Unique Model is Among the First-of-its-Kind and Expands Access to Care by Offering Patients Dental and Vision Services in One Convenient Location
SOUTH GATE, Calif., June 23, 2022 – LooksBrite Eye Center, a member of the Sonrava Health family of health and wellness companies, today announced the opening of its new vision office – co-located with Western Dental & Orthodontics in South Gate, California. The new facility expands access to care by offering two types of care that are often deferred yet are critical to whole-person health – vision and dental services – in one convenient location for both children and adults.
“LooksBrite’s unique model aligns closely with Sonrava’s mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable, whole-person care for patients from all backgrounds,” said Jeff Miller, President of Sonrava and Western Dental & Orthodontics. “Having both services in one location can greatly increase access to care and promote health equity for underserved communities by reducing the number of office visits, time and coordination required for a patient to have multiple health needs met.”
In addition to expanded access and greater convenience, this combined approach offers improved coordination of care and reduces fragmentation between care teams.
“Dental and vision health both have proven links to an individual’s overall health,” said Dr. John Luther, Chief Dental Officer of Western Dental & Orthodontics. “Certain health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes and others, while not directly related to the eyes or the mouth, cause symptoms that vision and dental care providers can identify and help patients address. By coordinating both dental and vision care in one convenient location, we can create a more holistic view of a patient’s healthcare needs, detect certain health conditions earlier, and promote better health outcomes.”
“Advancing healthcare access and equity is especially important in a community as diverse as South Gate,” said Al Rios, Mayor, City of South Gate. “We welcome LooksBrite and Western Dental and their further investment in our community in support of this worthy goal.”
“The new LooksBrite office is a great example of how innovation can improve communities,” said Ana Elizarraras, Executive Director, South Gate Chamber of Commerce. “Keeping our community healthy is more important than ever, and LooksBrite and Western Dental are helping South Gate do just that.”
Established in 2022, LooksBrite Eye Center offers high-quality, convenient, affordable and personalized vision care to the Southern California community. LooksBrite Eye Center is equipped with the newest technology to help prevent, diagnose, and treat a wide array of conditions for adults and children. With convenient appointment times and a compassionate, bilingual staff, LooksBrite Eye Center is dedicated to ensuring the best possible experience for patients of all backgrounds. To learn more, please visit www.looksbrite.com.
ABOUT SONRAVA HEALTH
Sonrava Health, through its affiliates, including Brident Dental & Orthodontics, DentalWorks, Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners, Perfect Teeth, Vital Smiles, and Western Dental & Orthodontics, is one of the nation’s largest dental support organizations and a leader in accessible, affordable high quality oral healthcare, supporting care for approximately 3 million patient visits annually in 572 affiliated offices in 20 states coast to coast from California to Maryland and border to border from Michigan to Texas. In addition to general dentistry, Western Dental practices offer pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, including clear aligners, oral surgery, periodontics and endodontics, creating a convenient full service “Dental Home” with high quality dental implants and overdentures. Western Dental is also the family home of ClearArc Orthodontic Aligners, the GUMX Defender Plus+ perio treatment system, LooksBrite Eye Centers, EyeMax Vision Plan, and MIB Benefit Plans. For more information, please visit www.Sonrava.com.
ABOUT WESTERN DENTAL
Founded with the purpose of making high-quality oral healthcare accessible to all and focused on wellness and prevention, Western Dental (with its supported affiliates Brident Dental & Orthodontics and Vital Smiles) has been expanding access to and equity of oral healthcare for nearly 120 years. Operating the most integrated system of oral healthcare in the nation, Western Dental serves 3 million patient visits annually across 357 offices in California, Texas, Arizona, Alabama and Nevada. A full-service “dental home,” Western Dental provides general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, implants and oral surgery in offices designed to support consistent, high-quality care that meets the needs of a diverse patient population. To learn more about Western Dental or to find an office in your community, visit westerndental.com or call 1-800-6-DENTAL.