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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 area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Vahadi is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Methodist Health System.

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

Dr. Angeli Yagasaki's specialty is general dentistry. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
25609 Narbonne Avenue
Lomita, CA
 

Dr. David Suh is a general dentist. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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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Specializes in General Dentistry
25617 Dodge Avenue
Harbor City, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Drollinger's area of specialization is general dentistry. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

Dr. Ted Chan works as a general dentist in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Chan takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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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. Dr. Jaksic is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
823 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Arceli Diaz practices general dentistry. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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

Dr. Marc Tully works as a dentist in San Pedro, CA. Dr. Tully accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Glenn Smith specializes in dentistry and practices in Torrance, CA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delta Dental.

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

Dr. Grace Ignacio specializes in general dentistry and practices in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Ignacio accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Kayvon Javid specializes in dentistry. Dr. Javid's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network 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). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Smolkin takes 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 is a pediatric dentist in Rolling Hills Estates, CA and Long Beach, CA. For his residency, Dr. Taylor trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 area of specialization is dentistry. 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 Dentistry
3640 Lomita Boulevard; 207
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Philip Chang is a dentist in Torrance, CA. Dr. Chang is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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

Dr. Leo Jireh Abelita specializes in dentistry. He honors 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.