Stephen Thorne is founder, CEO and president of Pacific Dental Services, a dental practice services company located in Irvine, California. Started in June 1994, PDS has grown an estimated 445 percent since 2003, and by year-end 2011, the company will provide services to approximately 250 practices throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Texas and New Mexico. Steve is also president of the Dental Group Practice Association, the largest association of dental group practices in America. He is a graduate of UCLA and received his Master of Health Administration from Chapman University. Contact him at pacificdentalservices.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.