Here are five things to know about Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services:

1. The company was founded in 1994 and had supported 20 offices by 1997.

2. Pacific Dental Services now has more than 850 affiliated offices in 26 states.

3. Stephen Thorne is the founder, president and CEO of Pacific Dental Services.

4. The DSO has premier partnerships with Patterson Dental, Colgate, Dentsply Sirona and Envista.

5. Pacific Dental Services helped raise awareness about the link between oral and heart health amid American Heart Month in February.