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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1072 Aviation Boulevard
Hermosa Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Donlevy is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Donlevy is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Donlevy welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program.

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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 surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Tchon is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, Health Net, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Tchon is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of New York-Presbyterian Hospital's residency program. He is conversant in Korean.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

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

Dr. Ramtin Vahadi is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Thousand Oaks, CA and Torrance, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Vahadi completed his residency training at Methodist Health System. Dr. Vahadi has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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. Dr. Westernoff is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Westernoff attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Westernoff is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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

Dr. David Smith works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include dental procedures. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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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 works as an orthodontist. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Angeli Yagasaki's area of specialization is general dentistry. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Peter Chen is a general dentist. Patient ratings for Dr. Chen average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
25609 Narbonne Avenue
Lomita, CA
 

Dr. David Suh practices general dentistry in Lomita, CA. Dr. Suh is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
25617 Dodge Avenue
Harbor City, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Drollinger works as a general dentist in Harbor City, CA. Dr. Drollinger accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
816 W Willow Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Ted Chan is a general dentist. He 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 Dentistry
2376 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Maria Vega's area of specialization is dentistry. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1360 West 6th Street; Suite 285
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Jaksic practices general dentistry in San Pedro, CA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jaksic accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1815 Via El Prado, Suite 400; Hollywood Riviera Village
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Mary Lukasik is a general dentist. Dr. Lukasik's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3475 Torrance Boulevard; Suite H
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Paul Grin practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Torrance, CA. Dr. Grin's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry, General Dentistry
1706 S. Elena Avenue; Suite C
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Gamble's areas of specialization are pediatric dentistry and general dentistry. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.