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Western Dental Kids Launches Inaugural Office in Modesto

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Western Dental, one of the nation's largest dental providers and the
largest provider of dental services in California, announced today the
launch of its pediatric dentistry brand, Western Dental Kids, starting
with its inaugural Western Dental Kids office in downtown Modesto.

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Bold graphics and a "selfie" wall make going to the dentist fun for children who visit the new Weste ...

Bold graphics and a "selfie" wall make going to the dentist fun for children who visit the new Western Dental Kids office in downtown Modesto. (Photo: Business Wire)

The office, located at 1705 Prescott Road, accepts all forms of
insurance, including Medi-Cal Dental. Western Dental also has three
traditional offices in Modesto.

The newly redesigned office has been transformed from an existing
Western Dental office into a colorful, kid-friendly space for children
and their parents. The Modesto office will serve as a prototype for
Western Dental Kids offices scheduled to open throughout the remainder
of the year, including 22 recently acquired pediatric dental offices
which will assume the Western Dental Kids name.

"Children have special dental needs, and our Western Dental Kids offices
will provide them with quality dental care in a safe, fun and
professional environment," said Dr. John Luther, Chief Dental Officer.
"Parents can feel assured their children will receive the highest level
of pediatric dental care at Western Dental Kids."

Modesto-Prescott and all Western Dental Kids offices are staffed with
doctors specializing in pediatric dentistry, Board-eligible
orthodontists and a team of professionals experienced in working with
children. Pediatric dental services include sealants to help prevent
cavities, fluoride treatments and a full-service orthodontics department.

"Our team at Modesto-Prescott and at all our pediatric dental offices
know how to care for children," said Dr. Corina Ramirez, Pediatric
Director for Western Dental. "We're dedicated to making every child's
visit fun and stress free."

A special two-day event that's open to the public is slated for Sept.
7-8, including a VIP reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony and an open
house with entertainment, toys and refreshments.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.westerndental.com
or call 1-800-6-DENTAL.

ABOUT WESTERN DENTAL

Western Dental (with its affiliates, including Brident Dental &
Orthodontics) is one of the nation's largest dental providers and is the
leader in accessible, affordable oral healthcare, serving approximately
2.4 million patient visits annually in 246 affiliated offices throughout
California, Arizona, Nevada, and Texas. In addition to general
dentistry, it 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 Medi-Cal Dental program – part of the
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 help improve the program.

All of Western Dental's services are backed by a unique quality
assurance system that monitors patient visits, treatments, dental staff
and clinical performance to enable high-quality care.

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