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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 is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Vaughan attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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' area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Cummings is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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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 in Mission Viejo, CA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Balasanian's residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with 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's area of specialization is general dentistry. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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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's specialty is general dentistry. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rad Jadali takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salib honors.

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

Dr. Christine Chung's specialty is general dentistry. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Richard O'Braitis specializes in dentistry. He accepts 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. For his professional training, Dr. Caputo completed a residency program at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. Dr. Caputo takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Kevin Lee's area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
26071 Ramjit Court
Lake Forest, CA
 

Dr. Mary Farshidpour's specialty is general dentistry. Dr. Farshidpour takes 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 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 in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
24991 Via Marfil
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Sima Nojomian works as a general dentist in Mission Viejo, CA. Dr. Nojomian is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Endodontics
22982 El Toro Road; Suite 100
Lake Forest, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Szeto works as an endodontist in Lake Forest, CA. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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George Michael Guise Jr., MS
Specializes in Endodontics
27702 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite A2
Ladera Ranch, CA
 

Dr. George Guise specializes in endodontics (root canal treatment). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Guise takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
25571 Jeromino Road; Suite 11
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Mohammad Mohammadi-Araghi is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohammadi-Araghi takes.

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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.