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We found 53 dentists who accept Blue Advantage near Santa Maria, CA.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
2151 S College Drive; Suite 103
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. Robert Evans' area of specialization is general dentistry. Dr. Evans honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1505 Shepard Drive; Suite 202
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. Eric Kirk practices general dentistry in Santa Maria, CA. He 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
201 N College Drive; 202
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Pitrowski specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Pitrowski is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pitrowski accepts.

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Specializes in Periodontics
2151 S College Drive; Suite 205
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. Peter Wright's area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wright honors.

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Joseph William Slaughter
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2151 S College Drive; Suite 104
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Slaughter's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
730 E Chapel Street
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. David Ouellet works as a general dentist in Santa Maria, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1414 S Miller Street; #6
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. Grant Elwood is a general dentist in Santa Maria, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Elwood average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Kirk A Specht
Specializes in Orthodontics
1311 S Miller Street; Suite 201
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. Kirk Specht specializes in orthodontics (braces). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
1414 S Miller Street; Suite J
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. Steven Hutcherson specializes in pediatric dentistry and practices in Santa Maria, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
610 East Chapel Street
Santa Maria, CA
 

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

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Specializes in Dentistry
1414 S Miller Street; Suite B
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. Glenn Prezkop's area of specialization is dentistry. Dr. Prezkop is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Dentistry
125 W Stowell Road
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. Hyun Kim works as a dentist in Santa Maria, CA. 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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Specializes in Dentistry
937 E Main Street; Suite 105
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. Robert Kitto works as a dentist in Santa Maria, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kitto accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
504 E Church Street; Suite A
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Riforgiate works as a general dentist in Santa Maria, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Riforgiate accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Dentistry
111 E Park Avenue
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. Carolyn Baldiviez specializes in dentistry. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Dentistry
426 East Barcellus; Suite 204
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Beall practices dentistry in Santa Maria, CA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Beall 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.