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 is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Fort Lauderdale, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Portnof a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Portnof takes. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Portnof attended Weill Cornell Medical College and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Portnof (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Davie, FL, Miami, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His clinical interests encompass oral surgery and facial surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. McClure attended Temple University School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Broward Health Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Sultan's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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

Dr. John Clarke's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Clarke trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Clarke speaks Spanish. Dr. Clarke 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.