Western Dental Expanding Access to Dental Services as It Implements New Strategy

ORANGE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Western
Dental
, one of the nation’s leaders in accessible, affordable oral
healthcare, announced today it has begun a major effort to expand the
scope of its dental services.

The company, which serves nearly 1 million patients annually in more
than 200 affiliated clinics throughout California, Arizona, Nevada,
Texas and Colorado, plans to significantly expand the number of dental
hygienists in its offices. The company, already the national leader in
orthodontic services, will expand its networks of orthodontists, oral
surgeons, pedodontists, periodontists, and endodontists, to better serve
patient needs conveniently in the same offices where they get their
general dentistry services.

The new effort is part of a broader strategy for Western Dental and its
affiliate Brident Dental & Orthodontics as the company works to meet
consumer needs today.

“Dental services are a critical health care need,” said Daniel D.
Crowley, Chairman of Western Dental and Brident. “Our expanded staff of
dental hygienists and networks of specialists will help us to
conveniently meet the needs of patients and more fully utilize the
resources in our offices. General dentists and hygienists are at the
center of our strategy,” he continued. “Around them we are building
networks of specialists to provide additional high quality services. We
will also offer an array of modern products and therapies that support
oral health and aesthetics.”

The company expects to add as many as 25 hygienists by the end of 2015
and will end 2016 with at least 100, Mr. Crowley said.

Mr. Crowley, who has extensive group dental experience and is an
experienced large-company executive, joined the Company in July of this
year, and he has since brought aboard seasoned champions to lead the
hygiene, orthodontics and specialty initiatives.

“There’s a strong new energy and renewed focus on high-quality care and
service,” Mr. Crowley said.

To support these initiatives, the company secured additional funding
from its owners and executed an amended credit agreement with its
lenders.

“Our owner partners have demonstrated their belief and strong commitment
to Western Dental and Brident,” Mr. Crowley said. “We appreciate their
confidence in our talented team and our strategy as we build one of the
largest networks of quality dental care in the United States.”

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.

Contacts

Media Contact:
for Western Dental
Jeff Weidel, 916-781-0616
jeff@halldinpr.com