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We found 77 dentists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Cathedral City, CA.

Dr. Clark Owen Taylor, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
39935 Vista Del Sol; Suite 102
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Clark Taylor is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. After completing medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University, Dr. Taylor performed his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown and Carle Foundation Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. He is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Marc Peter Salomone
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1900 E Tahquitz Canyon Way; Suite A1
Palm Springs, CA
 

Dr. Marc Salomone practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Palm Springs, CA and Palm Desert, CA. Dr. Salomone's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Salomone is accepting new patients. He trained at Westchester Medical Center for residency.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
39935 Vista Del Sol; Suite 102
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Kreizenbeck practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Kreizenbeck completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Kreizenbeck is open to new patients.

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Robert Larry Bass
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1900 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA
 

Dr. Robert Bass works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Palm Desert, CA and Palm Springs, CA. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. For his residency, Dr. Bass trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Bass (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Bass is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Monroe R Sternlieb
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
69846 Highway 111; Suite A
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Monroe Sternlieb is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sternlieb completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sternlieb's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Todd Edward Sumner, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
39935 Vista Del Sol; Suite 102
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Todd Sumner is a physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Sumner's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sumner's office for an appointment.

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Milan John Jugan Jr.
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
39935 Vista Del Sol; Suite 100
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Milan Jugan is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Periodontics
73929 Larrea Street; Suite 2
Palm Desert, CA
 

Dr. Anne Nicholas specializes in periodontics (gum disease) and practices in Palm Desert, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Nicholas is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nicholas accepts.

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Peter M Scheer, MS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
39935 Vista Del Sol; Suite 100
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Peter Scheer is an oral surgeon in Rancho Mirage, CA. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Dentistry
36101 Bob Hope Drive; Suite B-4
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Peter Ljungbergh works as a dentist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
72210 Highway 111; Ste. E-1
Palm Desert, CA
 

Dr. Luis Moya specializes in general dentistry and practices in Palm Desert, CA. Dr. Moya honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Jeffrey R Schantz
Specializes in Orthodontics
73211 Fred Waring Drive; Suite 201
Palm Desert, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schantz specializes in orthodontics (braces). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
39935 Vista Del Sol; Suite 102
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Phillip Seim practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Rancho Mirage, CA. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
69420 Ramon Road
Cathedral City, CA
 

Dr. Dong Kim's specialty is general dentistry. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kim at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
73121 Fred Waring Drive; Suite 102
Palm Desert, CA
 

Dr. Gregg Balis is a general dentist in Palm Desert, CA. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Lawrence Morgan Moranda
Specializes in Orthodontics
73211 Fred Waring Drive; Suite 201
Palm Desert, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Moranda practices orthodontics (braces) in Palm Desert, CA. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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.