We found 4 dentists who accept Coventry Gold near Davie, FL.

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Dr. Jason Eli Portnof, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3200 South University Drive; Department of Oral & Maxilofacial Surgery
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Jason Portnof is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Portnof is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is especially interested in facial problems, dental implant surgery, and sleep apnea. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Palms West Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Portnof accepts. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Portnof completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Portnof (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Dr. Shawn Andrew McClure, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3200 S University Drive; Department of Omfs
Davie, FL
 

Dr. Shawn McClure is a physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in oral surgery and facial surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McClure obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Facial Surgery, Oral Surgery

Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Preventive Medicine
3200 South University Drive; Primary Office
Davie, FL
 

Dr. Eustorgio Lopez practices undersea and hyperbaric medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and preventive medicine. He attended the University of São Paulo and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Lopez accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lopez's professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Dr. Steven I Kaltman, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3200 South University Drive; Primary Office
Davie, FL
 

Dr. Steven Kaltman is an oral surgeon. Dr. Kaltman's professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, and Broward Health Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, 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.
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