephen Thorne, founder, president and CEO, Pacific Dental Services. "We are committed to continuing to grow and expand our business, helping dentists to operate their businesses successfully and creating more jobs."

Methodology

The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.

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 350 supported dental offices across the western and central United States. They aim to be the provider of choice in all the markets they serve, helping supported dentists to develop patients for life.

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