News | February 12, 2018

WesternU We Care Dental Serves Hundreds At Live Well Festival Health Fair

Rancho Mirage, CA (PRWEB) - We Care Dental, a comprehensive dental practice that seeks to improve lives through oral and dental health education and treatment, served more than 250 patients during the Live Well Festival Health Fair. We Care Dental staff members Dr. Hala Shakir, Resident Yasmin Bakhtiar, Linda Contreras DA, Deanna Lopez RDA, Alejandra Saldana RDA, Jenna Gehrke RDA, and Derek Siani attended the fair on January 6, 2018, providing attendees with dental health information and oral cancer screenings.

The WesternU practice was founded with the mission of providing high-quality care to a diverse patient base so that everyone can achieve optimal oral health. We Care Dental offers high-quality dental care for all, regardless of age, ethnicity, medical or mental disability, race, or treatment need. We Care Dental is known for treating patients with respect and for meticulously diagnosing and treating a variety of dental issues.

Founded in 2009 by Marianne and Russell Benson, and originally staffed by volunteers using donated space and supplies, We Care Dental first incorporated WesternU dental faculty and students into its operations in 2011, and by 2016 had partnered with the University to open an expanded clinical facility. Residents, WesternU dental students, and full-time faculty provide overall clinical supervision with the assistance of highly trained staff to patients throughout the Coachella Valley.

The practice will host an in-office oral cancer screening day for seniors on Friday, February 23, 2018. The clinic will provide free, 15- to 30-minute oral cancer screenings from 8 a.m. to noon to provide life-saving preventative care for patients.

We Care Dental is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. To learn more or to make an appointment, please call (760) 565-6055.

About Western University Of Health Sciences
Western University of Health Sciences (, located in Pomona, Calif. and Lebanon, Ore., is an independent nonprofit health professions university, conferring degrees in biomedical sciences, dental medicine, health sciences, medical sciences, nursing, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, podiatric medicine and veterinary medicine. WesternU is home to the Patient Care Center, where the best in collaborative health care services is offered. The Chronicle of Higher Education named WesternU a Great College to Work For in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.


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