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We found 115 dentists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida near Live Oak, FL.

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Vivian C Terhune
Specializes in General Dentistry
4945 Van Dyke Road
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Vivian Deluca works as a general dentist. Dr. Deluca's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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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Rawa Saadoon Hassan
Specializes in General Dentistry
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rawa Hassan practices general dentistry. Dr. Hassan is rated highly by Dr. Hassan's patients. Dr. Hassan is professionally affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hassan honors.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
14201 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Todd Wiener's specialty is general dentistry. Dr. Wiener 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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Robert Allen Ferrera
Specializes in General Dentistry
15047 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Robert Ferrera practices general dentistry in Tampa, FL. His average patient rating is 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 Orthodontics
1303 W Fletcher Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Alex Gutierrez's specialty is orthodontics (braces). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
14497 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 100
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Erika Pettinato is a pediatric dentist in Tampa, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Pettinato is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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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Specializes in General Dentistry
4536 W Village Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Montelione specializes in general dentistry and practices in Tampa, FL. His average patient rating is 4.5 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. Montelione takes.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
15148 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Naoom practices pediatric dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Naoom honors.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jose Lazaro's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Lazaro completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico.

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Specializes in Dentistry
18101 Highwoods Preserve Parkway; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Cynthia Masi's area of specialization is dentistry. Dr. Masi honors 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
4444 E Fletcher Avenue; Suite A
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Nathan Tiffenberg works as a general dentist. Dr. Tiffenberg has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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
3331 W Bearss Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Bellegarrigue's specialty is dentistry. He takes 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
16021 Tampa Palms Boulevard W
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gaurang Nanavati specializes in general dentistry and practices in Tampa, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
14815 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Pamela Hite works as a general dentist. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Prosthodontics
27510 Cashford Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Susana Kulangara specializes in prosthodontics (tooth repair and replacement). She takes 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
1201 W Linebaugh Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Doering works as a general dentist in Tampa, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueDental, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doering accepts.

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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.