ORANGE, Calif., December 5, 2018 – Premier Dental Holdings, Inc., a parent of Western Dental Services, has signed a definitive agreement with  The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® to acquire its Dental Service Organization operations, which currently support 63 offices in Texas, California, and Alabama.

The acquisition will add 36 supported offices in Texas currently branded South Texas Dental, 13 in Northern and Central California under the Access Dental brand, 8 in Northern and Southern California branded Blue Hills Dental, and 6 Vital Smiles offices in Alabama. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2018. Terms were not disclosed.

When complete, the transaction will bring to 312 the number of Western Dental and Brident supported offices in five states.

“These offices are an excellent strategic fit with our 249 existing Western Dental and Brident offices in California, Texas, Arizona, and Nevada,” said Daniel D. Crowley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Western Dental. “The offices of both firms have long shared the goal of expanding access to high quality, affordable dentistry, including for patients covered by Medicaid and, in California, Denti-Cal. The harmony of purpose and practice profile similarities between us will maximize continuity for patients, dentists, and staff as we welcome these quality offices into our Dental Home.”

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