We found 4 dentists who accept BlueOptions All Copay 1505 near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Dr. Jason Eli Portnof, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
100 Se 15th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dr. Jason Portnof works as an oral surgeon. Dr. Portnof is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Portnof include facial problems, dental implant surgery, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Palms West Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Portnof is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Portnof (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Mouth Problems, Sleep Problems, Botox Injection, Dental Implant ... (Read more)

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Dr. Shawn Andrew McClure, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1600 S Andrews Avenue; 3rd Floor, West Wing
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dr. Shawn McClure's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of oral surgery and facial surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Dr. McClure 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. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McClure trained at Kings County Hospital Center.

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Clinical interests: Facial Surgery, Oral Surgery

Dr. Leslie Harris Sultan
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4800 N Federal Highway; #201
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dr. Leslie Sultan practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Sultan include chin surgery, cleft lip and palate repair, and invisalign. Dr. Sultan's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. For his residency, Dr. Sultan trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Invisalign, Chin Surgery, Jaw Surgery, Jaw Problems

John Rushford Clarke
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
5181 Ne 19th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dr. John Clarke is an oral surgeon in Plantation, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. His training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Clarke is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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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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