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Specializes in Dentistry
500 S Highway 19
Palatka, FL
 

Dr. Derek Morris practices dentistry. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Morris 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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Suzanne E Fournier
Specializes in Dentistry
2503 President Street
Palatka, FL
 

Dr. Suzanne Fournier works as a dentist in Palatka, 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 General Dentistry
205 Zeagler Drive; Suite 502
Palatka, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Slotten specializes in general dentistry and practices in Palatka, FL. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueDental, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Dentistry
203 Laurel Street
Palatka, FL
 

Dr. James Coleman's area of specialization is dentistry. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Coleman 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
2503 President Street
Palatka, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Pairot is a general dentist in Palatka, FL. Dr. Pairot is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
800 Zeagler Drive; Suite 420
Palatka, FL
 

Dr. Suzanne Wilbur's area of specialization is general dentistry. Patient ratings for Dr. Wilbur average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wilbur is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
2503 President Street
Palatka, FL
 

Dr. Michael Gagaoudakis' area of specialization is general dentistry. Dr. Gagaoudakis has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network 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
500 Hwy 19 South
Palatka, FL
 

Dr. Norman Archambo's specialty is general dentistry. He is in-network 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
120 S State Road 19
Palatka, FL
 

Dr. Terrence Brauneck is a general dentist in Palatka, FL. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brauneck takes.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
3520 Saint Johns Avenue
Palatka, FL
 

Dr. Steve Chapman specializes in orthodontics (braces). The average patient rating for Dr. Chapman is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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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Specializes in Dentistry
2503 President Street
Palatka, FL
 

Dr. Vincent Leth practices dentistry in Palatka, FL. He takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
205 Zeagler Drive; Suite 301
Palatka, FL
 

Dr. Richard Perallon practices general dentistry. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueDental, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida insurance.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
2503 President Street
Palatka, FL
 

Dr. Melvin Lopez's area of specialization is general dentistry. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
800 Zeagler Drive; Suite 330
Palatka, FL
 

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Specializes in General Dentistry
800 Zeagler Drive; Suite 330
Palatka, FL
 

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Specializes in General Dentistry
120 S Highway 19
Palatka, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Brauneck works as a general dentist in Palatka, FL. Patients rated Dr. Brauneck highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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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.