Driven by Patient Demand, Industry Leader Opens Second Dental Practice in Portland, Maine

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Aspen Dental brings more smiles to area with affordable, full-service denture and dental care.

Due to the overwhelming response from residents of the Portland area in its providing access to affordable denture and dental care to an underserved population, the nation's fastest-growing network of full-service dental and denture care offices is opening its second office in the Portland area in little more than a year.

Aspen Dental (http://www.aspendent.com) is scheduled to open its second area office on Thursday, October 4 at 171 Maine Mall Road in South Portland next to IHOP. Aspen's other area office is at Pine Tree Shopping Center in Portland. With the opening its South Portland office, Aspen will have four offices in Maine.

Aspen Dental provides a full range of denture and dental services, including hygiene, oral surgery, fillings, teeth whitening, and crown and bridge. Aspen, a leader in denture services, offers eight models of its leading comfidents® brand, custom-crafted full and partial dentures. To accentuate its denture offerings, the South Portland office, as do all Aspen Dental offices, will have its own denture laboratory. This ensures same-day turnaround for new dentures, denture repairs, relines or adjustments.

Aspen Dental's newest office also features state-of-the-art digital radiography services to better diagnose, serve and treat patients. In addition, Aspen Dental offers Vizilite Plus®, a high-tech screening exam that detects oral cancer at its earliest stage. As part of its grand opening, Aspen Dental is offering free new patient exams and x-rays, and up to $600 off selected denture styles.

Aspen Dental Management, Inc. President and CEO Robert Fontana said the need for a second Portland office, Aspen's 124th in 10 states, has been driven by the demand for high-quality, yet affordable dental and denture services. Aspen Dental locations offer access to quality care through convenient locations, extended hours, affordable fees and a variety of payment options. Aspen also works with all insurance providers.

"One in two Americans lack regular dental care for a variety of reasons, be they emotional, financial or functional," Fontana said. "Our success in Portland and throughout the state of Maine clearly demonstrates that we are meeting the needs of an underserved population, and we are grateful for those who live and work in the Portland area who have put their trust in us.

"The goal of our affiliated dentists is to exceed patient expectations by providing the highest levels of dental and denture care possible while meeting needs of those patients for less costly, less stressful and less time-consuming services," Fontana said.

The South Portland office will be open extended hours and features ample free parking. The office welcomes walk-in patients. To make an appointment, patients may call (207) 775-1551 or visit http://www.aspendent.com.

Aspen Dental practices are located in Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Arizona.

About Aspen Dental:
Aspen Dental provides access to high-quality, affordable denture and dental care through a full range of dental services, including general and cosmetic dentistry, hygiene, oral surgery, whitening, fillings, crowns and bridges. Aspen Dental specializes in fixed and removable prosthetic dentistry, offering a choice of eight proprietary styles of full and partial dentures through its comfidents® brand. There are more than 120 Aspen Dental offices throughout Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Arizona. Aspen strives to serve historically under-served members of the community by providing dental care to the 40 percent of the population with no regular dentist or pattern of dental visits. In 2006, Aspen dentists received more than 700,000 patient visits, including visits from about 100,000 new patients and 25,000 denture patients. In 2007, Aspen anticipates more than one million patient visits.    

Contact: Mark Frank
315-454-6000 ext. 244
http://www.aspendent.com

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