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Western Dental expands Ceres orthodontics office on Hatch
Ceres office Western Dental
Western Dental orthodontist Kendall Jones provides some dental care to Sophie Maravilla at the new office in Ceres. - photo by Contributed to the Courier

Western Dental & Orthodontics, one of the nation's leaders in accessible, affordable oral healthcare, has expanded its dental office in Ceres by adding a second building for pedodontic and orthodontic practices.

The new space, located at 1524 Richland Ave., just east of the Ceres Plaza Shopping Center, is adjacent to the AM/PM station and shares a parking lot with its original location. Western Dental will continue to treat patients 12 years of age and older at the original location.

Western Dental's new office houses an expanded orthodontics bay with 10 new operatories, new state-of-the-art digital equipment and an experienced bilingual staff. With the two offices, patients now have increased access to comprehensive services, including general dentistry, orthodontics, oral hygiene services and specialty dentistry.

In addition to accepting uninsured and privately insured patients, Western Dental accepts patients covered by the Medi-Cal Dental program (known as Denti-Cal) at this location and all of its 190 California offices.

Western Dental is the leading provider of services to the Denti-Cal program serving more than 13 million low-income individuals and families in California.

"Our orthodontics practice was bursting at the seams," said Dr. Iyad Altwal, managing dentist. "Now we'll be able to continue providing our patients with comprehensive care in a beautiful, newly designed space. We're also excited to provide patients in Ceres with access to quality pediatric care. This is all part of our approach to providing a complete Dental Home for our patients, and meeting their dental needs throughout their lifetime."

The office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Western Dental is planning a grand opening of its expanded office that will be open to the public.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit or call 1-800-6-DENTAL.

Western Dental (with its affiliates, including 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 affiliated 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 services to both adults and children 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. Western Dental dentists provided care to more than a half-million Denti-Cal beneficiaries in 2017 and is committed to continuing to partner with the State to help improve the program.