Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services has opened its 850th supported dental practice, a significant milestone in the organization’s 27-year history, according to an Oct. 15 news release obtained by Becker’s.

Cincinnati-based Dentists of Eastgate is the DSO’s newly opened practice.

PDS’ focuses include the mouth-body connection and providing clinical excellence through modern dentistry with advanced, proven technology. The organization was the first DSO worldwide to implement Epic health record systems into supported practices. Additionally, PDS just launched a dental-medical practice with the opening of three practices — general dentistry, pediatric dentistry and medical care — in one Nevada location.