We found 452 dentists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Bell Gardens, CA.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
14343 Bellflower Boulevard
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Simona Arcan's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arcan takes. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Arcan attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Arcan (or staff) speaks Romanian, Spanish, and French.

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Dennis-Duke R Yamashita
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3521 W Beverly Boulevard
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Dennis-Duke Yamashita works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Patients gave Dr. Yamashita an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Fellow of the American College of Dentists and Fellow of the International College of Dentist. Dr. Yamashita is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Clinical interests: Jaw Surgery

Shiow Jiin Chao
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
99 My Teeth Dental Group; 471 Stonewood Street, Suite 471
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Shiow Jiin Jaw specializes in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Jaw is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University for residency.

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Farzan Frank Frank Laaly
Specializes in Dentistry
528 Amalia Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Frank Laaly's specialty is dentistry. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Hedieh Tavajohi-Kermani
Specializes in Orthodontics
14119 Pioneer Boulevard
Norwalk, CA
 

Dr. Hedi Kermani works as an orthodontist. The average patient rating for Dr. Kermani is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Dentistry
906 S Soto Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Pierre Amour's area of specialization is dentistry. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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David Rodney Telles
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry
10318 East Rosecrans Avenue
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. David Telles' areas of specialization are oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry; he sees patients in Irvine, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Bellflower, CA. Dr. Telles takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
7922 Rosecrans Avenue; Suite A
Paramount, CA
 

Dr. Ramon Cabrera is a general dentist in Paramount, CA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cabrera takes. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino.

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Specializes in Endodontics
220 E Beverly Boulevard
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Aeshna Mathur is an endodontist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mathur accepts.

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Behzad Hassanabadi Sr.
Specializes in Dentistry
10735 Lakewood Boulevard
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Behzad Abadi's specialty is dentistry. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Abadi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Asmath J Noor
Specializes in Orthodontics
11274 Firestone Boulevard
Norwalk, CA
 

Dr. Asmath Noor specializes in orthodontics (braces). She is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Noor accepts.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
10106 Alondra Boulevard; Suite B
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Hannah Toukatli specializes in general dentistry and practices in Bellflower, CA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1014 W Beverly Boulevard
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Dino Hernandez practices general dentistry. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Dentistry
8514 Paramount Boulevard
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Jayantilal Keshav works as a dentist in Downey, CA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Keshav takes.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
809 W Whittier Boulevard
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Peter Tran works as a general dentist in Montebello, CA. Dr. Tran accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Gilbert Joseph Barajas
Specializes in Periodontics
1712 W Beverly Boulevard; Suite 101
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Gilbert Barajas specializes in periodontics (gum disease) and practices in Montebello, CA and Anaheim, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Barajas average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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What is Dentistry?

A dentist provides oral (mouth) health care, ranging from routine cleanings all the way to oral surgery. Dentistry is about more than just teeth: dentists also care for a patient’s jaw, tongue, lips, and salivary glands; they even check for signs of disease in the head and neck.

A dentist has a number of jobs they perform to keep their patients healthy. They examine areas inside and around the mouth to look for unusual lumps or swelling that could indicate a problem, and they take biopsies if needed. They educate their patients not only about the daily care of their teeth and gums, but also about proper nutrition and not using tobacco. Of course, teeth are their main focus, and dentists know how to treat them right. A dentist can clean, repair, remove, replace, or reposition teeth in order to prevent and treat disease.

Some disorders of the mouth and teeth require special treatment and surgery. Although a general dentist can perform minor surgical procedures such as tooth extractions, when it comes to more specialized oral care, there are dentists who have chosen to focus their education and experience in certain areas. These subspecialties include:
  • Endodontics, the specialty that focuses on the pulp and nerves inside the tooth (endodontists often perform root canals)
  • Pediatric Dentistry, which is dental care specifically tailored towards children
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, which deals with surgery of the jaws and lower face; this can include everything from trauma after an accident to removal of wisdom teeth
  • Prosthodontics, the specialty of replacing missing teeth or bone within the mouth with prosthetics, or manufactured parts
  • Orthodontics, which involves aligning the teeth and shaping the jaw using braces

The health of the mouth can be a strong indicator of overall health. Dentists teach you how to take good care of your teeth, and they keep your mouth healthy and comfortable.