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VALLEJO, Calif., March 14, 2019 – Western Dental volunteers recently gathered at the Solano County Fairgrounds in support of CDA Cares, a two-day dental clinic that provides free dental care to Californians in need.

According to the CDA, nearly 1,500 patients received care and more than 8,900 procedures were performed, including fillings, extractions and cleanings.  

“Patients were treated with great respect and left with a visible sense of joy about the care they received,” said Dr. Audrey Nguyen, a volunteer from the Western Dental office in Watsonville. “I was so glad to be a part of it.”

CDA Cares is a California Dental Association (CDA) Foundation program that allows dental and medical professionals, including dentists, oral surgeons, hygienists, dental assistants, lab techs, physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, to provide free dental services to those in need, with support from other community volunteers.

Western Dental, one of the nation’s leaders in accessible, affordable oral healthcare and the leading orthodontics provider in the country, is a frequent supporter of CDA Cares events around the state. It has participated in the past 11 clinics and helped thousands of patients in locations like Pomona, Sacramento, Stockton, San Mateo, Bakersfield and Anaheim.

Volunteers for the Solano County event were provided from various Western Dental offices in Northern California.

“There is a real need filled at these events by our doctors and by others who generously give of their time,” said Dr. John Luther, chief dental officer of Western Dental. “Our volunteers are always grateful for the experience and enjoy the way the medical community comes together as one to provide some terrific services.”

ABOUT WESTERN DENTAL

Western Dental (with its affiliates, including Brident Dental & Orthodontics, Access Dental, Blue Hills Dental, South Texas Dental and Vital Smiles) is one of the nation’s largest dental providers and is the leader in accessible, affordable oral healthcare, serving approximately 2.9 million patient visits annually in 314 affiliated offices throughout California, Texas, Arizona, Nevada and Alabama.  In addition to general dentistry, Western Dental offers orthodontics, oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and endodontics in its offices, creating a convenient full service “Dental Home.”

In California, Western Dental is the leading provider of services to both adults and children in 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. Western Dental dentists provided care to more than a half-million Denti-Cal beneficiaries in 2017 and is committed to continuing to partner with the State to improve the program. In Texas, Western Dental is the leading provider of Medicaid services and recently entered into a first-of-its-kind agreement to participate in a value-based care and payment model under the state’s Medicaid program.

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.

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