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We found 365 dentists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Laguna Woods, CA.

Dr. Lee Duong Pham, MS, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
58 Tesoro
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Lee Pham is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pham (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Dr. Leonard Stephen Vaughan, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26700 Towne Centre Drive; Suite 230
Foothill Ranch, CA
 

Dr. Leonard Vaughan works as an oral surgeon in Foothill Ranch, CA. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). The average patient rating for Dr. Vaughan is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vaughan takes. He is professionally affiliated with Degraff Memorial Hospital, Sisters of Charity Hospital, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
16300 Sand Canyon Avenue; Suite #711
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Charles Hasse works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Irvine, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hasse is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
28202 Cabot Road; Suite 420
Laguna Niguel, CA
 

Dr. Arthur Johnson practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Johnson's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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David R Cummings
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26302 La Paz Road; Suite 102
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. David Cummings' area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cummings takes. His training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
4950 Barranca Parkway; Suite 206
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Elaine Kim is a general dentist. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
4980 Barranca Parkway; Suite 190
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Blair Ota practices oral and maxillofacial pathology. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ota is 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4950 Barranca Parkway; Suite 202
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Hsu is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hsu attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Hsu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish.

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Kenneth R Girard
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
27800 Medical Center Road; Suite 238
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Girard's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Girard honors. He is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Dr. Eduard Balasanian, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26302 La Paz Road; Suite 102
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Eduard Balasanian is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Balasanian is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency.

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Specializes in Prosthodontics
25982 Pala; Suite 200
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Hyun Kim's specialty is prosthodontics (tooth repair and replacement). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim accepts.

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Shadi M Rad Jadali, MS
Specializes in General Dentistry
24000 Alicia Parkway; Suite 34
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Shadi Rad Jadali's specialty is general dentistry. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Chuck T Le
Specializes in General Dentistry
27702 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite A2
Ladera Ranch, CA
 

Dr. Chuck Le works as a general dentist. The average patient rating for Dr. Le is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Dentistry
26932 Oso Parkway; Suite 240
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Fife specializes in dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fife takes.

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Nader K Salib
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26732 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite 531
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Nader Salib practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Endodontics
15825 Laguna Canyon Road
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Packer practices endodontics (root canal treatment) in Irvine, CA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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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.