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 Lynn Thompson as Vice President of Plan and Payor Strategic Relations.
Thompson has worked for more than 20 years in the healthcare industry, with experience in leading development and management of national dental and vision networks to serve patients covered by individual, commercial, and government plans; payor-provider contracting; and overseeing strategic relationships and national dental and vision initiatives.
“Lynn brings tremendous talent, experience, and energy to this role,” said Daniel D. Crowley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Western Dental and its affiliate, Brident Dental & Orthodontics. “Lynn’s knowledge of dental networks and relationships with key government and corporate stakeholders will be a great asset as she leads this part of our business in its next stage of growth.”
“I’m excited to be part of the team bringing the Dental Home strategy to life at Western Dental,” Thompson said. “The company’s vision of making comprehensive, high quality dental service convenient and affordable, together with its extensive footprint, create an opportunity to offer unique dental solutions.”
Thompson joins Western Dental after serving as Director of Network Management at Premier Access/Avesis in Southern California and as Director of Provider Relations for Premier Access Insurance/Access Dental Plan, now part of Premier Access/Avesis.
Thompson also worked as a Director of Provider Relations at SafeGuard Dental and Vision Inc. in Aliso Viejo. She began her career as an Accounts Manager for Dentalxchange.com in Irvine.
Thompson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in English Literature and a minor in Speech communication at California State University, Long Beach.
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 240 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 2017 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.