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Western Dental & Orthodontics Acquires Former SmileCare Office in Lancaster


Western Dental & Orthodontics, one of the nation's leaders in
accessible, affordable oral healthcare, today announced the purchase of
the SmileCare office in Lancaster, Calif.

The Lancaster acquisition is located at 1228 West Avenue K, adjacent to
24-Hour Fitness.

This is Western Dental's second location in Lancaster and the fourth
SmileCare office purchased from Coast Dental Services Inc. in recent
months, including the Fremont, Stockton and Modesto SmileCare offices.

The Lancaster office has 14 patient treatment rooms, state-of-the-art
digital equipment and a multi-lingual staff. A full range of dental
services is offered, including general dentistry, orthodontics,
specialty dentistry, pediatric dentistry and oral hygiene.

"We are pleased to be expanding in Lancaster, and we welcome the
patients at this office to the Western Dental family," said Dr. John
Luther, Chief Dental Officer for Western Dental. "This will provide more
appointment options to patients of both offices."

In addition to accepting uninsured and privately insured patients,
Western Dental welcomes patients covered by the Medi-Cal Dental program
(known as Denti-Cal) at this location and all of its 198 California
offices. Western Dental is the leading provider of services to the
Medi-Cal Dental program, which provides healthcare benefits to more than
13 million individuals throughout California.

"We've seen a lot of growth in patient visits over the past few years in
our original Lancaster office," said Dr. Evelinda Jacob, Managing
Dentist. "We're excited about the addition of our second location."

The Lancaster office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The office
is planning a reception that will be open to the public.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit
or call 1-800-6-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 247 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. To learn more
about Western Dental or inquire about an office in your community, visit
or call 1-800-6-DENTAL.

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