Lakewood, WA Gets its First Bright Now!® Dental Office

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New Office is the 22nd in Washington State

Bright Now! Dental

I have a holistic approach to dentistry and believe that patients’ general wellbeing is very important and that my ability to take care of a patient’s dental needs is a critical aspect of that. - Dr. Velupula

Smile Brands Inc., one of the nation’s leading providers of business support services to dental groups in the United States, today is announcing the grand opening of another affiliated Bright Now! Dental office. The new office – the first in Lakewood, Wash, -- is the 22nd affiliated dental office of Smile Brands in Washington state.

Located at 10321 Gravelly Lake Dr. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499, in Lakewood Town Center, this new Lakewood-area dental office provides families with a convenient, comfortable environment where they can receive the latest in comprehensive, quality dental care. Bright Now! Dental offers general dentistry, preventive care, children’s dentistry, and, in certain locations, specialty care services, including orthodontics (braces), oral surgery, periodontics, and endodontics. Bright Now! Dental offices in Washington accept all major insurance plans, including Delta, MetLife and Aetna.

To celebrate its grand opening, the new Lakewood dental office is offering dental discounts: $29 Cleaning, Exam, Digital x-Rays & Therapeutic Rinse1 and $100 off dental services2. Please visit our website for additional new patient dental offers in Washington. The opening of this office continues the growth and mission of Smile Brands and its affiliated dental groups: to provide “Smiles for Everyone”® by bringing quality, affordable dental care to local neighborhoods.

Bright Now! Dental’s Dr. Praveena Velupula, D.D.S., a graduate of the dental school at the University of Wales, will lead the clinical team in the new Bright Now! Dental office. Dr. Velupula has been practicing dentistry for 12 years and previously worked in England before moving to Washington, where she practiced in both Olympia and Tumwater.

“I do my best to make all my patients feel very comfortable while they are in my care,” says Dr. Velupula. “I have a holistic approach to dentistry and believe that patients’ general wellbeing is very important and that my ability to take care of a patient’s dental needs is a critical aspect of that.”

This new office is open Mondays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and one Saturday per month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Prospective patients can call the new Lakewood, Wash. Bright Now! Dental office at (253) 292-4041 or toll-free at 1-888-BRIGHT-NOW (1-888-274-4486), or visit us online to schedule a Lakewood dentist appointment.

About Smile Brands Inc.
Smile Brands Inc. is one of the largest providers of support services to dental groups in the United States. Smile Brands Inc. provides comprehensive business support services so dentists can spend more time caring for their patients and less time on the administrative, marketing and financial aspects of operating a dental practice. Smile Brands Inc. services support more than 1,300 dentists and hygienists practicing in 370 Bright Now!® Dental, Monarch Dental®, and Castle Dental® offices in 18 states.

Nearly three quarters of a million people a year take advantage of extended evening and weekend office hours, convenient locations, affordable prices, and flexible payment plans for quality, full-service dental care including general and cosmetic dentistry, and specialty services such as orthodontics at affiliated Smile Brands offices.

Based in Irvine, Calif., Smile Brands Inc. and its affiliated dental offices combined employ approximately 4,600 people nationwide. For more information, visit

1. Retail price $384. New adult cash patients only. Services rendered same day. Cleaning in absence of periodontal disease.

2. $100 off dental services when you spend $300 or more. Valid once per person. New patients only. Offer is not redeemable for cash or credit. Valid on non-covered services.
All offers are subject to change, cannot be combined, not valid for patients covered by Medicaid and expire 12/31/13.

Praveena Velupula, D.D.S.

Stirewalt, P.C.


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