STOCKTON, Calif., Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dentists and their staff team members from Western Dental & Orthodontics, one of the nation's leaders in accessible, affordable high-quality oral health care, were among hundreds of caring professionals who volunteered this past weekend at CDA Cares in Stockton.
The California Dental Association Foundation hosted the event at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. The event allowed volunteer dentists, other health professionals and community volunteers to provide free dental services to approximately 2,000 people.
Western Dental has been a presenting sponsor of CDA Cares outreach events for the past two years.
"Western Dental is extremely proud to support and join in the efforts of the California Dental Association Foundation to help deliver essential dental care to people in great need," said Dr. John Luther, Chief Dental Officer for Western Dental. "We share the CDA's goal of improving the overall health of individuals throughout the state by eliminating pain and infection. We're replacing pain with smiles."
CDA Cares relied on the time and talents of hundreds of volunteers from both the dental profession and the greater Stockton community. Dental and health professionals, including general dentists, oral surgeons, hygienists, assistants, lab technicians, physicians, nurses and pharmacists, participated in the unified effort.
Over 100 portable dental chairs, lights and units were set up to treat patients, who were seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Services included cleanings, fillings, extractions, and on a limited basis, root canals for anterior teeth and denture procedures.
Western Dental has more than 160 California offices and is the leading provider of services to the Medi-Cal Dental program (commonly known as Denti-Cal), which provides health care benefits for more than 13 million low-income individuals and families in the state. Its dentists provided care to more than 500,000 Denti-Cal beneficiaries in 2015. Western Dental is committed to continuing to partner with the State to help improve the program.
To learn more about Western Dental or inquire about an office in your community, visit www.westerndental.com or call 1-800-6-DENTAL.
ABOUT WESTERN DENTAL
Western Dental (with its affiliate Brident Dental & Orthodontics) is one of the nation's largest dental providers and is the leader in accessible, affordable, high-quality oral health care, with over 2 million patient visits annually in more than 200 affiliated offices throughout California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas. Western Dental is the #1 provider of orthodontics services in California and Arizona, and continues to expand its network of orthodontists, oral surgeons, pedodontists, periodontists and endodontists to serve patient needs all within their local office. 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. For more information, please visit www.westerndental.com.
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