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We found 160 dentists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near La Jolla, CA.

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Dr. Robert Ferdowsmakan, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4765 Carmel Mountain Road; Suite 105
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Robert Ferdowsmakan's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He speaks Persian. Dr. Ferdowsmakan is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ferdowsmakan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ferdowsmakan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

David G Milder
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3737 Moraga Avenue; Suite B216
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. David Milder practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Truman Medical Centers. The average patient rating for Dr. Milder is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Milder honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Anthony J Scoma
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
875 Prospect Street; Suite 202
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Scoma works as a pediatric dentist in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Scoma takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at Schneider Children's Hospital. Dr. Scoma is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Sonny Aryan
Specializes in General Dentistry
4501 Mission Bay Drive; Suite 2e
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sonny Aryan practices general dentistry. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delta Dental. In addition to English, Dr. Aryan (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Persian, and Turkish. Dr. Aryan is open to new patients.

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Arshiya Sharafi
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4910 Directors Place; 301
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Arshiya Sharafi's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients rated Dr. Sharafi highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. His training includes a residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is conversant in Persian. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Sharafi's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Robert A Sunstein
Specializes in Orthodontics
7575 Eads Avenue; Suite 101
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Robert Sunstein's specialty is orthodontics (braces). In his practice, Dr. Sunstein focuses on dental procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Sunstein is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sunstein's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Dental Procedures

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Specializes in General Dentistry
5222 Balboa Avenue; 72
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Patterson specializes in general dentistry. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Richard Lee Sherman
Specializes in General Dentistry
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 720
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Richard Sherman's area of specialization is general dentistry. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sherman include dental procedures. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Sherman trained at Miami Valley Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sherman's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Dental Procedures, Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Michael Anthony Spilotro
Specializes in Periodontics
3805 Clairemont Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michael Spilotro's specialty is periodontics (gum disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Robert Anthony Rees
Specializes in General Dentistry
7761 Herschel Avenue
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Robert Rees' area of specialization is general dentistry. He 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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Specializes in Dentistry
3199 Evening Way; Unit A
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Michelle Majd practices dentistry in La Jolla, CA. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
3737 Moraga Avenue; Suite B109
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Gary Toppi practices pediatric dentistry in San Diego, CA. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Toppi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
4765 Carmel Mountain Road; Suite 205
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Mozhgan Andalibi-Abadan is a general dentist in San Diego, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Andalibi-Abadan is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes 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
4747 Orten Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Witcher's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. For his professional training, Dr. Witcher completed a residency program at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Abraham E Romanowsky
Specializes in Prosthodontics, General Dentistry
7817 Ivanhoe Avenue; Suite 305
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Abraham Romanowsky specializes in prosthodontics (tooth repair and replacement) and general dentistry and practices in La Jolla, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Romanowsky is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Dentistry
3737 Moraga Avenue; Suite B206
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Victor Israel works as a dentist in San Diego, CA. He honors 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.