We found 93 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Izadi's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Izadi takes. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kings County Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Izadi speaks Persian.

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Soudabbeh Sharafi
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
2367 Valley Parkway
Escondido, 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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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
400 Craven Road
San Marcos, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Kim is an oral surgeon in San Marcos, CA. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for Health Net, Health Net HMO, and Medicare insurance.

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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 practices in Carlsbad, CA and Escondido, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gold takes. Dr. Gold is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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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 practices dentistry. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Health Net insurance.

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

Dr. Anna Durkin's specialty is general dentistry. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes 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's specialty is dentistry. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Tahir R Paul
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
625 W Citracado Parkway; Suite 208
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Tahir Paul works as a pediatric dentist in Escondido, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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 is a general dentist. On average, patients gave Dr. Afan a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Kwangrae Kim's area of specialization is general dentistry. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors.

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

Dr. Michelle Scott specializes in dentistry. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Scott accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Robert Malone practices dentistry in Escondido, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Malone at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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

Dr. Bradford Baker specializes in orthodontics (braces) and practices in Escondido, CA. Dr. Baker takes Health Net insurance.

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

Dr. Marlene Thompson specializes in general dentistry. Patient ratings for Dr. Thompson average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thompson accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
910 E Grand Avenue
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Mark Martin's area of specialization is general dentistry. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Dentistry
755 E Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Kimberely McLachlan's specialty is dentistry. She is in-network for Health Net, Health Net HMO, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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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.