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We found 46 dentists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Margarete Cristiane Ribeiro Dasilva, MS, PhD
Specializes in Prosthodontics
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Margarete Ribeiro Dasilva's specialty is prosthodontics (tooth repair and replacement). Dr. Ribeiro Dasilva is especially interested in temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: KL2 award from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI/UF). In addition to English, she speaks Portuguese. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Dr. Esther Sebum Oh, MD
Specializes in Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road; Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Esther Oh specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Oh (or staff) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation, Spanish, and Korean. Clinical interests for Dr. Oh include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Dr. Oh performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Madhu Karuna Nair, MS, PhD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Madhu Nair is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial radiology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Nair (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Malayalam. Dr. Nair is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Nair 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.

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Fong Wong, MS
Specializes in Prosthodontics
1600 Sw Archer Road; D4-4
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Fong Wong works as a prosthodontist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wong include cleft lip and palate and dental implant surgery. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate, Cancer, Trauma

Donald Mitchell Cohen, MS, MBA
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
1600 Sw Archer Road; D4-4
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Donald Cohen works as an oral and maxillofacial pathologist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Cohen is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems

Abimbola O Adewumi
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
1600 Sw Archer Road; D4-4
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Abimbola Adewumi is a pediatric dentist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Adewumi include cleft lip and palate. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Recipient of $500 Research Travel Award, UFCD and Recipient of Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO) award ($10,000) from UF Office of Provost. She is conversant in Yoruba. Dr. Adewumi is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate

Joseph S Katz
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road; D4-4
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Katz's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Katz honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Recognition from the European academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Plaque recognition by Office of Technology for innovation in research. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems

Pamela Reiner Sandow
Specializes in Dentistry
1600 Sw Archer Road; D4-4
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Pamela Sandow specializes in dentistry. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Sandow is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Melvin Franklin Dolwick, PhD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Melvin Dolwick specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Dolwick's clinical interests include cleft lip and palate. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Aboms.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate

Umadevi Purushothaman Nair
Specializes in Endodontics
1600 Sw Archer Road; D4-4
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Umadevi Nair's specialty is endodontics (root canal treatment). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nair is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Nereyda Polo "nery" Clark
Specializes in Dentistry
1600 Sw Archer Road; D4-4
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Nereyda Clark works as a dentist in Gainesville, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: dental implant surgery and dental X-rays. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Clark has received professional recognition including the following: Certificate of Recognition 2010 - ADEA Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Dental X-Rays, Dental Implant Surgery

Wellington Jose Rody Jr., MS
Specializes in Orthodontics
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Wellington Rody is an orthodontist in Gainesville, FL. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). 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.

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Dr. Benjamin Jacob Schlott, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry
1395 Center Drive; D1-56a
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Benjamin Schlott's areas of specialization are oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry; he sees patients in Gainesville, FL. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Schlott is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Valeria Veiga Gordan
Specializes in General Dentistry
1600 Sw Archer Road; D4-4
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Valeria Gordan's specialty is general dentistry. In addition to English, she speaks Portuguese. Dr. Gordan is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gordan honors.

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Dr. Patricia Nobrega Rodrigues Pereira, PhD
Specializes in General Dentistry
1395 Center Drive; D1-11
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Patricia Pereira specializes in general dentistry and practices in Gainesville, FL. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Pereira has received include IADR Heraeus Kulzer Award (mentor for Carina Strano Castellan); Academy of Dental Materials Paffenbarger Award (mentor for Andr and eacute; Reis); and GC America Grand prize winner for best research project (mentor for Ricardo Walter). Dr. Pereira (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Japanese, and Portuguese.

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Maria Lucia Aguilar
Specializes in Prosthodontics
1600 Sw Archer Road; D4-4
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Maria Aguilar's area of specialization is prosthodontics (tooth repair and replacement). Dr. Aguilar honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Nomination: WHO's WHO IN AMERICA; Nomination: WHO's WHO IN Medicine in Health Care; and Named: Endowed Research Fellow, University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Aguilar is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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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.