Steve E. Thorne, IV
ADSO PR Committee Chairman/Pacific Dental Services Founder, President and CEO
Pacific Dental Services is a dental support organization established in 1994 and headquartered in Irvine, California. PDS currently provides business services to nearly 450 supported practices throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Texas, Utah, New Mexico, Missouri, Kansas, Georgia and Minnesota. Mr. Thorne began his work in the dental field in 1989 when his father, a dentist, offered him a job managing a struggling dental office. That first office became a big success, and Mr. Thorne continued to work with his father for several years before venturing out on his own and creating Pacific Dental Services.
Mr. Thorne graduated from the University of California Los Angeles in 1989 with a major in Economics-Business. In 1994, he earned his Masters Degree in Health Administration from Chapman University. Pacific Dental Services was borne on the fundamental belief that the company would be the best choice for practicing dentists through the development of efficient systems, dedication to effective quality support services, and a commitment to maximizing individual and professional God given potential.
Mr. Thorne was instrumental in forming the Association of Dental Support Organizations which is the largest association of dental support organizations in America, and served as the founding President for the first three years. He has been married for 24 years and has seven children.