About The Pacific Dental Services Foundation

Why We Serve

By creating opportunities to serve, the Pacific Dental Services Foundation positively enhances the lives of those in need and in turn those who serve.

Service is a transformative experience that catalyzes deep emotional change in the servant. It is the act of giving of oneself that leads to deeper knowledge of self and, ultimately, a capacity for more intimate relationships, both personal and spiritual.

 

Our Promise

We provide tools and resources that help build a lasting and sustainable impact on the communities we serve and on those who choose to serve.

Board of Directors

President

Stephen Thorne
President

Director

Dr. Jack Dillenberg
Director

Director

Dr. Carolyn Ghazal
Director

Director

Joanna Rodgers
Director

Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Rosemary Becchi
Partner, McGuire & Woods

Advisory Board

Dr. Jacob Dent
PDS-supported owner dentist, Sugar Land Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics

Advisory Board

Dr. Eric Ellis
PDS-supported pediatric owner dentist, Every Kid's Dentist ; Chairman of the Pediatric National Dental Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Joe Feldsien
Sr. VP, Professional Partnerships, Pacific Dental Services

Advisory Board

Linda Gehringer
Dentsply Sirona, VP Cerec

Advisory Board

Dr. Brad Guyton
Dean of Dentist Development, PDS Institute®

Advisory Board

Michael Hurley
Regional Partner of Gulf Coast Region

Advisory Board

Dr. Richard Mungo
USC Faculty, CHOC Pediatric Doc

Advisory Board

Gary Pickard
Director, Government & Industry Affairs, Pacific Dental Services

Advisory Board

Dr. William Sands
University of the Pacific, AEGD Director of Operations

Advisory Board

Joe Saporito
Regional Partner of Rocky Mountain Region

Advisory Board

Dave Shull
Influencer Business Development Manager, P&G

Advisory Board

Kathleen Titus
Director, Strategic Accounts, Henry Schein

Advisory Board

Gary Van Arnam
Sr. VP, Private Client Advisory, Northern Trust

Today, Medicare coverage extends to the treatment of all microbial infections except for those relating to the teeth and periodontium. As a result, the Pacific Dental Services Foundation is proud to join 67 other organizations in urging federal decision-makers to provide Medicare coverage for medically-necessary oral/dental health therapies. Through the collective efforts of this diverse coalition, we hope to soon achieve coverage that will do so much to improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs in America. Click Here For Statement »

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