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We found 357 dentists who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO 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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Sandra R Brener
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
9720 Stirling Road; Suite 100
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Sandra Brener specializes in pediatric dentistry and practices in Hollywood, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brener honors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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

Lauren Michelle Solomon Kravitz
Specializes in General Dentistry
17767 S.w. 2nd Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Lauren Kravitz's specialty is general dentistry. The average patient rating for Dr. Kravitz is 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Delta Dental, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
3200 S University Drive
Davie, FL
 

Dr. Diane Ede-Nichols' area of specialization is general dentistry. Dr. Ede-Nichols is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
4480 Sheridan Street; Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jessica Baitner's specialty is pediatric dentistry. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. For her residency, Dr. Baitner trained at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Baitner speaks Spanish. Dr. Baitner is affiliated with Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
10225 Stirling Road
Cooper City, FL
 

Dr. Sharon Pearson's specialty is general dentistry. Dr. Pearson accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Endodontics
3200 S University Drive
Davie, FL
 

Dr. Robert Seltzer's specialty is endodontics (root canal treatment). He is in-network for United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is affiliated with West Palm Beach VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
10021 Pines Boulevard; Suite 100
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. William Pena specializes in pediatric dentistry. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pena's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
160 N University Drive
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Helena Urrea-Feldsberg's area of specialization is pediatric dentistry. Dr. Urrea-Feldsberg is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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Nigel Dave Grandison
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
10794 Pines Boulevard; Suite 101
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Nigel Grandison is a pediatric dentist. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patients gave Dr. Grandison an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grandison takes. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
10021 Pines Boulevard; Suite 100, Primary Office
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Rita Patel practices pediatric dentistry. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. For her professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
12379 Pembroke Road
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Hugh Allen's specialty is general dentistry. Dr. Allen's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 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.