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Western Dental’s New Covina Offices Brings California Office Total to 191

Western Dental & Orthodontics announced the opening of its newest office in Covina, California, at 1453 N. Azusa Avenue.

Western Dental celebrated with a Grand Opening and Open House event. Covina Mayor Jorge Marquez was present for the ribbon cutting ceremony, along with several other city dignitaries.

The new Covina office will provide a full range of dental services, including general dentistry, orthodontics, oral hygiene services and specialty dentistry to residents of Covina and the surrounding communities of Upland, West Covina and Baldwin Park. It is located in a thriving retail center that includes a brand-new Ross Dress-for-Less, El Super Market and Waba Grill. The office has ten patient treatment rooms, new state-of-the-art digital equipment, and an experienced, highly trained bilingual staff. 

“Our team is excited to be part of this new office that gives patients in the Covina community a convenient location to be treated with first-rate, affordable dental care. By providing dental care across all specialties and age ranges, we can offer families in Covina a complete Dental Home they can rely on throughout their lifetime,” said Dr. Qayuum, Managing Dentist.

The Covina office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office is planning an open house reception on January 25 that will be open to the public.

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