Pacific Dental Services CEO to Deliver a Keynote Address at Forsyth dentech 2023

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Stephen E. Thorne IV, founder and CEO of Pacific Dental Services (PDS), will deliver a keynote address and take part in an esteemed industry panel to discuss dentistry’s essential role in healthcare at Forsyth dentech 2023. The event is a major international conference on oral health technology innovation, and is taking place from October 26 through October 27 at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Somerville, Mass.

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“This is such an exciting time for the dental industry, with the convergence of dental and medical care becoming a reality,” Thorne said. “Technological advancements are already enabling innovative solutions in integrated healthcare, resulting in tangible improvements in patients’ overall health. I’m looking forward to sharing my vision for the future of oral health at the event.”

Thorne is one of two PDS leaders invited to speak at Forsyth dentech. PDS chief enterprise strategy officer and general counsel, Daniel Burke, will take part in a prestigious panel of experts exploring “Investment: Seeking Unicorns in Dentistry.”

As an extension of its core business, PDS invests in companies that enable clinicians to elevate the standard of care for patients. Through its investments of financial and intellectual capital, PDS has contributed to the development of revolutionary technologies, such as robotic oral surgery, regenerative bioadhesive materials, saliva screening devices, heat-free implant drills, and digital patient financing solutions, among many other endeavors.

From October 26-27, Forsyth dentech 2023 will convene thought leaders from research, industry, academia, and venture capital to drive innovation in oral health. Pacific Dental Services is a proud sponsor of the event.

About Pacific Dental Services

Pacific Dental Services (PDS) is one of the country’s leading dental and medical support organizations, empowering clinicians with supported autonomy to deliver comprehensive patient care. PDS provides administrative and business operations support, highly skilled staff, and ongoing training and education to help healthcare providers succeed. PDS incorporates the most advanced, proven technologies with best practices and procedures to ensure high-quality care and is a leading advocate for the integration of dental and medical care to improve whole-person health. Since its foundation in 1994, PDS has grown to support over 4,500 clinicians (dentists, dental hygienists, physicians, and nurse practitioners) in nearly 1,000 practices across 24 states and continues to expand. To learn more, visit or connect on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.