Indio Gets its First Bright Now!® Dental Office

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New Office is the 65th in Southern California

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Smile Brands Inc., one of the nation’s leading providers of business support services to dental groups in the United States, is today announcing the grand opening of the first Bright Now!® Dental office in Indio, California. The new office is the 65th affiliated dental office of Smile Brands in Southern California.

Located at 42250 Jackson St., Suite 102, in the Indio Town Center Plaza, this new office provides families with a welcoming environment near the heart of town where they can receive 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 accepts all major insurance plans, including Delta, MetLife and Aetna, and offers patients without insurance the opportunity to enroll in the ConfiDent Plan 2100 for California.

To celebrate its grand opening, the new Indio dental office is offering the following 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 California. The opening of the new Indio 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. Hala Shakir, D.D.S., is a graduate of the Dental School of Baghdad University. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Shakir is versed in general dentistry.

“I feel it’s important to treat every patient the same way I would treat a member of my family,” says Dr. Shakir. “Dentistry is all about having a passion for health and a drive to make every patient experience a positive one.”

The new Indio office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Prospective patients can call the new Indio, Calif. Bright Now! Dental office at (760) 238-4011 or toll-free at 1-888-BRIGHT-NOW (1-888-274-4486), or visit us online to schedule an Indio 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 nearly 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. Exam retail price $120 (ADA Code 150). Cleaning retail price $138 (ADA Code 1110). Digital X-ray retail price $180 (ADA Code 210). New adult cash patients only. Services rendered same day. ADA Code 1110 cleaning in absence of periodontal disease; otherwise patient will receive a debridement of visible teeth with coronal polishing (ADA Code 4999), oral hygiene instruction (ADA Code 1330) and periodontal consultation. Retail value $118. There may be future costs based on diagnosis. $29 includes $10 enrollment into ConfiDent® Plan 2100 for 3 months.

2. $100 off dental services when you purchase dental services with combined ARV (actual retail value) of $300 or more. Valid once per person. New patients only. Offer is not redeemable for cash or credit. Valid on non-covered services. Not valid on services for which reimbursement is limited due to deductibles, maximums, co-insurance, or other insurance restrictions.

All offers are subject to change, cannot be combined, not valid for patients covered by Medicaid and must be booked by 12/31/14.

Fratt Dental Corporation; Dennis R. Fratt D.D.S.


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