ORANGE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Western Dental, a national leader in dental and orthodontic care, today announced the promotion of Jeffrey L. Miller to President and Chief Legal Officer.
Mr. Miller joined Western Dental in 2013 and, as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, has been an active participant and leader on the executive team while overseeing the legal, compliance, human resources, and public policy activities of the company. He is a valued partner with clinical, operational and business leaders in support of the company’s mission to provide high quality, accessible and affordable care.
Mr. Miller has been serving in leadership roles in healthcare organizations since 2005, when he joined DaVita Inc., an international leader in dialysis care, where he was Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In 2011, he joined Imaging Advantage, LLC, a leading radiology practice management company, as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to his work as a corporate counsel, he practiced at a global law firm headquartered in Los Angeles, where he represented and advised public and private companies, including mergers, acquisitions and strategic transactions for hospital systems, pharmaceutical companies and other healthcare-related organizations.
“We congratulate Jeff on his promotion to President and Chief Legal Officer,” said Daniel D. Crowley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Western Dental. “He is a natural leader and someone the team consistently looks to for insights, ideas, inspiration and counsel as we work together to build an enduring organization that provides vital access to affordable, high quality oral health services in the communities we serve.”
“Western Dental’s dedicated doctors and all who support them are engaged in a noble mission that has persisted since 1903,” said Mr. Miller. “It is an honor and a privilege to have a leadership role and an opportunity to help shape our destiny and provide critical access to oral healthcare in communities across the country.”
Mr. Miller has a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a Masters of Public Health, with a concentration in Health Finance and Management, from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University.
ABOUT WESTERN DENTAL
Western Dental (with its supported affiliates, including Brident Dental & Orthodontics, Access Dental, Blue Hills Dental, South Texas Dental and Vital Smiles) is one of the nation’s largest dental providers and is the leader in accessible, affordable oral healthcare, serving approximately 3 million patient visits annually in 321 affiliated offices throughout California, Texas, Arizona, Nevada and Alabama. In addition to general dentistry, Western Dental offers orthodontics, oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and endodontics in its offices, creating a convenient full service “Dental Home.”
In California, Western Dental is the leading provider of services to both adults and children in the Denti-Cal program – part of the Medi-Cal public insurance program that provides health care benefits for more than 13 million low-income individuals and families. Western Dental dentists will provide care to a half-million Denti-Cal beneficiaries in 2019, and Western Dental is committed to continuing to partner with the State to improve the program. In Texas, Western Dental is the leading provider of Medicaid services and recently entered into a first-of-its-kind agreement to participate in a value-based care and payment model under the state’s Medicaid program.
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 Western Dental or inquire about an office in your community, visit www.westerndental.com or call 1-800-6-DENTAL.