Plans and Providers
This program is administered
by the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board (MRMIB).
Call toll-free: 1-800-805-8000
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Customer Service Staff Speaks English and Spanish
No Cost Interpreter Services Available for Other Languages
Why choose the Western Dental Plan?
For over 50 years, Western Dental has offered quality dental care to people throughout California. We are proud to offer the convenience of extended hours on weekdays (most offices open until 8 p.m.) and weekends. At our Western Dental Centers, you will be treated by friendly, bi-lingual staff who are eager to assist you. Western Dental offers the choice of any one of our company-owned and operated Western Dental Offices or an independently contracted general dentist conveniently located near you. With our extensive Healthy Families Program Network, we know you will find a dentist who meets all of your dental needs.
How the Western Dental Plan works
After selecting Western Dental, you must choose a primary care dentist for each child from Western Dental’s Provider List. All Western Dental Offices are equipped to treat small children. To assist you in choosing a dentist who meets your needs, we have included the language capabilities of the office staff and the days and hours of operation. The relationship between patient and dentist is an important one - if you need to change dentists you may do so monthly by calling us at 1-800-805-8000.
After selecting a dentist, you should make an initial appointment to determine your child’s dental needs. Your child must be seen within 3 weeks from the date you call to schedule the appointment. In the event of an emergency, you will be seen immediately. Any required follow-ups must be scheduled within 3 weeks. If your child needs to see a specialist, your dentist will work with Western Dental to ensure that you get the appropriate referral within one week of the request.
Western Dental provides emergency care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If your dentist is not available when an emergency occurs or if you are outside of our Service Area, call Western Dental at 1-800-522-0056 for instructions.
How to Choose
Write Western Dental in the space provided on the form.