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We found 126 dentists who accept Health Net PPO near Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

Dr. Leonard Stephen Vaughan, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26700 Towne Centre Drive; Suite 230
Foothill Ranch, CA
 

Dr. Leonard Vaughan specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Vaughan average 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vaughan takes. Dr. Vaughan's education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Degraff Memorial Hospital, Sisters of Charity Hospital, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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David R Cummings
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26302 La Paz Road; Suite 102
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. David Cummings' area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Cummings is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Chuck T Le
Specializes in General Dentistry
27702 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite A2
Ladera Ranch, CA
 

Dr. Chuck Le is a general dentist in Anaheim, CA and Ladera Ranch, CA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Dr. Eduard Balasanian, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26302 La Paz Road; Suite 102
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Eduard Balasanian practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Balasanian is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Shadi M Rad Jadali, MS
Specializes in General Dentistry
24000 Alicia Parkway; Suite 34
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Shadi Rad Jadali works as a general dentist in Mission Viejo, CA. Dr. Rad Jadali's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Nader K Salib
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26732 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite 531
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Nader Salib specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Mission Viejo, CA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Dentistry
24000 Alicia Parkway; Suite 32
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Richard O'Braitis practices dentistry. Dr. O'Braitis's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Braitis takes.

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Kevin Kwonki Lee
Specializes in Periodontics
22342 Avenida Empresa; Suite 285
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Lee works as a periodontist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Christine Huyen Chung
Specializes in General Dentistry
27702 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite A2
Ladera Ranch, CA
 

Dr. Christine Chung practices general dentistry in Laguna Woods, CA and Ladera Ranch, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Chung is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Jeffrey Marshall Caputo
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26302 La Paz Road; Suite 102
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Caputo works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Mission Viejo, CA. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital for his residency. Dr. Caputo's hospital/clinic affiliations include MemorialCare Health System and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
26071 Ramjit Court
Lake Forest, CA
 

Dr. Mary Farshidpour works as a general dentist in Lake Forest, CA. Dr. Farshidpour honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26302 La Paz Road; Suite 102
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Rex Moody's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
24991 Via Marfil
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Sima Nojomian is a general dentist in Mission Viejo, CA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nojomian takes.

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Howard M Nakamura, MS
Specializes in Orthodontics
21702 Plano Trabuco Road; Suite A
Trabuco Canyon, CA
 

Dr. Howard Nakamura is an orthodontist in Trabuco Canyon, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Nakamura a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Aria Irvani
Specializes in Dentistry
26700 Towne Centre Drive; 210
Foothill Ranch, CA
 

Dr. Aria Irvani's area of specialization is dentistry. Patient ratings for Dr. Irvani average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Irvani accepts.

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Robert Allen Milner
Specializes in Dentistry
27654 Santa Margarita Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Robert Milner is a dentist. The average patient rating for Dr. Milner is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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.