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We found 438 dentists who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near Gardena, CA.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Donlevy's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Donlevy attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Ramtin Vahadi is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Vahadi is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vahadi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Methodist Health System. Dr. Vahadi is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Samuel Tchon is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in Torrance, CA. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of New York-Presbyterian Hospital's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Tchon include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. Dr. Tchon is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Tchon's 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 and practices in Torrance, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Mondavi a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Trent Howard Westernoff, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1706 S. Elena Avenue A
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Trent Westernoff specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Laguna Niguel, CA and Redondo Beach, CA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Westernoff studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Westernoff trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Brian Noguchi specializes in orthodontics (braces). Dr. Noguchi's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Dentistry
14011 S Van Ness Avenue
Gardena, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Azizi practices dentistry in Gardena, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Azizi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Christie Burnett specializes in pediatric dentistry and practices in Los Angeles, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Burnett is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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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Angeli Perfecto Yagasaki
Specializes in General Dentistry
23601 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Angeli Yagasaki specializes in general dentistry and practices in Torrance, CA and Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yagasaki accepts.

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

Dr. Peter Chen practices general dentistry in Torrance, CA. Patients rated Dr. Chen highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3475 Torrance Boulevard; Suite H
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Paul Grin practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Grin average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Dentistry
8540 S Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Rosenberg works as a dentist. On average, patients gave Dr. Rosenberg a rating of 3.5 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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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 takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Specializes in Dentistry
3929 W Rosecrans Avenue
Hawthorne, CA
 

Dr. Luke Malek works as a dentist in Hawthorne, CA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Minh Do is a general dentist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Dentistry
2376 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Maria Vega practices dentistry. She accepts 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.