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

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

Dr. Jason Portnof is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Coconut Creek, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Portnof's areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, dental implant surgery, and chin surgery. 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. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Portnof's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Palms West Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Chin Surgery, Jaw Surgery, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Restylane, Mouth Problems, Sleep Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Kaltman is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Davie, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Kaltman attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Kaltman is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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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's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: oral surgery and facial surgery. Dr. McClure accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, South Miami Hospital, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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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 sees patients in Miami, FL and Davie, FL. His medical specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Lopez attended the University of São Paulo and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Lopez takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lopez (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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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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