Stephen E. Thorne

FOUNDER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, PACIFIC DENTAL SERVICES

Helped install computer system at dad’s Victorville dental practice … started dental service organization PDS, 1994 … DSOs build chains of supported offices … competitors Western Dental, Smile Brands (see Steve Bilt) … Pacific: 630 offices, 30 states … adding 80 offices a year … 17th fastest-growing large OC private co.: 31% two-year growth to $1.3B … UCLA bachelor’s; Chapman master’s, health admin … Vision: ‘become the greatest dental company in the world’