IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Dental Services (PDS) - In these tough economic times it is even more important for organizations to give back and that's exactly what Pacific Dental Services did in 2011. PDS affiliated offices donated more than $1.5 million in pro bono dentistry. Most of that was accomplished as part of the offices' participation in Smile Generation Serve Day where over 140 offices and over 350 dentists provided a variety of dental services.
But that's not all, Pacific Dental Services donated over $337,000 to their giving partner, charity: water to provide clean drinking water to people around the world. Donations were given according to various treatments performed in their affiliated dental offices. Through these actions they were able to provide clean drinking water to over 16,850 people.
Also last November, over 200 PDS volunteers and affiliated dentists gathered in San Bernardino, CA at Casa Ramona Academy to create an impact on the local community. Partnering with the non-profit, KaBoom, PDS was able to build a playground for the school and provide nearly $80,000 in donated dental services.
"My hope is that all companies build a social purpose into their operations that's as important as their economic purpose," said Founder, President, and CEO Stephen Thorne. "Leaders of successful companies should be thinking about building an Enduring Institution as much as thinking about hitting the quarterly numbers."
About Pacific Dental Services
Founded in 1994, Pacific Dental Services (PDS) is one of the country's leading dental service 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 – combining 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 275 affiliated dental offices across the western and central United States. They aim to be the provider of choice in all the markets they serve, building patients for life.
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