We found 127 dentists who accept Health Net PPO near Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

Dr. Leonard Stephen Vaughan, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26730 Towne Centre Drive; Suite 105
Foothill Ranch, CA
 

Dr. Leonard Vaughan sees patients in Foothill Ranch, CA. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Vaughan's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Vaughan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Vaughan's professional 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' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Cummings's clinical interests: dental implant surgery, chin surgery, and jaw surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Jaw Problems, Dental Implant Surgery, Chin Surgery, Jaw Surgery

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

Dr. Nader Salib practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Salib is especially interested in dental implant surgery, chin surgery, and jaw surgery. 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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Clinical interests: Jaw Problems, Dental Implant Surgery, Chin Surgery, Jaw Surgery

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

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

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

Dr. Chuck Le's area of specialization is general dentistry. Patient reviews placed Dr. Le at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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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. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rad Jadali is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Robert Milner works as a dentist. He is especially interested in teeth whitening. Dr. Milner's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Milner takes.

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Clinical interests: Teeth Whitening

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

Dr. Jeffrey Caputo's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a special interest in jaw surgery. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Caputo 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 residency.

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Clinical interests: Jaw Problems, Jaw Surgery

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

Dr. Christine Chung practices general dentistry. Dr. Chung's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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John Alexander Aguilera
Specializes in General Dentistry
22195 El Paseo; Suite 260
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
 

Dr. John Aguilera is a general dentist in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. In his practice, Dr. Aguilera focuses on dental implant surgery, teeth whitening, and invisalign. Dr. Aguilera takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Invisalign, Teeth Whitening

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

Dr. Richard O'Braitis works as a dentist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
26071 Ramjit Court
Lake Forest, CA
 

Dr. Mary Farshidpour is a general dentist. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Rex Moody practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Newport Beach, CA and Mission Viejo, CA. He is professionally affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He 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
24991 Via Marfil
Mission Viejo, CA
 

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

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

Dr. Aria Irvani practices dentistry in Foothill Ranch, CA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Irvani's areas of expertise include the following: dental implant surgery, cleft lip and palate repair, and teeth whitening. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Teeth Whitening, Dental Implant Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Invisalign, Da Vinci Surgery

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

Dr. Kevin Lee's specialty is periodontics (gum disease). Dr. Lee 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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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.
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