Bright Now Dental Opens New Office in Fountain Valley


Mar 04, 2011, 13:15 ET from Smile Brands Inc.

IRVINE, Calif., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Smile Brands Inc., the nation's leading provider of business support services to dental groups in the United States, today announced the grand opening of its newest Bright Now Dental office in Fountain Valley – the 50th office in Southern California. Bright Now Dental will continue its growth pattern in Southern California over the next two years, with offices slated to open in Escondido, Simi Valley, El Cajon, and Upland later this year and further expansion in 2012.  

Located at 18633 Brookhurst Street in Callens Corner Shopping Center, the office provides families with a convenient, comfortable environment where they can receive the latest in comprehensive, quality dental care. Bright Now Dental offers general dentistry, preventive care, children's dentistry, and specialty care services, including orthodontics (braces), oral surgery, periodontics, and endodontics. Bright Now Dental accepts most insurance plans and offers patients without insurance the opportunity to enroll in the ConfiDent 2012 Plan. Additionally, Bright Now Dental offers everyone Minimum $500 in financing with no credit check (1) and flexible payment plans, including interest-free (1) or $0 down (2).

To celebrate the grand opening, the Fountain Valley location is offering $100 Off Dental Services (3) and $10 Exam & X-Rays (4). This latest opening continues the growth and mission of Smile Brands Inc.: to provide "Smiles for Everyone!"® by bringing quality, affordable dental care to local neighborhoods. Other recent Bright Now Dental offices that have opened in Southern California include offices in: Brea, Escondido, Costa Mesa, Oceanside, San Marcos, and Azusa. The Fountain Valley office marks the first Bright Now Dental office built from the ground up in Southern California this year and brings the office count to 50 in Southern California.

Bright Now Dental's Pavithra S. Thankachen D.D.S. will lead the clinical team in the new Fountain Valley office. With more than seven years of private practice experience, Dr. Thankachen has earned distinctions in specialty areas including molar endodontics, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, and clinical general surgery. Also active in community service, she has volunteered for dental camps for children in rural primary care health centers and at the University of California San Francisco's free dental care night clinics.

"My goal is to provide the best possible dentistry to my patients and treat them with respect at all times," said Dr. Thankachen. "I am thrilled to be a part of this new office and look forward to bringing quality dental care to the Fountain Valley community."

The Fountain Valley office is open five days per week, with appointments available until 7:00 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and is open on Saturdays from 8:00am4:00pm. Prospective patients can call the Bright Now Dental office at 714-274-4222 or toll-free 1-888-BRIGHT NOW (1-888-274-4486) to schedule appointments.

About Smile Brands Inc.

Smile Brands Inc. is the largest provider of business support services to dental groups in the United States. Smile Brands Inc. provides comprehensive business support services to its affiliated dental practices so dentists can spend more time caring for their patients and less time managing the nonclinical aspects of their dental practice. Smile Brands Inc. supports approximately 1,100 dentists and hygienists practicing in over 320 Bright Now Dental, Monarch Dental, and Castle Dental offices in 17 states.

Nearly one million people each year take advantage of extended evening and weekend office hours, convenient locations, affordable prices, and flexible payment plans for quality, full-service dental care, including general and cosmetic dentistry, and specialty services such as orthodontics, at Smile Brands' affiliated dental offices.

Based in Irvine, California, Smile Brands Inc. and its affiliated dental practices combined employ approximately 4,200 people nationwide. For more information, visit

(1) $500 financing and interest-free payment plans require valid photo ID and a checking account or credit card.

(2) $0 down payment plans available on approved credit

(3) Offer valid for every family member in same residence, but only valid once per person (maximum $100). Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers on same visit. Offer is valid for new patients only, is subject to change and expires 12/31/10.

(4) Reg price $227(+). Covers $10 premium for first 3 months membership when you enroll in Confident Plan 2012 for $40 per year. $10 premium billed quarterly. Offer includes an exam and full mouth x-rays and is available through 12/31/10.

(+) Savings Based on California Dental Survey

Enrollment in the Confident Plan 2012 for $40 per year is required to obtain this pricing stated in this advertisement.

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SOURCE Smile Brands Inc.