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We found 9 dentists who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1416 near Pembroke Pines, FL.

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

Dr. Jason Portnof is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Portnof accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency 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 Korean.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Otolaryngology
4350 Sheridan Street; Suite 101
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Myles Krieger is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Hollywood, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Krieger completed his residency training at Lankenau Medical Center and Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 305
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Payton's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients gave Dr. Payton an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. In addition to English, Dr. Payton speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West.

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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 medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise consist of oral surgery and facial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Broward Health Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. McClure studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. McClure 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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Clinical interests: Facial Surgery, Oral Surgery

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Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Preventive Medicine
3200 S University Drive
Davie, FL
 

Dr. Eustorgio Lopez's specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and preventive medicine. He practices in Miami, FL and Davie, FL. His professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, and Broward Health Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Lopez attended medical school at the University of São Paulo and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3200 S University Drive
Davie, FL
 

Dr. Steven Kaltman, who practices in Davie, FL, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaltman attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3200 S University Drive
Davie, FL
 

Dr. Jordan Kaltman works as an oral surgeon in Davie, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaltman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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Joel Melvin Hauptman
Specializes in Prosthodontics
3200 S University Drive
Davie, FL
 

Dr. Joel Hauptman practices prosthodontics (tooth repair and replacement) in Davie, FL and Gainesville, FL. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Hauptman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Fellow, American College of Dentists; Fellow, International College of Dentists; and Graduated with honors.

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Specializes in Dentistry
829 South Federal Highway
Dania Beach, FL
 

Dr. Alyssa Pinnock works as a dentist. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.