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Frederick White Hammond
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2878 Camino Del Rio S; Suite 210
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Frederick Hammond's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Hammond trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. Dr. Hammond is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2878 Camino Del Rio S; Suite 210
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Robert Riding is an oral surgeon. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Riding takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Timothy Shelburne Smith
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2878 Camino Del Rio S; Suite 210
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Smith works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in San Diego, CA. For his residency, Dr. Smith trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego. In Dr. Smith's practice, he is particularly interested in dental procedures. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Smith is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dental Procedures, Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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Specializes in General Dentistry
2937 2nd Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Krasne works as a general dentist in San Diego, CA. Dr. Krasne takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
374 E H Street; Suite 1710
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Robert Maroon works as a general dentist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 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 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4747 Orten Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Witcher's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Witcher is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Witcher honors. He has an open panel. For his residency, Dr. Witcher trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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Specializes in General Dentistry
2780 Cardinal Road; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Robert Camhi is a general dentist in San Diego, CA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Camhi accepts.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1333 Camino Del Rio S; #202
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Linda Verin is a general dentist. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1442 University Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Mark Richey's specialty is general dentistry. Patient ratings for Dr. Richey average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Richey honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
0249 F Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. David Cheung's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). Dr. Cheung's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheung takes.

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Specializes in Dentistry
4748 University Avenue; Suite D
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Son David Phan specializes in dentistry and practices in San Diego, CA. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
480 4th Avenue; Suite 310 Victor J Mora
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Victor Mora practices general dentistry. Dr. Mora has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mora accepts.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1540 Fern Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Thi Phan specializes in general dentistry. Dr. Phan 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
2240 E Plaza Boulevard; Suite Q
National City, CA
 

Dr. Carmela Reed practices general dentistry in National City, CA. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Endodontics
5308 Lake Murray Boulevard; Suite E
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Michael Gavin specializes in endodontics (root canal treatment). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Mojdah Michelle Akhavan, MS
Specializes in Orthodontics
345 F Street; #190
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Mojdah Akhavan's specialty is orthodontics (braces). Dr. Akhavan's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to 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.