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We found 177 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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in San Diego, CA. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Chang is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He 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 a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Kuklok is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at National Naval Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Patient ratings for Dr. Kuklok average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He welcomes 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 works as a pediatric dentist in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Scoma takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at Schneider Children's Hospital. Dr. Scoma 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 physician who specializes in general dentistry. On average, patients gave Dr. Lee a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Lee 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 specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. Dr. Qaqish is a graduate of 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Cutri average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cutri takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Kaiyan Cheneweth specializes in general dentistry and practices in San Diego, CA. Dr. Cheneweth is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. She speaks Chinese. Her 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 specializes in periodontics (gum disease) and oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in San Diego, CA and Poway, CA. She is conversant in Persian. Dr. Mirkhan's areas of expertise include the following: periodontal (gum) disease and dental procedures. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Mirkhan's practice is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Hatt studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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

Dr. Katherine Lackner works as a general dentist in San Diego, CA. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lackner honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Jennifer Xa practices dentistry. She 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 General Dentistry
12307 Poway Road; Suite B
Poway, CA
 

Dr. Albert Soriano's specialty is general dentistry. He is in-network for 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 practices general dentistry in San Diego, CA. Dr. Chadkewicz is an in-network provider for 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 works as a general dentist. The average patient rating for Dr. Perez is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Perez honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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

Dr. Thomas Adams works as an orthodontist in San Diego, CA. 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.

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

Dr. S. Podstreleny is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He 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.