ORANGE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Western Dental & Orthodontics, one of the nation’s leaders in accessible, affordable, high-quality oral health care, today announced the appointment of Kathy Spengler as its Vice President, Revenue Cycle Management.
Spengler, who joined Western Dental on September 6, has nearly 20 years of experience in the dental profession.
During her dental career, Spengler has filled numerous roles, from dental assistant to office manager. She ultimately led all aspects of revenue cycle management for several companies, where her role included third-party collections, vendor management, patient billing, scheduling and help desk contact centers, insurance administration, credentialing, systems support, patient service, provider support and business analysis.
“Kathy is going to be a tremendous addition to the Western Dental management team,” said Daniel D. Crowley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Western Dental and its affiliate, Brident Dental & Orthodontics. “She brings a strong project management orientation to her work and is very detailed in her approach. Kathy is the perfect fit for this position.”
Western Dental has more than 160 California offices and is the leading provider of services to the Denti-Cal program, which provides health care benefits for more than 13 million low-income individuals and families in the state. Its dentists provided care to more than 500,000 Denti-Cal beneficiaries in 2015. Western Dental is committed to continuing to partner with the State to help improve the program.
“I’m extremely excited to be joining a dynamic organization like Western Dental that has become a national leader in affordable, accessible, high-quality care,” Spengler said. “I enjoy fast-paced environments and can’t wait to begin working in the terrific new culture that is being built at Western Dental.”
Before arriving at Western Dental, Spengler spent four years with North American Dental Group, a Dental Service Organization (DSO) that contracts with dental practices to provide critical business management and support, including non-clinical operations. She served as Director, Revenue Cycle & Patient Service Center, where she helped build central business teams and systems while leading multiple strategic projects.
A native of Akron, Ohio, Spengler previously worked 15 years in multiple positions with DentalOne Partners, one of the nation’s largest dental service management organizations. As Director, Revenue Cycle Services, she led multiple strategic revenue cycle projects, and was involved in planning, budgeting, tracking and weekly status as part of the executive team.
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Western Dental (with its affiliate Brident Dental & Orthodontics) is one of the nation’s largest dental providers and is the leader in accessible, affordable, high-quality oral health care, with over 2 million patient visits annually in more than 200 affiliated offices throughout California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas. Western Dental is the #1 provider of orthodontics services in California and Arizona, and last year expanded its network of orthodontists, oral surgeons, pedodontists, periodontists and endodontists to serve patient needs all within their local office. 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.