Steve Thorne, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Dental Services
Stephen E. Thorne, IV, B.A., M.H.A., is founder, president and CEO of Pacific Dental Services, a dental support organization (DSO) established in 1994 and headquartered in Irvine, California. PDS currently provides business services to over 500 dental practices throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Texas, Utah, New Mexico, Missouri, Kansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, Florida and Minnesota.
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 he continued to work with his father for several years before venturing out on his own and creating Pacific Dental Services.
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.
Thorne was instrumental in forming the Association of Dental Support Organizations (formerly the Dental Group Practice Association) which represents some of the largest DSOs in the world, and served as the founding president for the first three years.
Steve 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. He and his wife have seven children.