Western Dental Designates Regional Offices to Remain Open to Meet Emergency Dental Needs


ORANGE, Calif.–()–Western Dental, a leader in dental and orthodontic care in California, today announced that it is keeping open select offices in key regional locations to meet patient needs for emergency services.

“The federal government, state and local public health agencies, and dental boards and associations have recently ordered or recommended restrictions on the provision of non-urgent dental procedures,” said Dr. John Luther, Chief Dental Officer of Western Dental. “As a result, we have made the very difficult decision to temporarily close the majority of our dental offices throughout the State effective tomorrow. To be certain that emergency dental care remains accessible to our patients and the communities we serve during this unprecedented time, we have made the decision to keep open certain offices in central locations for urgent and emergency services only. Recognizing that this is a fluid situation, we currently plan to resume full-service dentistry and orthodontics at all locations beginning Monday, April 13, subject to health advisories in place at that time.”

“Western Dental has been a Dental Home providing patients with access to high quality, affordable care through good times and bad for 117 years,” said Daniel D. Crowley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Western Dental. “Designated offices will remain open on a limited schedule in the communities listed below to address the urgent oral health needs of patients.”

Emergency care offices are located in the following communities. For emergency care, call: 866-887-7591. We are asking patients with emergency dental needs to call for more information and to confirm that their oral health needs are appropriate given current public health guidelines.

Northern California:

Oakland

 

Sacramento

 

San Jose

 

 

Central California:

Bakersfield

 

Fresno

 

Stockton – Office III

 

 

Southern California:

Inglewood

 

Lancaster

 

National City

 

North Hollywood

 

Oxnard

 

Riverside

 

San Bernardino

 

Santa Ana

To reschedule an existing appointment for non-emergency care, call: 866-369-6301

ABOUT WESTERN DENTAL

Western Dental is one of California’s largest dental providers and is the leader in accessible, affordable oral healthcare, serving nearly 3 million patient visits annually in 250 affiliated offices throughout the state. 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.”

Western Dental is the leading provider of services to both adults and children in California’s 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 a half-million Denti-Cal beneficiaries in 2019.

To learn more about Western Dental or inquire about an office in your community, visit www.westerndental.com or call 888-60-DENTAL.



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