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Our History

Western Dental has been around for over 100 years, making it one of the oldest and most experienced dental and oral health organizations. We began in Los Angeles with a single office and have grown to more than 200 dental offices and orthodontic clinics throughout California, Arizona and Texas, with affiliated offices in Nevada and Texas.

The Company traces its history back to 1903, when Dr. Curtis Beauchamp (pronounced Bee-chum) saw a need to provide quality dental care at affordable prices. His son, Dr. Robert F. Beauchamp, followed in his footsteps, and in the 1930s, expanded the practice to include several more locations.

True pioneers in what was once known as "credit dentistry," both father and son became known for offering low cost care and credit terms to people who could not afford the high fees that were typically associated with quality dental care.

Since then, Western Dental has continued to build and grow by providing quality dental care to all people – a core value central to the company’s philosophy. We have been proud to grow strong and steady over the years, expanding service offerings to include affordable dental plans for groups and individuals.  Western Dental now serves over 1 million patients each year (including more Medi-Cal Dental patients than any other provider), and we are the #1 provider of Orthodontic care in California and Arizona.

Today we employ over 4,500 dental professionals and support staff, including over 700 dentists and a full range of specialists – periodontists, endodontists, oral surgeons, and dental implant specialists.  In addition, our oral hygiene services are expanding to every Western Dental office.  Each Western Dental office is equipped with state-of-the-art computer-assisted equipment such as digital x-rays, panoramic imaging equipment for orthodontics, digital scanners, and interactive kiosks – enhancing treatment options, reducing lab turnaround time, and making patient check in quick and simple.

It’s all part of our commitment to provide complete, quality care, all in one place.