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The 14 Smile Wide offices are located in the Southern California cities of Anaheim, Bellflower, Carson, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Irvine, Loma Linda, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Lynwood, Riverside, and Van Nuys.

“Through this acquisition, we are helping to preserve access to dental care for thousands of children who are patients of these Southern California offices,” said Daniel D. Crowley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Western Dental. “Our goal is to have more locations where we can offer families a complete continuum of high quality dental services to preserve and restore their oral health. Western Dental is built on our core belief that everyone should have access to convenient, affordable, high-quality dentistry, including those covered by Denti-Cal. These Smile Wide offices will help us bring this mission to more people, especially children, who make up a significant part of their patient population.”

Mr. Crowley continued: “The steps we've taken these past two years to strengthen our organization and build the right leadership team are setting us up for a great future. This is our first acquisition in more than 10 years, and it adds to our strong presence in Southern California.

“We're building Western Dental into a general dentistry powerhouse that includes an industry-leading orthodontic practice, state-of-the-art soft tissue management, and a complete offering of convenient, best-in-class specialty and dental implant services, conveniently under one roof. It’s a great place for dentists to practice dentistry, for staff to work, and for patients to get dental care.

“We welcome with open arms the fine people of Smile Wide to our family,” Mr. Crowley said. “Our goal at Western Dental is to be the gold standard of quality dentistry, while creating access to affordable dental care for everyone.”

Western Dental is an integrated, full-service dental and orthodontics organization that offers convenient, affordable, high-quality care to patients of all ages and incomes. It is the largest orthodontics provider in California and Arizona, and an orthodontics leader in Texas through its affiliated Brident Dental & Orthodontics offices.

Western Dental employs more than 4,500 dental professionals and support teams, including more than 700 dentists and a full range of specialists – periodontists, endodontists, oral surgeons and dental implant specialists.

ABOUT WESTERN DENTAL

Western Dental (with its affiliate, Brident Dental & Orthodontics) is one of the nation’s largest dental providers and is the leader in accessible, affordable oral health care, serving over two million patient visits annually in more than 220 affiliated clinics throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, and Texas. Western Dental is the #1 provider of orthodontic services in California and last year expanded its network of orthodontists, oral surgeons, pedodontists, periodontists and endodontists, to better service patient needs all within the office. All of Western Dental’s services are backed by a unique quality assurance system that electronically monitors all patient visits, treatments, dental staff and clinical performance to enable high-quality care. To learn more about Western Dental or inquire about an office in your community, visit www.westerndental.com or call 1-800-6-DENTAL.

Media Contact:
Jeffrey Weidel
Office: 916-781-0616
Cell: 916-402-7132
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