IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Dental Services® (PDS®) was recently named to the Inc. Hire Power Awards, recognizing the private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years. PDS was ranked 4th on Inc.'s list of the "Top Ten Heroes of the American Economy." PDS also placed at the top of the list of Hire Power Awards in the health industry and in the second spot on Inc.'s list of top job creators in the State of California. "We are honored to be recognized by Inc.'s Hire Power Awards," said Stephen Thorne, PDS founder, president and CEO. "We are proud to work with PDS-supported dental offices to create new employment opportunities, and we look forward to continue helping build stronger local economies in the communities where we serve." Inc.'s Hire Power Awards rank small- and mid-sized private businesses by how many new jobs they've generated over the past three years. To qualify, applicants must be U.S-based, privately held, have been founded in 2007 or earlier, and have at least 50 employees as of Dec. 31, 2011. In total, the companies on the list created more than 73,000 jobs in the past three years. PDS provides a full scope of business and administrative support services to dentists, including marketing, real estate, payroll, human resources, billing and accounting. PDS-affiliated offices are located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas and Utah.