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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 is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Ferdowsmakan is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Ferdowsmakan speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. He is accepting 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 in San Diego, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Milder honors. Before performing his residency at Truman Medical Centers, Dr. Milder attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is accepting 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 specializes in pediatric dentistry. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. Dr. Scoma's training includes a residency program at Schneider Children's Hospital. He 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's specialty is general dentistry. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delta Dental, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Aryan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Persian, and Turkish.

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

Dr. Arshiya Sharafi works as an oral surgeon. Dr. Sharafi's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Sharafi's training includes a residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Persian.

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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 area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). Patients rated Dr. Sunstein highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in dental procedures. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. Dr. Sunstein is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. New patients are welcome to contact his 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's area of specialization is general dentistry. Dr. Patterson 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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Richard Lee Sherman
Specializes in General Dentistry
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 720
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Richard Sherman practices general dentistry in La Jolla, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in dental procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Sherman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sherman is open to new patients. For his residency, Dr. Sherman trained at Miami Valley Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dental Procedures, Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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

Dr. Robert Rees works as a general dentist in La Jolla, CA. His average patient rating is 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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Specializes in Periodontics
3805 Clairemont Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michael Spilotro works as a periodontist in San Diego, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Spilotro is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Spilotro honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Mozhgan Andalibi-Abadan works as a general dentist in San Diego, CA. Dr. Andalibi-Abadan is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4747 Orten Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Witcher's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Witcher is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Witcher honors. He has an open panel. For his residency, Dr. Witcher trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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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 is an in-network provider for 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
2180 Garnet Avenue; Suite 1k
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Julie Boulos is a general dentist. 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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Specializes in Dentistry
3199 Evening Way; Unit A
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Michelle Majd works as a dentist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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

Dr. Gary Toppi's specialty is pediatric dentistry. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Toppi takes.

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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.