We found 96 dentists who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Del Mar, CA.

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Dr. Robert Ferdowsmakan, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4765 Carmel Mountain Road; Suite 105
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Robert Ferdowsmakan specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in San Diego, CA. Dr. Ferdowsmakan attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Ferdowsmakan speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Brian William Daly, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Dentistry
4403 Manchester Avenue; Suite 101
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Brian Daly's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and dentistry; he sees patients in Encinitas, CA and San Diego, CA. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Daly focuses on cosmetic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Daly graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cosmetic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery

Adel Rasmy Tawfilis
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
12264 El Camino Real; Suite 111
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Adel Tawfilis' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He completed his residency training at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: tooth extractions, sleep disorders, and dental implant surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Tawfilis at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tawfilis (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Tawfilis's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Dental Implant Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Jaw Surgery, Tooth Extractions, ... (Read more)

Soudabbeh Sharafi
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
12750 Carmel Country Road, Suite 215; Suite #215
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Soudabbeh Sharafi practices pediatric dentistry. Her residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharafi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Chris L Pham
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
12395 El Camino Real; #218
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Chieu Pham specializes in pediatric dentistry and practices in San Diego, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Pham average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pham honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for his residency. He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Pham welcomes new patients.

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Arshiya Sharafi
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4125 Sorrento Valley Boulevard; Suite D
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Arshiya Sharafi is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in San Diego, CA. Patients rated Dr. Sharafi highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. For his professional training, Dr. Sharafi completed a residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is conversant in Persian.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Tarkan Sidal, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
12395 El Camino Real; Suite 304
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tarkan Sidal is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Dr. Sidal is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He speaks Turkish. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Green Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Robert A Sunstein
Specializes in Orthodontics
12395 El Camino Real; Suite 309
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Robert Sunstein works as an orthodontist. Dr. Sunstein has a special interest in dental procedures. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Patient ratings for Dr. Sunstein average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sunstein is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dental Procedures

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Specializes in Endodontics
320 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 201
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Behnaz Cheikh specializes in endodontics (root canal treatment). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. In Dr. Cheikh's practice, she is particularly interested in dental procedures. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Cheikh trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for her residency. Dr. Cheikh speaks Persian.

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Clinical interests: Dental Procedures

Roya Nazila Mirkhan
Specializes in Periodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
12395 El Camino Real; Suite 314
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Roya Mirkhan's areas of specialization are periodontics (gum disease) and oral and maxillofacial surgery; she sees patients in San Diego, CA and Poway, CA. For her professional training, Dr. Mirkhan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Mirkhan has a special interest in periodontal (gum) disease and dental procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mirkhan takes. She is conversant in Persian. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mirkhan's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Dental Procedures, Periodontal Disease

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Specializes in General Dentistry
12395 El Camino Real; Suite 101
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Steven Jaksha is a general dentist in San Diego, CA. Dr. Jaksha speaks French. Clinical interests for Dr. Jaksha include dental procedures. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jaksha is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dental Procedures

Richard Lee Sherman
Specializes in General Dentistry
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 720
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Richard Sherman's specialty is general dentistry. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sherman include dental procedures. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sherman's residency was performed at Miami Valley Hospital. Dr. Sherman is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dental Procedures, Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Claudia Beatriz Cortadi
Specializes in Dentistry
130 S Solana Hills Drive
Solana Beach, CA
 

Dr. Claudia Cortadi specializes in dentistry and practices in Solana Beach, CA. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Endodontics
235 S Highway 101
Solana Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jay Monsef's area of specialization is endodontics (root canal treatment). Dr. Monsef 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 Endodontics
12264 El Camino Real; Suite 206
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Korbar specializes in endodontics (root canal treatment) and practices in San Diego, CA. Dr. Korbar has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Korbar's patients. Dr. Korbar 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
781 Academy Drive
Solana Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Amberg is a general dentist. Dr. Amberg is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, 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.