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We found 148 dentists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near San Pedro, CA.

Dr. Ramtin Vahadi, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
23415 Crenshaw Blvd. 1
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ramtin Vahadi's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Vahadi is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vahadi accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at Methodist Health System, Dr. Vahadi attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Angeli Perfecto Yagasaki
Specializes in General Dentistry
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
 

Dr. Angeli Yagasaki works as a general dentist. She 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
25609 Narbonne Avenue
Lomita, CA
 

Dr. David Suh specializes in general dentistry and practices in Lomita, CA. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Suh average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Suh honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
25617 Dodge Avenue
Harbor City, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Drollinger works as a general dentist in Harbor City, CA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Drollinger honors.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
816 W Willow Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Ted Chan is a general dentist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1360 West 6th Street; Suite 285
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Jaksic's specialty is general dentistry. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
823 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Arceli Diaz is a general dentist. The average patient rating for Dr. Diaz is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diaz takes.

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Specializes in Dentistry
1418 W 25th Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Marc Tully specializes in dentistry. Dr. Tully takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Glenn Owen Smith
Specializes in Dentistry
23332 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 101
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Glenn Smith works as a dentist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Smith at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delta Dental, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
2527 Santa Fe Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Grace Ignacio is a general dentist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Philip Minsuk Chang
Specializes in Dentistry
3640 Lomita Boulevard; 207
Torrance, CA
 

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

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Kayvon Javid
Specializes in Dentistry
1622 S Gaffey Street; Suite 102
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Kayvon Javid practices dentistry. Dr. Javid has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Darren Smolkin
Specializes in Endodontics
23520 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Darren Smolkin specializes in endodontics (root canal treatment). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Smolkin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
550 Deep Valley Drive; Suite 345
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
 

Dr. David Taylor specializes in pediatric dentistry. For his residency, Dr. Taylor trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Dentistry
851 W Pacific Coast Highway
Wilmington, CA
 

Dr. Donald Youh's specialty is dentistry. Dr. Youh accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Dentistry
1809 1/2 West Lomita Boulevard
Lomita, CA
 

Dr. Leo Jireh Abelita is a dentist in Lomita, CA. Dr. Abelita 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.