Western Dental Services, Inc., proudly continues its expansion in Northern California's Contra Costa County with the Saturday opening of its combined family dentistry and orthodontics office at 4518 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, conveniently located in the Brentwood area. Western Dental is known for its affordable, high-quality dental care that is delivered to children and adults at the most modern, state-of-the-art facilities.

(Logo: The Brentwood staff invites the local community to a family friendly grand opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, that will include children's face-painting, a bounce house, balloon artistry, food, prize giveaways and a live broadcast by radio station KMEL (106.1-FM).

During the event, Western Dental will offer special rates on orthodontic treatments and take appointments for free dental screenings for children ages 1 to 8.

The Brentwood dental office will feature Western Dental's proprietary and industry-leading ORION technology.  With ORION, Western Dental offers the best that digital technology brings to a dental office, including electronic, bilingual check-in kiosks, digital intraoral and panoramic X-rays, electronic dental records, digital oral cameras, and patient triage and monitoring systems that ensure careful and attentive service.

A total of 15 experienced dental and administrative staff members will provide comprehensive oral health care. Services include nearly all types of specialty dentistry, including orthodontics, Invisalign@, oral surgery, pedodontics, implants, prosthodontics, endodontics and periodontics. Western Dental also will offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services, including ZOOM!@ teeth whitening, white fillings, beautiful and precious crowns, veneers, Lumineers and more.

Flexible and convenient credit terms with low down payments and easy installments--at 0% interest--will be offered, including to patients without perfect credit--and neither banks nor financial institutions will be involved, thus making it easier for everyone to obtain financing for the care they need. Western Dental welcomes Denti-Cal and is a participating provider for most major dental insurers.

"We're committed to expanding access to great-quality, affordable dental care in the East Bay," said Samuel H. Gruenbaum, Western Dental president and CEO. "We bring a devotion to patient care that's supported by our vision of providing the Ultimate Patient Experience.

We do this through our wonderful doctors and staff, our ORION technology, and our state-of-the-art Quality Assurance Management System, which electronically support and monitor dental and administrative proficiency to enhance care," he said.

Dr. Farooq Khan will manage the general dentistry office, and Dr.

Aurora Patino the orthodontic. Trista Thompson is office manager. The Western Dental Brentwood office hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday. Appointments for family dentistry can be made by calling (925) 529-8300, and (925) 529-8533 for orthodontics.

Headquartered in Orange, Calif., Western Dental Services, Inc., is the largest staff-model dental HMO and clinical provider of dental services in California. With more than 4,000 employees and 280-plus affiliated dental offices throughout California and in Arizona, Nevada and Texas, Western Dental and its affiliates are the leaders in full-family and specialty dental care operations at convenient neighborhood locations. The company's strict quality oversight, commitment to the Ultimate Patient Experience, affordable treatments, group and individual dental benefit plans, as well as evening and weekend office hours, help keep the smiles of nearly three-quarters of a million patients healthy and bright every year.

For more information, call (714) 480-3000; SOURCE Western Dental Services, Inc.

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