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Pacific Dental Services Launches Academic Advancement Program, Offering Eligible Employees Full Tuition Coverage for Undergraduate Degrees


The dental support organization is the first in its industry to pay for its employees to receive college education.

Posted: October 26, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. EDT|Update: 29 minutes ago

IRVINE, Calif., October 26, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Leading Dental Support Organization Pacific Dental Services® (PDS) announced the launch of its College advancement program, making it the first in its industry to offer eligible employees 100% coverage of college tuition towards an undergraduate degree of their choice.

In partnership with In the process, the world’s leading provider of strategic business trainingâ„¢, the new program will provide PDS operations managers, benefits coordinators and dental assistants the flexibility and satisfaction to advance their careers while earning their education debt-free, while maintaining full-time employment. PDS will measure the success of the program and hope to expand this offering to other positions in the future.

“Pacific Dental Services is a recognized leader in the dental industry, and we are proud to be the first dental support organization to offer our team members the opportunity to pursue their passion while removing the financial barrier that often prevents adult learners to achieve their educational goals. “said the founder and CEO of PDS Stephen E. Thorne IV. “We believe that by investing in the growth and development of our team members, we are investing in the future of our business.”

“We are delighted that Pacific Dental Services has made this leading commitment to its team members,” said Vivek Sharma, CEO and co-founder of InStride. “Stephen thorne and its leadership team have recognized that providing fully funded strategic training opportunities has both a business and a social impact on their business and the communities they serve. “

Pacific Dental Services College’s advancement program will initially be achieved through InStride’s partnership with a world-class academic institution Arizona State University, ranked most innovative college by US News & World Report for seven consecutive years. PDS will not only pay 100% of the tuition fees, but will also cover the cost of books and any associated mandatory fees for the duration of the study program. Beginning of the first semester courses January 10, 2022. Academic partners of the InStride network will be added to the list of institutions where employee-learners can apply in the future.

In addition to the College Advancement Program, PDS helps employees advance their education through a traditional tuition reimbursement program up to $ 5,250 per year, over 1,000 free continuing education courses offered by PDS University and a professional development program focused on specialist training and certificates.

To learn more about the Pacific Dental Services College Advancement Program, visit pacificdentalservices.com/education.

About Pacific Dental Services®
Founded in 1994, Pacific Dental Services (PDS) is one of the nation’s leading dental support organizations, providing sustained autonomy that allows dentists to focus on clinical excellence and the highest levels of comprehensive, cost-effective care. to patients. PDS is at the origin of private practice +® model to allow dentists to focus on their passion: serving patients. PDS has also pioneered the concept of modern dentistry so that dentists are equipped to combine the advancements of the latest technology with best operating practices and procedures, highly trained support staff, and a commitment to continuing education and training. PDS continues to grow, with over 800 dental offices supported across United States. PDS has been included 14 times on Inc. 5000’s list of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. PDS-backed dentists aim to be the supplier of choice in all the markets they serve and to grow Patients for Life â„¢. For more information, visit us at pacificdentalservices.com

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About InStride

InStride drives business and social impact through strategic workforce training. As a global leader in these programs, InStride works with partner companies such as Aramark, adidas, Carvana, Magna and many more, providing their employees with access to leading academic institutions, learning paths strategic and an innovative technological platform. Guided by its mission to change the lives of adult workers and train the workforce of tomorrow, InStride has been recognized with the Impact 20 awards from Fortune and Best in Business from Inc. Visit instride.com or follow InStride on Twitter and LinkedIn for more information and up to date news.

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