NU Online News Service, Dec. 6, 5:25 p.m. – WellPoint Health Networks Inc., Thousand Oaks, Calif., says it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Golden West Dental & Vision, Camarillo, Calif., a privately held dental and vision company that was founded in 1975 and has about 293,000 members. Most of the members belong to dental health maintenance organizations.

WellPoint has 2.7 million dental plan members.