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We found 12 dentists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Destin, FL.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1 Eleventh Avenue; Suite D-3
Shalimar, FL
 

Dr. Gary Moeller specializes in general dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueDental, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moeller takes.

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Specializes in Dentistry
340 Boatner Road Building 2751; 96th Dental Squadron
Eglin Afb, FL
 

Dr. Scott Davis' specialty is dentistry. Dr. Davis takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
10221 Emerald Coast Parkway W; Unit #10
Miramar Beach, FL
 

Dr. Jason Baker practices general dentistry. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Dentistry
1 Eleventh Avenue; Suite D3
Shclimar, FL
 

Dr. Lisa Fletcher practices dentistry in Shclimar, FL. She is an in-network provider for 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 General Dentistry
4635 Gulfstarr Drive
Destin, FL
 

Dr. Julia Skinner is a general dentist in Destin, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Skinner average 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueDental, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
985 Airport Road
Destin, FL
 

Dr. Henry Kellum's area of specialization is general dentistry. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueDental, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Dentistry
4635 Gulfstarr Drive; Suite 200
Destin, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Lichorwic works as a dentist. Dr. Lichorwic has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueDental, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Dentistry
307 Boatner Road, Suite 114; 96th Mdg/sgdr
Eglin Afb, FL
 

Dr. Edward Gonzalez's area of specialization is dentistry. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
3839 Indian Trail
Destin, FL
 

Dr. Nick Jazayeri works as a general dentist. Dr. Jazayeri has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueDental, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jazayeri honors.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
307 Boatner Road; Suite 114 Building 1
Eglin Afb, FL
 

Dr. Stacey Zaikoski practices general dentistry in Eglin AFB, FL. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Dentistry
307 Boatner Road; Suite 114
Eglin Afb, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Swanson practices dentistry. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Dentistry
307 Boatner Road
Eglin Afb, FL
 

Dr. Brant Haynie practices dentistry in Eglin AFB, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.