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Summit Dental Center in Texas Joins Western Dental and Brident

October 4, 2021 GMT


Brident Dental & Orthodontics, an affiliate of Western Dental, one of the nation’s leaders in accessible, affordable oral healthcare and the leading orthodontics provider in the country, announced today Summit Dental Center and its seven offices in Texas are the latest practices to join the Western Dental/Brident family.

This affiliation brings Brident’s total number of offices in Houston to 24 and to 80 in Texas. Altogether, the Western Dental/Brident family of practices has 343 offices.

“These excellent family dentistry offices are a terrific addition to our presence in the growing Houston community,” said Soumava Sen, DDS, President of Soumava Sen, D.D.S., P.C. (“Brident Dental”). “We are very pleased to welcome the patients, doctors and staff of Summit Dental Center to our Dental Home.”

Summit Dental Center was founded 23 years ago by Dr. Essa Kawaja and Dr. William Gomez, who grew the dental group to include general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, endodontics, periodontics and oral surgery.


“Dr. Gomez and I are delighted that our practices are joining the Western Dental/Brident family,” said Dr. Kawaja. “Our offices have much in common, providing families from all walks of life convenient access to comprehensive services, making Western Dental/Brident an ideal affiliation partner.”

In addition to accepting uninsured and privately insured patients, Brident Dental welcomes patients covered by Medicaid and CHIP at these new locations and all of its Texas offices.

Patrick Valentz, Owner of Xite Healthcare Real Estate and Practice Sales and Angela Fox acted as exclusive advisors to Summit Dental Center in the transaction.

As Western Dental/Brident continues to expand, individual and group dental practices interested in affiliation opportunities should contact Jennifer Mallon, Vice President-Business Development, at

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit



Brident Dental & Orthodontics, with 80 offices throughout Texas (including South Texas Dental and Summit Dental Center), is an affiliate of Western Dental, one of the nation’s largest dental providers and the leader in accessible, affordable oral healthcare, serving approximately 3 million patient visits annually in 343 affiliated offices throughout California, Texas, Arizona, Nevada and Alabama. In addition to general dentistry, Brident offers pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, oral surgery, periodontics and endodontics in its offices, creating a convenient full service “Dental Home.” All of Brident’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. For more information, please visit

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