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Keep your smile looking its best with personal dental care from friendly and experienced professionals. We offer high-quality, low-cost services for you and your family, and gladly welcome walk-ins.

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About Western Dental

At Western Dental, we make high quality dental care convenient and affordable for thousands of people across California, Arizona and Nevada. Our friendly and experienced dental professionals provide a wide range of family dental services including orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry and emergency dental care. Here, we gladly treat patients of all ages, including young children. We also welcome walk-ins and offer evening and weekend appointments.

Western Dental is actively seeking highly qualified professionals to join our growing team. If you’re interested in making lives better, healthier and more enjoyable, we encourage you to explore our available career opportunities.


Western Dental Services, Inc. is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation, contact the Call Center at least ten days in advance at: 1-800-633-6825

How to ensure your child’s dental health
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends parents take their child to a pediatric dentist within six months after the baby’s first tooth appears, but no later than the child’s first birthday. If that seems early, consider this: Tooth decay is the single most chronic health problem suffered by children and, if left untreated, can destroy the child’s teeth and have a strong, lasting effect on a child’s overall general health. Tooth decay can be caused by bacteria which interacts with carbohydrates in the diet, producing acids that result in mineral loss from teeth. that’s why it’s important to follow these guidelines at an early age:   Wipe infant’s gums with a clean, wet gauze pad or washcloth after each feeding. Begin brushing infant’s teeth as soon as first tooth appears twice daily with a fluoridated toothpaste and a soft, age-appropriate sized toothbrush. Parents should use a ‘smear’ of toothpaste to brush the teeth of a child less than two years of age. Twice-daily use has benefits greater than once-daily brushing. Do not nurse or breast feed for prolonged periods. Infants should not be put to sleep with a bottle of milk, formula, sugar water, or fruit juice. If an infant falls asleep while feeding, the teeth should be cleaned before placing the child in bed.   As your child gets older, you’ll want to encourage them to drink from a cup by their first birthday. This means moving from the “sippy” cup, which is meant only as a transition from the bottle to a real cup. Be wary of what you put in a sippy cup. Only use water, except maybe during meals. Allowing a child to drink from a sippy cup filled with juice or milk throughout the day continuously bathes the child’s teeth in cavity-causing bacteria.   Dental health habits develop at an early age. Parents should use a dab of toothpaste and perform or supervise a toddler’s toothbrushing. Teach them how to brush, and to spit out – not swallow – the toothpaste. Help them develop good eating habits early on and choose sensible, nutritious snacks.   By being proactive about your child’s teeth will help avoid painful – and potentially costly – dental health problems later.
What Is a Dental Home?
“Home” can have various meanings and have many emotional attachments, but when the word is used to describe your dentist office, it can cause some head scratching.     The fact is, when it comes to dental services, a “dental home” makes a lot of sense. The concept originated from the need for patients to visit various dental specialists for their recommended treatment – and the inconvenience caused by scheduling multiple appointments at offices all over town. (Most general dentists need to refer their patients to specialists for braces, extractions, implants or periodontal treatment.)   Dental home means comprehensive services. That’s why Western Dental & Orthodontics fits the description of a dental home so perfectly. While the company started over a 100 years ago with a small office in Los Angeles, it has grown to be the largest and most experienced dental provider in the West, with more than 240 offices in California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas.   Western Dental offices provide the full range of dental services and are staffed with doctors and specialists from the top dental schools in the country. Besides general dentistry, their services include dental implants and restorative crowns using the highest quality materials available, periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics and extractions. And, because of the importance of good oral hygiene in maintaining overall health, each office team includes trained dental hygienists who provide complete oral hygiene services – from routine teeth cleanings to treatments for the various stages of gum disease.   Western Dental brings special meaning to the term “dental home.” It’s part of their commitment to provide comprehensive, quality care to every patient, all in one office.
Expanded Medi-Cal Benefits Improve Lives of Many California Dental Patients
By John Luther, DDS, Chief Dental Officer Dental care benefits under Medi-Cal – and the over 13 million Californians who depend on them – took a big hit in 2009. State budget constraints caused by the onslaught of the Great Recession resulted in deep cuts to state services, including basic dental care under the Medi-Cal program. Eight years later, as the economy slowly recovered, California lawmakers passed a bill that fully reinstated those reduced benefits, providing improved dental care services not previously included as covered benefits under Medi-Cal. The changes took effect January 1, 2018. The Medi-Cal Dental enhancements are substantial. Patients are now covered for procedures like scaling & root planing (SRPs or “deep cleaning”), treatment vital to the management and prevention of gum disease in high risk patients. Root canals on back teeth, instead of extractions, are now a possibility for many. Partial dentures are an option for denture patients. And many other services – exams, x-rays and fillings – are now included. This is good news. For example: It means that, if clinically appropriate, a denture patient doesn’t need a full mouth extraction to receive dentures – previously the only option under Medi-Cal – because partial dentures, which require fewer, if any, extractions, are now covered. Partial dentures not only provide significantly better performance and comfort than full dentures, but they also save existing teeth, help maintain bone and a provide a better quality of life. A patient requiring a root canal on a back molar is now covered for that procedure, saving the tooth and preserving bone and the overall health of the patient. Under previous Medi-Cal coverage, the patient’s only option was extraction. Scaling & root planing, now covered, is critical in controlling gum disease. Untreated gum disease makes it harder to control diabetes and is linked to other diseases such as heart disease, respiratory diseases, and even cancer. It’s been gratifying to see significantly more patients now enjoying this enhanced quality of dental care coverage. At the 191 Western Dental offices in California, we’ve seen an increase of 20% in Medi-Cal Dental patient visits since the beginning of the year. Being the largest provider of Medi-Cal Dental services in the state, we’re geared up to meet this pent-up demand. Our doctors and staff have been preparing for months in anticipation of the influx, and we expect to see a continued flow of new and returning patients as more patients with Medi-Cal Dental learn of their enhanced benefits.