ORANGE, Calif., Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Dental & Orthodontics, one of the nation's leaders in accessible, affordable, high-quality oral health care, today launched "Smiles for Schools," a partnership and support program for intermediate and secondary schools.
The "Smiles for Schools" sponsorship program will pair each of the over 200 offices of Western Dental & Orthodontics and its affiliate Brident Dental & Orthodontics with neighboring junior high and high schools. The program will provide over $100,000 in total school support funding – $500 per school – during 2017.
Western Dental is the #1 provider of orthodontics services in California and Arizona, and is the leading provider of services to the Denti-Cal program that enables oral health care benefits for more than 13 million individuals and families in California. Western Dental dentists provided care to more than a half-million Denti-Cal beneficiaries in 2016 and the company is committed to continuing to partner with the State to help improve the program.
"Western Dental and Brident offices have locally partnered with schools in their communities for many years. We are excited to expand and formalize this commitment to working with the schools in the neighborhoods near each of our offices," said Joshua Marder, Chief Marketing Officer of Western Dental & Orthodontics and its affiliate, Brident Dental & Orthodontics. 'Smiles for Schools' will help raise oral health awareness by sharing the expertise of our clinical staff with students and their parents."
The funds, which are just one component of the program, may be used by schools at their discretion. In addition, Western Dental will provide support at school events, sharing oral health information with students and their parents as part of an ongoing partnership with each school.
To learn more about Western Dental or inquire about employment opportunities for dental professionals, 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 is expanding its network of orthodontists, oral surgeons, pedodontists, periodontists and endodontists to conveniently serve the full range of dental needs in its offices. All of Western Dental's services are backed by a unique quality assurance system to support high-quality care.
For more information, please visit www.westerndental.com.
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