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We found 145 dentists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Pat Ricalde, MD
Specializes in Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
304 S Macdill Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Pat Ricalde is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. She works in Tampa, FL. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ricalde include cleft lip and palate, cancer, and dental implant surgery. Dr. Ricalde takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Ricalde (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. Ricalde's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Oral Reconstruction, Laser Surgery, Cancer, Dental Implant Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nelson Castellano works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Castellano focuses on maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castellano takes. Dr. Castellano (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Castellano is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

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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 takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Christine Isolde Grant
Specializes in Dentistry
1402 W Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Christine Grant specializes in dentistry. The average patient rating for Dr. Grant is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Todd Williams is a periodontist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Williams 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 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3645 W Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Walter Bowlin practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Tampa, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Bowlin average 3.0 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. Bowlin accepts.

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Specializes in Dentistry
1 Davis Boulevard; Suite 103
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Robert Powless is a dentist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Powless accepts.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

Ward Whitaker
Specializes in Dentistry
5200 N Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ward Whitaker is a dentist in Ruskin, FL and Tampa, FL. Patients rated Dr. Whitaker highly, giving him an average of 5.0 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. Whitaker takes.

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Edgard Tony Francisco
Specializes in Dentistry
2210 S Macdill Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Edgard Francisco practices dentistry. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Kevin Louis Monteleone
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4014 W Estrella Street; Suite B
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Monteleone's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Monteleone 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. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Maria Upshaw's specialty is dentistry. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Upshaw is in-network for 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
2307 S Dale Mabry Highway; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Adam Diasti practices general dentistry in Tampa, FL. Dr. Diasti's average patient rating is 1.0 stars out of 5. He 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
308 E Martin L King Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Howard Miles works as a general dentist. Patients rated Dr. Miles highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueDental, Blue Choice, and more.

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

Dr. Terryl Petropoulos is an endodontist and general dentist. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Petropoulos 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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Specializes in General Dentistry
825 W Martin Luther King Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Seldon Childers practices general dentistry. He is rated 1.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Childers takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Jeffrey V Schroeder
Specializes in General Dentistry
3716 W Neptune Street
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schroeder is a general dentist in Tampa, FL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, 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.