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SAN JOSE, Calif., October 16, 2019 – Western Dental & Orthodontics, one of the nation’s leaders in accessible, affordable oral healthcare and the leading orthodontics provider in the country, today announced a partnership with the Mexican Consulate to conduct health fairs in conjunction with Binational Health Week at two Western Dental locations in Santa Clara county.

The health fairs will be held at the Western Dental location in San Jose from 10 a.m. to noon on October 18th at 1110 S. King Rd. and from 10 a.m. to noon on October 19th across the street at the Western Dental Kids location at 1153 S. King Rd.

In addition to the Mexican Consulate, other participants include the Santa Clara Family Health Plan, Santa Clara Office of Education Early Head Start Program and Anthem.

Since 2001, Binational Health Week events have run through the entire month of October in both Mexico and California to highlight health issues that affect migrants. Binational Health Week is celebrated in every Mexican consulate throughout the state. Activities also take place in other states such as Texas, New York, Arizona and Illinois.

“Western Dental’s Mexican Consulate partnership helps us reach the Hispanic community in the Santa Clara Valley area to help them understand the importance of good oral health for their children and families,” said Edwin Rivera, Vice President of Community Engagement and Strategic Alliances. “We want to remind them that our doors are open and that patients are safe to seek comprehensive oral healthcare for any dental issues they might have.”

Western Dental welcomes patients covered by the Medi-Cal Dental program (previously known as Denti-Cal) at all of its California offices, in addition to accepting uninsured and privately insured patients.

For more information about other Western Dental events or to schedule an appointment, visit https://www.westerndental.com/en-us/dental-services/kids-dentistry/activities-fall-2019 or call 1-800-6-DENTAL.



Western Dental (with its supported 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 3.0 million patient visits annually in 322 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 will provide care to a half-million Denti-Cal beneficiaries in 2019, and Western Dental 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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