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Dr. Lester Machado, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
501 Washington Street; Suite #710
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Lester Machado works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Machado's hospital/clinic affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Machado at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Machado is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. James Eckstein, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite 26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James Eckstein is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Eckstein attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Eckstein has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Specializes in General Dentistry
1829 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Philip McMahan's specialty is general dentistry. Dr. McMahan is rated highly by his patients. 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
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite 26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jason Gile's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Gile attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of tooth extractions, dental implant surgery, and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gile is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Gile (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tooth Extractions, Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Implant Surgery, Jaw Surgery

Edithann Jennings Jennings
Specializes in Periodontics
1806 Cable Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Edithann Graham specializes in periodontics (gum disease) and practices in San Diego, CA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Graham accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
420 Spruce Street; Suite A
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Mary O'Connor specializes in pediatric dentistry and practices in San Diego, CA. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite 26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Brian Oleksy practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. In addition to English, Dr. Oleksy speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Specializes in General Dentistry
2937 2nd Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Krasne works as a general dentist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Michelleana Inurriagagonzalez
Specializes in General Dentistry
3795 30th Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Eduardo Diaz specializes in general dentistry. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. 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
3780 El Cajon Boulevard; #1
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Thuyquyen Doan works as a dentist in San Diego, CA. 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
1333 Camino Del Rio S; #202
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Linda Verin's specialty is general dentistry. Dr. Verin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1442 University Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Mark Richey's area of specialization is general dentistry. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Richey accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Misako Hirota
Specializes in Dentistry
135 Civic Center Drive; Suite 102
National City, CA
 

Dr. Misako Hirota practices dentistry in National City, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Japanese. Her clinical interests include dental procedures. Dr. Hirota is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Dental Procedures

Andrew D Gamache
Specializes in General Dentistry
306 Walnut Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Gamache specializes in general dentistry and practices in San Diego, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Sean Evan Stephens
Specializes in Dentistry
3588 4th Avenue; Suite 300
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sean Stephens' specialty is dentistry. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Marcos Ortega III
Specializes in General Dentistry
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite 25
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Marcos Ortega's area of specialization is general dentistry. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ortega 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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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.
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