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We found 115 dentists who accept Blue Advantage near Dana Point, CA.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
30190 Town Center Drive; Suite B
Laguna Niguel, CA
 

Dr. Trent Westernoff is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Westernoff completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Westernoff is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
653 Camino De Los Mares; Suite 104
San Clemente, CA
 

Dr. David Hinrichs' specialty is general dentistry. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Dentistry
224 W Avenida Valencia
San Clemente, CA
 

Dr. Richard Phillips is a dentist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
32341 Camino Capistrano; Suite H
San Juan Capistrano, CA
 

Dr. Mark Sayed works as an orthodontist in San Juan Capistrano, CA. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Dentistry
675 Camino De Los Mares; Suite 304
San Clemente, CA
 

Dr. Liwen Cheng is a dentist in San Clemente, CA. Dr. Cheng 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
32515 Golden Lantern Street; Suite D
Dana Point, CA
 

Dr. Hossein Ebrahim specializes in general dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ebrahim takes.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
31655 Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA
 

Dr. Adam Vaghari works as a general dentist. He is an in-network provider 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 Dentistry
1278 Glenneyre Street; Suite 50
Laguna Beach, CA
 

Dr. Helen Ford specializes in dentistry. Dr. Ford 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
24921 Dana Point Harbor Drive; Ste B-120
Dana Point, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Briney's area of specialization is dentistry. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Briney 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 General Dentistry
920 Glennerye; Suite N
Laguna Beach, CA
 

Dr. Carlyle Cornell practices general dentistry in Laguna Beach, CA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Scott Gregory Lamming
Specializes in General Dentistry
31876 Del Obispo Street; Suite 9
San Juan Capistrano, CA
 

Dr. Scott Lamming works as a general dentist in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lamming at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lamming accepts.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
390 Camino De Estrella
San Clemente, CA
 

Dr. Arash Asil specializes in general dentistry and practices in San Clemente, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Asil accepts.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
330 Park Avenue; Suite #8
Laguna Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jalil Babagoli's specialty is general dentistry. On average, patients gave Dr. Babagoli a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Alice P Moran
Specializes in Periodontics
1001 Avenida Pico; Suite K
San Clemente, CA
 

Dr. Alice Moran works as a periodontist. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Moran honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Taylor M Olsen
Specializes in Orthodontics
31920 Del Obispo Street; Suite 265
San Juan Capistrano, CA
 

Dr. Taylor Olsen's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). Dr. Olsen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Hemant V Patel
Specializes in General Dentistry
24655 La Plaza; Suite E
Dana Point, CA
 

Dr. Hemant Patel works as a general dentist. Dr. Patel is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes.

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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.