Western Dental and the SoCal Chapter of the NFL Alumni Provide Free Turkey Dinners

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Western Dental & Orthodontics, one of the nation’s leaders in accessible, affordable oral healthcare and the leading orthodontics provider in the country, has joined with the Southern California Chapter of NFL Alumni, Shelter 37, a nonprofit organization focused on providing assistance to at-risk youth, and Zoe Christian Fellowship for their Annual Turkey Giveaway for the second year.

Under the partnership, Western Dental will provide volunteers and all the trimmings to feed 500 families in need in Southern California. The NFL Alumni of Southern California and Shelter 37 will provide the turkeys. Zoe Christian Fellowship will handle the drive-thru distribution from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, November 20, at 10252 Mills Ave. in Whittier.

“COVID restrictions prohibited us from providing this service to the community last year,” said James Washington, President of the Southern California NFL Alumni. “We’re glad to be back and joining with Western Dental once again to support those in need this Thanksgiving.”

The National Football League Alumni is the oldest, most well-known retired player organization in professional sports. Membership includes retired players, coaches, front office executives, spouses and cheerleaders. The Association offers a variety of medical, financial, educational, and social programs to its members and their families.

Western Dental is a preferred dental provider for all of the Southern California Alumni Chapter’s members and provides dental services to NFL alumni players and their families, including orthodontics, dental implants, crowns and restorations, and pediatric dentistry. Western Dental also serves as a partner on the NFL Alumni’s Caring for Kids charity, which raises money and recruits volunteers for youth-related causes.

“The SoCal NFL Alumni is a valued Plan partner,” said Lynn Thompson, Vice President-Payor & Plan Strategic Relations for Western Dental. “We’re always proud to support the NFL Alumni’s philanthropic activities, including the annual Thanksgiving turkey giveaway.”

Western has provided full-service Dental HMO plans to employer groups, unions, associations, school districts, credit unions, and individuals for more than 30 years. Every plan provides access to Western Dental’s 240 California offices. Additionally, members can receive integrated coverage through EyeMax Vision, which was acquired by a Western Dental affiliate.


The company (with its supported affiliates, including Brident Dental & Orthodontics and Vital Smiles) is one of the nation’s leaders in accessible, affordable oral health care, serving approximately 3 million patient visits annually in 343 affiliated offices throughout California, Texas, Arizona, Alabama, and Nevada. In addition to general dentistry, the company’s offices provide orthodontics, oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and endodontics in its offices, creating a convenient, full-service “Dental Home.”

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 the company or inquire about an office in your community, visit www.westerndental.com or call 1-800-6-DENTAL.

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