We found 282 dentists who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 020 near Harbor City, CA.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Donlevy is an oral surgeon in Hermosa Beach, CA and Los Angeles, CA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Donlevy attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tchon include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, Health Net, and more. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Tchon is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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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 an oral surgeon. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Methodist Health System's residency program. Patients gave Dr. Vahadi an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Vahadi is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Trent Westernoff is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Westernoff is a graduate of 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 highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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

Dr. David Smith works as an oral surgeon. He has indicated that his clinical interests include dental procedures. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. His practice is open to new patients. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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's specialty is orthodontics (braces). Patients gave Dr. Noguchi an average rating of 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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Angeli Perfecto Yagasaki
Specializes in General Dentistry
23601 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Angeli Yagasaki is a general dentist. 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 works as a general dentist in Torrance, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Chen average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen honors.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
25609 Narbonne Avenue
Lomita, CA
 

Dr. David Suh is a general dentist in Lomita, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Suh honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. He is in-network 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 General Dentistry
816 W Willow Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Ted Chan practices general dentistry in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Chan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Dentistry
2376 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Maria Vega specializes in dentistry. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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

Dr. Nicholas Jaksic works as a general dentist in San Pedro, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jaksic at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network 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 General Dentistry
1815 Via El Prado, Suite 400; Hollywood Riviera Village
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Mary Lukasik specializes in general dentistry and practices in Redondo Beach, CA. Dr. Lukasik's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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 specializes in pediatric dentistry and general dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gamble takes.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1426 Aviation Boulevard; Suite 101
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Ursula Parducho works as a general dentist in Redondo Beach, CA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parducho 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.