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First Western Dental Kids Office Opens in Oceanside

May 1, 2019

OCEANSIDE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2019--Western Dental & Orthodontics, one of the nation’s leaders in accessible, affordable oral healthcare and the leading orthodontics provider in the country, announced the opening of its first Western Dental Kids office in Oceanside today.

The new Western Dental Kids office is located at 3805 Mission Avenue downtown and was built to serve the growing population of Oceanside. Western Dental also owns and operates an office at 3125 Vista Way Oceanside, which serves patients of all ages. With the addition of the new Oceanside office, Western Dental now owns and operates 226 offices in California.

“Our pediatric dental team is delighted to be opening this beautiful, new office for Western Dental Kids,” said Dr. Binta Patel, Managing Doctor. “We want to be a Dental Home for children and their parents.”

The spacious, brightly colored office provides comprehensive pediatric dental services, including sealants to help prevent cavities, fluoride treatments, hygiene and a full-service orthodontics department. Western Dental Kids accepts most forms of dental insurance, including Medi-Cal Dental.

“This new Western Dental Kid’s office will provide top notch dental services for parents looking for a kids-only practice,” said Dr. John Luther, Chief Dental Officer for Western Dental. “Children are also welcome at all Western Dental offices.”

The office is open during the week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed on Wednesday) and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony are planned for next month.


Western Dental (with its affiliates, including Brident Dental & Orthodontics, Access Dental, Blue Hills Dental, South Texas Dental and Vital Smiles) is one of the nation’s largest dental providers and is the leader in accessible, affordable oral healthcare, serving approximately 3.0 million patient visits annually in 317 affiliated offices throughout California, Texas, Arizona, Nevada and Alabama. In addition to general dentistry, Western Dental offers orthodontics, oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and endodontics in its offices, creating a convenient full service “Dental Home.”

In California, Western Dental is the leading provider of services to both adults and children in the Denti-Cal program – part of the Medi-Cal public insurance program that provides health care benefits for more than 13 million low-income individuals and families. Western Dental dentists provided care to more than a half-million Denti-Cal beneficiaries in 2017 and is committed to continuing to partner with the State to improve the program. In Texas, Western Dental is the leading provider of Medicaid services and recently entered into a first-of-its-kind agreement to participate in a value-based care and payment model under the state’s Medicaid program.

All of Western Dental’s services are backed by a unique quality assurance system that electronically monitors all patient visits, treatments, dental staff and clinical performance to enable high-quality care. To learn more about Western Dental or inquire about an office in your community, visit www.westerndental.com or call 1-800-6-DENTAL.

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