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We found 6 dentists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueDental near Fernandina Beach, FL.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1699 S 14th Street; Suite 21
Fernandina Beach, FL
 

Dr. Mark Olbina's specialty is general dentistry. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Olbina honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueDental, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida insurance.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
2896 S 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL
 

Dr. Robert Friedman is a general dentist in Fernandina Beach, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Friedman a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 General Dentistry
463203 State Road 200
Yulee, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Potter specializes in general dentistry and practices in Yulee, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueDental, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Potter honors.

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Specializes in Dentistry
1669 S 14th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL
 

Dr. Amy McMahan practices dentistry in Fernandina Beach, FL. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Suellen Rodeffer
Specializes in Orthodontics
1884 S 14th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL
 

Dr. Suellen Rodeffer's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). She is an in-network provider 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 General Dentistry
1699 S 14th Street; Suite 21
Fernandina Beach, FL
 

Dr. Jacquelyn Miller is a general dentist in Fernandina Beach, FL. Dr. Miller accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueDental, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida insurance.

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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.