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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1812 Artesia Boulevard
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Donlevy specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Redondo Beach, CA, Hermosa Beach, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Donlevy at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Donlevy completed a residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3661 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 100
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Tchon is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Tchon is conversant in Korean. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tchon include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Tchon's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, Health Net, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

Robert K Mondavi
Specializes in General Dentistry
17311 Yukon Avenue
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Robert Mondavi specializes in general dentistry. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mondavi honors.

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Dr. Ramtin Vahadi, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
23415 Crenshaw Blvd. 1
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ramtin Vahadi's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Vahadi is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Methodist Health System.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1706 S. Elena Avenue A
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Trent Westernoff is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Laguna Niguel, CA and Redondo Beach, CA. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Westernoff is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3661 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 100
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. David Smith's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Smith attended Weill Cornell Medical College and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His clinical interests include dental procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Smith is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dental Procedures, Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Shinichi Shinichi Noguchi
Specializes in Orthodontics
4201 Torrance Boulevard; #430
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Brian Noguchi's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Noguchi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Christie Rachelle Burnett-Sison
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
8540 S Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 710
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Christie Burnett's specialty is pediatric dentistry. Dr. Burnett has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She 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 Dentistry
14011 S Van Ness Avenue
Gardena, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Azizi's area of specialization is dentistry. Dr. Azizi is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Angeli Perfecto Yagasaki
Specializes in General Dentistry
23601 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Angeli Yagasaki's specialty is general dentistry. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
4201 Torrance Boulevard; #490
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Peter Chen specializes in general dentistry and practices in Torrance, CA. Dr. Chen has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He 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
3929 W Rosecrans Avenue
Hawthorne, CA
 

Dr. Luke Malek's specialty is dentistry. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 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
8540 S Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Rosenberg specializes in dentistry and practices in Los Angeles, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenberg takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Kiyomi Yamazaki
Specializes in General Dentistry
1143 W Gardena Boulevard
Gardena, CA
 

Dr. Kiyomi Yamazaki works as a general dentist in Gardena, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Yamazaki is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yamazaki honors.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
15725 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Lawndale, CA
 

Dr. Minh Do specializes in general dentistry. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Dentistry
2376 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Maria Vega specializes in dentistry and practices in Torrance, CA. Dr. Vega honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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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.