PDS makes donation

Jan. 1, 2019
In 2011, affiliated offices of company donate more than $1.5 million in pro bono dentistry.

IRVINE, California--Affiliated offices of Pacific Dental Services donated more than $1.5 million in pro bono dentistry in 2011.

Most of this total was accomplished as part of the offices' participation in Smile Generation Serve Day when more than 140 offices and more than 350 dentists provided a variety of dental services.

Pacific Dental Services also donated more than $337,000 to a giving partner, charity. This included water to provide clean drinking water to people around the world. Donations were given according to various treatments performed in affiliated dental offices. Through these actions, clean drinking water was provided to more than 16,850 people.

Also in November 2011, more than 200 PDS volunteers and affiliated dentists gathered in San Bernardino, Calif., at Casa Ramona Academy. Partnering with nonprofit KaBoom, PDS was able to build a playground for the school and provide nearly $80,000 in donated dental services.

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"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."

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