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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 surgery and dentistry specialist. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Daly honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He 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. For his residency, Dr. Daly trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Daly is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Soudabbeh Sharafi works as a pediatric dentist in San Diego, CA and Escondido, CA. Dr. Sharafi has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharafi completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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

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

Dr. Chieu Pham specializes in pediatric dentistry and practices in San Diego, CA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. Dr. Pham completed his residency training at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Pham speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Carlsbad, CA and Escondido, CA. His medical specialties are oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gold honors. Dr. Gold is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Gold welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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

Dr. Zenaida Elvira Cuisia practices pediatric dentistry in Carlsbad, CA and Chula Vista, CA. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. For her professional training, Dr. Cuisia completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. In addition to English, Dr. Cuisia (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Cuisia is 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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in San Diego, CA. He is a graduate of 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. Dr. Sidal takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Turkish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Sidal is open to new patients.

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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). In his practice, Dr. Sunstein focuses on dental procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Sunstein is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sunstein's 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 works as an endodontist. For her professional training, Dr. Cheikh completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Cheikh is especially interested in dental procedures. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheikh honors. Dr. Cheikh speaks Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Cheikh 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 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 General Dentistry
12395 El Camino Real; Suite 101
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Steven Jaksha's specialty is general dentistry. His clinical interests encompass dental procedures. Dr. Jaksha's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jaksha takes. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Jaksha 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. Dr. Cortadi honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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

Dr. Michael Tarighati works as a general dentist in Encinitas, CA. Dr. Tarighati is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 Endodontics
235 S Highway 101
Solana Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jay Monsef works as an endodontist. He honors 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
12686 Picrus Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Robert Miner's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes 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.