We found 129 dentists who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 003 near Rancho Santa Fe, CA.

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Dr. Brian William Daly, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Dentistry
4403 Manchester Avenue; Suite 101
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Brian Daly is a plastic surgeon and dentist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Daly include cosmetic surgery. Dr. Daly is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Daly attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. The average patient rating for Dr. Daly is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cosmetic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery

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Specializes in Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
9912a Carmel Mountain Road
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

Soudabbeh Sharafi
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
12750 Carmel Country Road; Suite 215
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Soudabbeh Sharafi is a pediatric dentist in San Diego, CA and Escondido, CA. She is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. For her professional training, Dr. Sharafi completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Sharafi has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3257 Camino De Los Coches; Suite 200
Carlsbad, CA
 

Dr. Evan Gold's areas of specialization are oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery; he sees patients in Carlsbad, CA and Escondido, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Gold attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gold is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Chris L Pham
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
12395 El Camino Real; #218
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Chieu Pham is a pediatric dentist in San Diego, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Pham completed his residency training at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pham is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
3257 Camino De Los Coches; Suite 304
Carlsbad, CA
 

Dr. Zenaida Elvira Cuisia is a pediatric dentist. In addition to English, Dr. Cuisia (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Cuisia accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Dr. Tarkan Sidal, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
12395 El Camino Real; Suite 304
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tarkan Sidal specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Green Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sidal's office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He speaks Turkish.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Robert A Sunstein
Specializes in Orthodontics
12395 El Camino Real; Suite 309
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Robert Sunstein's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). Patients rated Dr. Sunstein highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in dental procedures. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. Dr. Sunstein is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Dental Procedures

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Specializes in Endodontics
320 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 201
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Behnaz Cheikh practices endodontics (root canal treatment) in Encinitas, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Cheikh include dental procedures. Patients gave Dr. Cheikh an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. Dr. Cheikh trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for her residency. She is conversant in Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dental Procedures

Roya Nazila Mirkhan
Specializes in Periodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
12395 El Camino Real; Suite 314
San Diego, 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 General Dentistry
12395 El Camino Real; Suite 101
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Steven Jaksha practices general dentistry in San Diego, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Jaksha include dental procedures. Dr. Jaksha is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Jaksha welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dental Procedures

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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Claudia Beatriz Cortadi
Specializes in Dentistry
130 S Solana Hills Drive
Solana Beach, CA
 

Dr. Claudia Cortadi is a dentist in Solana Beach, CA. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
700 Garden View Court; Suite 200
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Michael Tarighati works as a general dentist. Dr. Tarighati is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Endodontics
235 S Highway 101
Solana Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jay Monsef practices endodontics (root canal treatment) in Solana Beach, CA. Dr. Monsef honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
12686 Picrus Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Robert Miner specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Miner accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as 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.