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ORANGE, Calif., Jan. 3, 2017 – Western Dental & Orthodontics, one of the nation’s leaders in accessible, affordable, high-quality oral health care, today announced the appointment of Natalie Arranaga as Vice President of Dental Implants.

Arranaga joins Western Dental with more than 13 years in healthcare organizations, including eight years of leadership in the dental profession. She was previously Regional Director of Specialty Operations for Pacific Dental Services, where she helped build a significant specialty dental services business. Prior to that role, she served as Director of Operations for Smile Brands, Inc.

“Natalie brings a lot of talent, experience, and energy to this new position,” said Daniel D. Crowley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Western Dental and its affiliate, Brident Dental & Orthodontics. “Our champions for hygiene and orthodontics have built successful programs for those services, now we see a great opportunity to offer dental implants. Natalie will develop and expand the new program across our organization, helping patients get convenient access to high quality, affordable dental implants to improve their oral health and appearance. It’s a great career opportunity, and we welcome her to our leadership team.”

“I’m looking forward to joining Western Dental and Brident and building a successful dental implant program,” Arranaga said. “I’m excited to be working with this talented group of people who share a vision of building an integrated dental company that provides convenient and affordable access to the best dental care possible.”

Arranaga is a graduate of the University of Denver.


Western Dental (with its affiliate Brident Dental & Orthodontics) is one of the nation’s largest dental providers and is the leader in accessible, affordable, high-quality oral health care, with over 2 million patient visits annually in more than 200 affiliated offices throughout California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas. Western Dental is the #1 provider of orthodontics services in California and Arizona, and is expanding its network of orthodontists, oral surgeons, pedodontists, periodontists and endodontists to conveniently serve the full range of dental needs in its offices. All of Western Dental’s services are backed by a unique quality assurance system to support high-quality care.

Western Dental is the leading provider of services to the Denti-Cal program, part of the Medi-Cal public insurance program that provides health care benefits for more than 13 million low-income individuals and families in California. Western Dental dentists provided care to more than a half-million Denti-Cal beneficiaries in 2016 and is committed to continuing to partner with the State to help improve the program. 

For more information, please visit www.westerndental.com or call 1-800-6-DENTAL.

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Jeffrey Weidel
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