We found 179 dentists who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near Oakland Park, FL.

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Dr. Pat Ricalde, MD
Specializes in Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4200 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 3
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Pat Ricalde specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Ricalde (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Her areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, cancer, and dental implant surgery. Dr. Ricalde's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. For her professional training, Dr. Ricalde completed a residency program at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Dr. Ricalde has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Oral Reconstruction, Jaw Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Restylane, Laser Surgery, Cancer, Sleep Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Periodontics
4129 W Kennedy Boulevard; Suite 1
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gustavo Ruiz De Castilla is a periodontist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Ruiz De Castilla welcomes new patients. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Nelson Paul Castellano
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3302 W Azeele Street
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Nelson Castellano's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Castellano (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
105 S. Macdill Avenue; Suite 203
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Manik Bedi, who practices in Dunedin, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bedi honors. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Rawa Saadoon Hassan
Specializes in General Dentistry
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rawa Hassan is a general dentist. Dr. Hassan is affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). On average, patients gave Dr. Hassan a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hassan 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 General Dentistry
5103 N Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Guillermo Porro's area of specialization is general dentistry. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Todd Wiener is a general dentist in Tampa, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Wiener a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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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Ward Whitaker
Specializes in Dentistry
5200 N Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ward Whitaker practices dentistry. Dr. Whitaker has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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
1502 E Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Theodore Chekan's area of specialization is general dentistry. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
1303 W Fletcher Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Alex Gutierrez specializes in orthodontics (braces). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gutierrez honors.

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Specializes in Periodontics
4505 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 101
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Todd Williams' area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Williams 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 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3645 W Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Walter Bowlin's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bowlin is in-network 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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Edgard Tony Francisco
Specializes in Dentistry
2210 S Macdill Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Edgard Francisco specializes in dentistry and practices in Tampa, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Francisco honors.

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Specializes in Endodontics, General Dentistry
825 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Terryl Petropoulos' specialties are endodontics (root canal treatment) and general dentistry. The average patient rating for Dr. Petropoulos is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Maria Antonia Upshaw
Specializes in Dentistry
201 E Kennedy Boulevard; Suite 1425
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Maria Upshaw practices dentistry in Tampa, FL. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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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David Lawrence Leever
Specializes in Orthodontics
9806 N 56th Street
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. David Leever's specialty is orthodontics (braces). He honors 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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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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