RIVERSIDE, Calif., Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Dental, one of the nation's leaders in accessible and affordable oral healthcare, today announced the opening of a new office in Riverside, located at 3880 Chicago Ave.
In addition to accepting insured and uninsured patients, Western Dental will accept new Denti-Cal patients at this location, as it now does at all of its 164 offices across California.
Earlier this year, Western Dental reinstated Denti-Cal coverage to nearly 20 offices that had previously been unable to accept new Denti-Cal patients because of low reimbursement rates from the state.
The San Bernardino office, 2094 East Highland Ave., and the Long Beach location at 4516 Atlantic Ave., are among the Southern California offices now accepting new Denti-Cal patients.
"Based on restoration of reimbursements and our trust that California will increase payments to dental providers to a fair level in the near future, Western Dental is accepting Denti-Cal at all of our California locations," said Daniel D. Crowley, Chairman of Western Dental and Brident. "This is part of our long-standing commitment to provide quality dentistry to Californians across the economic spectrum."
Western Dental in Riverside will hold a grand opening event Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include free dental screenings, a tour of the office, refreshments, giveaways, and a chance to win one of several drawings.
The new, 5,188-square-foot office will provide critical oral health access to Riverside area residents, including those without insurance or who have Denti-Cal coverage.
Today, fewer than 20 percent of California's licensed dentists are active in the Denti-Cal program and only a small fraction of those see more than 100 Denti-Cal patients per year. Western Dental employs about one-third of the dentists in the state who see more than 100 Denti-Cal patients per year.
Western Dental is the leading provider of Denti-Cal services in California. Denti-Cal is a key service of California's Medicaid system, a public insurance program that provides services for low-income individuals and families who meet eligibility requirements.
"Dental care is a critical health care need," said Ronald Inge, DDS, Chief Dental Officer at Western Dental. "As a provider of high-quality, affordable dental care, Western Dental has focused on improving access to quality oral health care in California for more than 60 years."
Western Dental also accepts most private insurance plans and offers individual and group dental plans to its patients.
The new office is Western Dental's second in Riverside. The other location is at 3485 Madison St. The new office is open week days (closed Thursdays) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit www.westerndental.com or call 888-844-4478.
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 oral health care, serving nearly one million patients annually in more than 200 affiliated clinics throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas and Colorado. Informed by the latest research, Western Dental is committed to delivering high-quality general, orthodontic and specialty dental services in state-of-the art facilities. 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 and www.Brident.com.
SOURCE Western Dental