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We found 311 dentists who accept Blue Choice near Mission Viejo, CA.

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

Dr. Leonard Vaughan specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Vaughan average 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vaughan takes. Dr. Vaughan's education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Degraff Memorial Hospital, Sisters of Charity Hospital, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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

Dr. Lee Pham works as an oral surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. 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). In addition to English, Dr. Pham (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Dr. Trent Howard Westernoff, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
30190 Town Center Drive; Suite B
Laguna Niguel, CA
 

Dr. Trent Westernoff practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Westernoff is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Soheyla Marzvaan
Specializes in General Dentistry
600 Corporate Drive; Suite 220
Ladera Ranch, CA
 

Dr. Soheyla Marzvaan is an endodontist and general dentist. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marzvaan takes.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Treatments, Mouth Problems, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, Reconstructive Surgery

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

Dr. Arthur Johnson is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Johnson is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Johnson trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Johnson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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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. Dr. Cummings is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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

Dr. Chuck Le is a general dentist in Anaheim, CA and Ladera Ranch, CA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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

Dr. Hyun Kim's area of specialization is prosthodontics (tooth repair and replacement). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. 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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Kenneth R Girard
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
27800 Medical Center Road; Suite 238
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Girard's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Girard is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. 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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Balasanian is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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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 works as a general dentist in Mission Viejo, CA. Dr. Rad Jadali's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Endodontics
15825 Laguna Canyon Road
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Packer works as an endodontist in Irvine, CA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Daniel Fife's area of specialization is dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fife accepts.

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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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Mission Viejo, CA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Dr. Junil Ahn, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
27800 Medical Center Road; 238
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Junil Ahn's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Ahn is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahn takes.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
25422 Trabuco Road; Suite 104
Lake Forest, CA
 

Dr. Gary Jones' area of specialization is general dentistry. Dr. Jones is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.