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We found 128 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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and dentistry; he sees patients in Encinitas, CA and San Diego, CA. Dr. Daly's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. 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. Dr. Daly speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Daly is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Breast Reduction, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kierian Kuklok's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients gave Dr. Kuklok an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Kuklok attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kuklok trained at National Naval Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric dentistry. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. Dr. Sharafi accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. Dr. Sharafi's residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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 specialties are oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Gold's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Gold is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric dentistry. He is rated highly by his patients. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Pham honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pham's office for an appointment. For his professional training, Dr. Pham completed a residency program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese.

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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 Carlsbad, CA and Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Cuisia's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Cuisia (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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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's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Sidal is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Sidal 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 specialty is orthodontics (braces). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sunstein's clinical interests encompass dental procedures. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He has an open panel.

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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). She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She has a special interest in dental procedures. Dr. Cheikh takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for her residency. Dr. Cheikh speaks Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Her practice 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 practices periodontics (gum disease) and oral and maxillofacial surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Mirkhan speaks Persian. Her clinical interests encompass periodontal (gum) disease and dental procedures. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. For her professional training, Dr. Mirkhan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 General Dentistry
12395 El Camino Real; Suite 101
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Steven Jaksha specializes in general dentistry and practices in San Diego, CA. His clinical interests include dental procedures. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Jaksha honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Jaksha speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dental Procedures

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

Dr. Claudia Cortadi's area of specialization is dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cortadi takes.

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

Dr. Robert Miner works as an oral surgeon in San Diego, CA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miner accepts.

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

Dr. Michael Tarighati is a general dentist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
380 Stevens Avenue; Suite 215
Solana Beach, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Witcher's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Witcher honors. For his residency, Dr. Witcher trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Witcher has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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

Dr. Thomas Adams specializes in orthodontics (braces). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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.