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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 works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Thousand Oaks, CA and Torrance, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Methodist Health System. Dr. Vahadi's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vahadi takes. Dr. Vahadi is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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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. The average patient rating for Dr. Drollinger is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Drollinger is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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David C Suh
Specializes in General Dentistry
25609 Narbonne Avenue
Lomita, CA
 

Dr. David Suh is a general dentist in Lomita, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Suh is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Suh takes. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Angeli Yagasaki's area of specialization is general dentistry. Dr. Yagasaki accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Nicholas Jaksic specializes in general dentistry and practices in San Pedro, CA. Patients rated Dr. Jaksic highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network 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 General Dentistry
816 W Willow Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Ted Chan specializes in general dentistry and practices in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Chan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
823 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Arceli Diaz specializes in general dentistry and practices in Long Beach, CA. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Marc Tully's specialty is dentistry. Dr. Tully is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

Dr. Kayvon Javid's area of specialization is dentistry. Patients gave Dr. Javid an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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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Darren Smolkin
Specializes in Endodontics
23520 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Darren Smolkin's area of specialization is endodontics (root canal treatment). Dr. Smolkin's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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

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

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Russell F Coser
Specializes in General Dentistry
56 Eastfield Drive
Rolling Hills, CA
 

Dr. Russell Coser's specialty is general dentistry. Dr. Coser's average patient rating is 4.0 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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Specializes in General Dentistry
2527 Santa Fe Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Grace Ignacio is a general dentist. She 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 Dentistry
851 W Pacific Coast Highway
Wilmington, CA
 

Dr. Donald Youh's area of specialization is dentistry. Dr. Youh accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Philip Chang practices dentistry in Torrance, CA. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Dentistry
946 N Western Avenue
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Arthur Kaiser practices dentistry in San Pedro, CA. Dr. Kaiser's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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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.