Friends of Family opens new dental clinic in LH
By Taylor Engle
La Habra Journal
Friends of Family Health Center celebrated the grand opening of the new dental clinic on July 15. There were appetizers, wine tasting, a ribbon cutting ceremony, and an informative tour of the facilities.
Executive Director of the La Habra Community Collaborative Sandi Baltes organized the event at the request of Friends of Family Health Center founder and chairman Albert Barnett, M.D.
Councilman Jim Gomez and President of the La Habra Chamber of Commerce Mark Sturdevant were in attendance to cut the ribbon and recognize the health center for their hard work and dedication to the community.
“We are so excited to be able to serve more people of the La Habra community,” said Friends of Family CEO Bahram Bahremand. “I thank the board members of the center for making this possible. We are just trying to do a good thing for the city and its residents.”
The Friends of Family Health Center is a nonprofit organization that has been providing La Habra residents with high-quality affordable healthcare regardless of insurance. Prior to the grand opening, the dental clinic only offered pediatric services. It will now provide dental care to both children and adults.
The clinic has expanded from being a three dentist practice to four.
“The new office is great; renovations have been made and we have more space,” said Dr. Susan Wang, who has been a dentist at the clinic for six years.
Immediately following the ribbon cutting, guests were given a tour of the new clinic by the dentists and managing staff. The staff wanted to make sure the guests were shown around the office and made aware of the different services they have to provide.