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We found 92 dentists who accept Health Net PPO near Escondido, CA.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
709 Center Drive; Suite 101
San Marcos, CA
 

Dr. Kouros Izadi practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in San Marcos, CA. Dr. Izadi speaks Persian. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Kings County Hospital Center. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Soudabbeh Sharafi
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
2367 Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Soudabbeh Sharafi's area of specialization is pediatric dentistry. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. Dr. Sharafi accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. Dr. Sharafi's residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
400 Craven Road
San Marcos, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Kim sees patients in San Marcos, CA. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He takes Health Net, Health Net HMO, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
488 E Valley Parkway; Suite 105
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Evan Gold's specialties are oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Gold's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Gold is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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Specializes in Dentistry
210 S Broadway
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Stanley Schaeffer works as a dentist. Patients rated Dr. Schaeffer highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Health Net insurance.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1344 E Mission Road; Suite C
San Marcos, CA
 

Dr. Anna Durkin is a general dentist. The average patient rating for Dr. Durkin is 4.0 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 Dentistry
127 E 3rd Avenue; Suite 100
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Stella Patino specializes in dentistry. She 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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Tahir R Paul
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
625 W Citracado Parkway; Suite 208
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Tahir Paul specializes in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Paul is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
925 E Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite C
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Kwangrae Kim is a general dentist. The average patient rating for Dr. Kim is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim takes.

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Robert Joseph Malone
Specializes in Dentistry
910 East Ohio Avenue; #203
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Robert Malone's area of specialization is dentistry. Patient ratings for Dr. Malone average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1010 E Ohio Avenue
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Maria Afan's specialty is general dentistry. Dr. Afan has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1018 W El Norte Parkway
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Marlene Thompson works as a general dentist in Escondido, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Thompson a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Michelle M Scott
Specializes in Dentistry
1 Civic Center Drive; Suite 120
San Marcos, CA
 

Dr. Michelle Scott's specialty is dentistry. Patient ratings for Dr. Scott average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Scott 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
1 Civic Center Drive; San Marcos Civic Center, Suite 110
San Marcos, CA
 

Dr. Megan Dietz works as a dentist. Dr. Dietz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Bradford Guy Baker, MS
Specializes in Orthodontics
203 E 3rd Avenue
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Bradford Baker works as an orthodontist in Escondido, CA. He accepts Health Net insurance.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
910 E Grand Avenue
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Mark Martin specializes in general dentistry and practices in Escondido, CA. Dr. Martin has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martin honors.

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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.