We found 178 dentists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 015 near Poway, CA.

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Dr. Andrew K Chang, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
9855 Erma Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Chang's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Chang attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Chang has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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Specializes in Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
9912 Carmel Mountain Road; Suite A
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kierian Kuklok is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Dr. Kuklok has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at National Naval Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Kuklok is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Anthony J Scoma
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
12036 Scipps Highlands Drive; Suite 100
San Diego, 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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Specializes in General Dentistry
13035 Pomerado Road; Suite B
Poway, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Lee is a Poway, CA physician who specializes in general dentistry. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Dr. Clement Sahhoom Qaqish, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
10672 Wexford Street; Suite 270
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Clement Qaqish's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Qaqish is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
9855 Erma Road; Suite 100
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Albert Cutri's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Cutri is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cutri takes.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
12396 World Trade Drive; Suite 209
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kaiyan Cheneweth's area of specialization is general dentistry. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Cheneweth's practice is open to new patients.

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Roya Nazila Mirkhan
Specializes in Periodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
15725 Pomerado Road; Suite #200
Poway, CA
 

Dr. Roya Mirkhan is a periodontist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon in San Diego, CA and Poway, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mirkhan include periodontal (gum) disease and dental procedures. Dr. Mirkhan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for her residency. Dr. Mirkhan speaks Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Dental Procedures, Periodontal Disease

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Specializes in Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
15725 Pomerado Road; Suite 205
Poway, CA
 

Dr. Holly Hatt practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. She studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Hatt's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hatt honors.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
9855 Erma Road; Suite 109
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Katherine Lackner specializes in general dentistry and practices in San Diego, CA. Dr. Lackner is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lackner honors.

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Specializes in Dentistry
9225 Mira Mesa Boulevard; Suite 103
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Xa's specialty is dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Xa takes.

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Thomas James Adams
Specializes in Orthodontics
9330 Carmel Mountain Road; Suite D
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Adams works as an orthodontist. Dr. Adams 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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Specializes in General Dentistry
12307 Poway Road; Suite B
Poway, CA
 

Dr. Albert Soriano works as a general dentist. Dr. Soriano accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
16466 Bernardo Center Drive; Suite 150
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Susan Vivien Chadkewicz works as a general dentist. Dr. Chadkewicz accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
9750 Miramar Road; Suite #160
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Fritzi Perez is a general dentist. Patient ratings for Dr. Perez average 4.0 stars out of 5. 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
15725 Pomerado Road; Suite 205
Poway, CA
 

Dr. S. Podstreleny's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Podstreleny honors.

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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.