Western Dental Acquires 14 California Offices From Kids Dental Kare

ORANGE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Western Dental, one of the nation’s largest dental providers, announced
today it has purchased Kids Dental Kare, a leading provider of pediatric
dental services in California.

The acquisition consists of 14 locations, including offices in
Huntington Park, Hollywood, East Los Angeles, Panorama City, Lynwood, El
Monte, Paramount, Norwalk, Crenshaw, Baldwin Park, Burbank, Pasadena,
Oxnard, and Fresno.

The organization has a proud history of providing high quality pediatric
dentistry in communities that are often underserved. Kids Dental Kare
has been a major participant in the Denti-Cal program, part of the
Medi-Cal public insurance program that provides health care benefits for
more than 13 million low-income individuals and families in California.

Kids Dental Kare will launch Orthodontics services in most of its
offices with the support of Western Dental.

Kids Dental Kare Founder and CEO Dr. Jerry Lanier established Kids
Dental Kare in 1994 and has built it into one of the most trusted
children’s dental care practices in Southern California.

“I’m thrilled to have Kids Dental Kare join the Western Dental family,”
said Dr. Lanier. “I can’t think of a better partner to continue my
legacy as we share the same strong commitment to providing high quality
dental care that is accessible and affordable. Kids Dental Kare has
unique pediatric experience and a wonderful team, and Western Dental has
the resources to help these offices grow and offer more services to more
children.”

“The Kids Dental Kare organization is an ideal fit for Western Dental,
and we are pleased to have the excellent doctors and staff at these
pediatric offices join us as we build a high quality, full service,
welcoming Dental Home for individuals and families in the communities we
serve,” said Daniel D. Crowley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
Western Dental.

The addition of Kids Dental Kare brings Western Dental’s total number of
offices in California to 190, including 24 dedicated pediatric dentistry
and orthodontic offices.

To make an appointment at Kids Dental Kare, call 1-888-KIDS-DEN
(543-7336) or visit http://kidsdentalkare.com.

Synergy Advisors, LLC served as exclusive financial advisor to Kids
Dental Kare and Dr. Lanier in this transaction.

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 healthcare, serving approximately 2.5
million patient visits annually in 245 offices throughout California,
Arizona, Nevada, and Texas. In addition to general dentistry, it offers
orthodontics, oral surgery, pedodontics, periodontics and endodontics in
its offices, creating a convenient full service “Dental Home.”

In California, Western Dental is the leading provider of pediatric
dental and orthodontic services and the leading provider of services to
the Denti-Cal program – part of the Medi-Cal public insurance program
that provides health care benefits for more than 13 million low-income
individuals and families. Western Dental dentists provided care to more
than a half-million Denti-Cal beneficiaries in 2016 and is committed to
continuing to partner with the State to help improve the program.

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. To learn more about Western Dental or inquire about an office in
your community, visit www.westerndental.com
or call 1-800-6-DENTAL.

Contacts

for Western Dental
Jeffrey Weidel, 916-781-0616
jeff@halldinpr.com
Cell:
916-402-7132