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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
9301 Fircrest Lane; #2
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Alan Chun, who practices in San Ramon, CA, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Chun is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. Dr. Chun has received the following distinction: Specialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is professionally affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek.

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Douglas K. C. Wong
Specializes in Dentistry
7033 Village Parkway; Suite 202
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Wong works as a dentist in Dublin, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong has indicated that his clinical interests include dental implant surgery and invisalign. He is in-network for Health Net insurance.

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Clinical interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Invisalign

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1443 Cedarwood Avenue
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Ron Takahashi is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Eden Medical Center.

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Marta Baird
Specializes in Orthodontics
5924 Stoneridge Drive; Suite 203
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Marta Baird's specialty is orthodontics (braces). Clinical interests for Dr. Baird include invisalign. Dr. Baird takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Clinical interests: Invisalign

Specializes in General Dentistry
60 Fenton Street; Su. 3
Livermore, CA
 

Dr. John Lee specializes in general dentistry. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Jerry Anthony Sanchez
Specializes in General Dentistry
4466 Black Avenue; Suite D
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Jerry Sanchez's specialty is general dentistry. The average patient rating for Dr. Sanchez is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sanchez include dental implant surgery, teeth whitening, and invisalign.

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Clinical interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Invisalign, Teeth Whitening

Leida Paje Stine
Specializes in Dentistry
7950 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Leida Stine practices dentistry in Dublin, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Stine average 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include dental implant surgery. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Clinical interests: Dental Implant Surgery

Specializes in Orthodontics
1488 Cedarwood Lane; Suite A
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Gerald Lamberti's specialty is orthodontics (braces). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lamberti takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
1400 Santa Rita Road
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Walter Rosenkranz is a pediatric dentist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Harpreet K Saini
Specializes in General Dentistry
4430 Willow Road; Suite G
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Harpreet Saini practices general dentistry in Pleasanton, CA. Patients gave Dr. Saini an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Elise J Daggs-Marshall
Specializes in General Dentistry
5674 Stoneridge Drive; Suite 111
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Elise Daggs-Marshall is a general dentist. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Daggs-Marshall honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
4430 Willow Road; Suite J
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Steven Chew's specialty is general dentistry. On average, patients gave Dr. Chew a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Stephen Patrick Merritt
Specializes in General Dentistry
2324 Santa Rita Road; Suite 14
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Merritt specializes in general dentistry and practices in Pleasanton, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Merritt honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1171 Murrieta Boulevard; Suite 101
Livermore, CA
 

Dr. David Gibson is a general dentist. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Endodontics
1902 Buckeye Court
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Edward Bauer practices endodontics (root canal treatment) in Pleasanton, CA. Dr. Bauer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4101 Dublin Boulevard; Suite D
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Lee specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Lee accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.
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