We found 487 dentists who accept Health Net near Van Nuys, CA.

Dr. Husam Elias, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
4910 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 102
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Husam Elias sees patients in Sherman Oaks, CA. His medical specialties are oral and maxillofacial surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Elias graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Elias include chin implants, cleft lip and palate repair, and collagen injections. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. He speaks Arabic.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
18372 Clark Street; Suite 224
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Susan Lee is an oral surgeon. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. Dr. Lee attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Specializes in Legal Medicine, General Dentistry
8725 Woodman Avenue
Arleta, CA
 

Dr. Jahanbakhsh Nouri practices legal medicine and general dentistry. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended medical school at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Nouri (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Persian.

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Bijan Afar, MS
Specializes in Periodontics
11126 Chandler Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Bijan Afar practices periodontics (gum disease). Dr. Afar is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Afar include dental implant surgery, cleft lip and palate repair, and teeth whitening. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Clinical interests: Teeth Whitening, Dental Implant Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Invisalign, Da Vinci Surgery

Arleen Pak Azar-Mehr, MS
Specializes in Orthodontics
9535 Reseda Boulevard; #206
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Arleen Azar-Mehr's specialty is orthodontics (braces). Dr. Azar-Mehr's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
17815 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 212
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Wongyu's specialty is orthodontics (braces). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wongyu takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
6265 Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 14
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Zohrab Kiledjian specializes in general dentistry and practices in Van Nuys, CA and Northridege, CA. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Afshin Afshin Aghaeifar
Specializes in Dentistry
12115 Saticoy Street
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Evan Farr is a dentist in North Hollywood, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Farr is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farr takes.

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Robert L Cohen
Specializes in Dentistry
4333 Woodman Avenue
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Robert Cohen's area of specialization is dentistry. Dr. Cohen is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for HealthSmart, Delta Dental, Viant, and more.

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Andrew Jason Goldenberg
Specializes in General Dentistry
18399 Ventura Boulevard; Suite #254
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Goldenberg works as a general dentist. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldenberg honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
18519 Devonshire Street
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Michael Koury is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Koury is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
2024 San Ysidro Drive
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Yoram Kohanzadeh is an orthodontist. Dr. Kohanzadeh takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Neeta Vivek Dixit
Specializes in General Dentistry
12840 Riverside Drive; Suite 508
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Nita Dixit practices general dentistry. Dr. Dixit is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Robert Steven Fields
Specializes in General Dentistry
6301 Van Nuys Bl
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Robert Fields' area of specialization is general dentistry. In his practice, he is particularly interested in dental implant surgery, teeth whitening, and invisalign. The average patient rating for Dr. Fields is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Clinical interests: Teeth Whitening, Dental Implant Surgery, Invisalign, Da Vinci Surgery

Poneh Ghasri
Specializes in Dentistry
11126 Chandler Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Poneh Ghasri's area of specialization is dentistry. In her practice, she is particularly interested in dental implant surgery, cleft lip and palate repair, and teeth whitening. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ghasri takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Clinical interests: Teeth Whitening, Dental Implant Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Invisalign, Da Vinci Surgery

Gohar Hovsepyan
Specializes in General Dentistry
15333 Sherman Way; Suite M
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Gohar Hovsepyan practices general dentistry in Van Nuys, CA. She has a special interest in dental implant surgery, teeth whitening, and invisalign. Dr. Hovsepyan has a 5.0 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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Clinical interests: Teeth Whitening, Dental Implant Surgery, Invisalign, Da Vinci Surgery

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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.
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