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We found 207 dentists who accept Blue Advantage near Long Beach, CA.

Dr. David H Kim, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4448 E Village Road
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. David Kim is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Kim graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for his residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim accepts.

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Richard S Chung
Specializes in General Dentistry
5512 E Britton Drive; Suite 206
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Richard Chung specializes in general dentistry. Patient reviews placed Dr. Chung at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
123 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Tony Chi specializes in pediatric surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Chi is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chi takes.

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Specializes in Dentistry
906 E Anaheim Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Bich Le works as a dentist in Long Beach, CA. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and French.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4448 E Village Road
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Norman Pokras works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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

Dr. Ted Chan specializes in general dentistry and practices in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Chan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
5509 E Spring Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Willard Hankins' specialty is general dentistry. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 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 General Dentistry
3943 E Anaheim Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kamelia Mallak's area of specialization is general dentistry. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6226 E Spring Street; Suite 315
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Tim Silegy practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Silegy average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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Ana M Planells
Specializes in Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry
3320 Los Coyotes Diagonal; Suite 200
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Ana Planells is an orthodontist and pediatric dentist in Long Beach, CA. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Planells (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Planells is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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Kayvon Javid
Specializes in Dentistry
2104 Pch; #5
Lomita, CA
 

Dr. Kayvon Javid works as a dentist in Torrance, CA, San Pedro, CA, and Lomita, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Javid a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Stephen Earl Adams
Specializes in General Dentistry
1171 E Bixby Road
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Adams works as a general dentist. Patients rated Dr. Adams highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Jack Owen Williams Jr.
Specializes in Dentistry
3840 Woodruff Avenue; Suite 206
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jack Williams practices dentistry in Long Beach, CA. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Williams accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Joel F Brodsky, MS
Specializes in Orthodontics
5920 Del Amo Boulevard
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Joel Brodsky is an orthodontist in Lakewood, CA. He is especially interested in dentofacial orthopedics. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. Dr. Brodsky is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Clinical interests: Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Specializes in General Dentistry
4200 N. Lakewood Boulevard
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. David Goren's area of specialization is general dentistry. Patient ratings for Dr. Goren average 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goren takes.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
111 E Carson Street; Suite 10
Carson, CA
 

Dr. Michael Oh specializes in general dentistry and practices in Carson, CA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Oh is an in-network provider for 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.