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ORANGE, Calif.  April 2, 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 an agreement with the NFL Alumni, Southern California Chapter to be a partner on upcoming NFL Alumni, Southern California events.

Under the arrangement, Western Dental is the preferred dental provider for all of the Chapter’s members and will provide dental services to NFL alumni players and their families, including orthodontics, dental implants, crowns and restorations, and pediatric dentistry. Western Dental has also signed on to be a partner in the NFL Alumni’s “Caring for Kids” charity, which raises money and recruits volunteers for youth-related causes.

The National Football League Alumni is the oldest, most well-known retired player organization in professional sports. Membership includes retired players, coaches, front office executives, spouses and cheerleaders. The Association offers a variety of medical, financial, educational, and social programs to its members and their families.

“We welcome Western Dental as an excellent healthcare resource for our members and a key player in our outreach to kids and families in need,” said James Washington, President of the NFL Alumni Southern California Chapter. “Western Dental’s participation in our events will help raise awareness of the relationship between good oral health to overall well-being.”

Western Dental has provided full-service Dental HMO plans to employer groups, unions, associations, school districts, credit unions and individuals for more than 30 years. Every plan provides access to Western Dental’s 224 California offices, including 27 Western Dental Kids locations. Additionally, members can receive integrated coverage through EyeMax Vision, which was recently acquired by a Western Dental affiliate.

“We’re excited to be working with such a well-respected sports organization,” said Lynn Thompson, Vice President-Payor and Plan Strategic Relations at Western Dental. “As their preferred dental provider, NFL Alumni, Southern California Chapter members will find that Western Dental provides a safe and comfortable dental home for their oral health needs.”


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 3.0 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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