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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's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Ricalde (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ricalde include cleft lip and palate, cancer, and dental implant surgery. Dr. Ricalde is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Patient ratings for Dr. Ricalde average 5.0 stars out of 5. 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.

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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. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Castellano honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Castellano (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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

Dr. Manik Bedi is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Bedi is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
5103 N Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Guillermo Porro works as a general dentist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Porro 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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Ward Whitaker
Specializes in Dentistry
5200 N Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ward Whitaker specializes in dentistry. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Whitaker is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Edgard Francisco's area of specialization is dentistry. Dr. Francisco's average patient rating is 5.0 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, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Petropoulos average 3.5 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. Petropoulos takes.

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

Dr. Todd Williams is a periodontist. Dr. Williams's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider 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 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3645 W Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Walter Bowlin is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Bowlin is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bowlin 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 Dentistry
1 Davis Boulevard; Suite 103
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Robert Powless practices dentistry. He is especially interested in maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. Dr. Powless takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

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Specializes in Dentistry
3109 W Swann Avenue; Suite B
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rebecca Downie specializes in dentistry. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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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Kevin Louis Monteleone
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4014 W Estrella Street; Suite B
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Monteleone is an oral surgeon in Tampa, FL. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Monteleone is affiliated with 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 area of specialization is dentistry. On average, patients gave Dr. Upshaw a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Dr. Christine Grant practices dentistry in Tampa, FL. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grant accepts.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
308 E Martin L King Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Howard Miles is a general dentist in Tampa, FL. Patients gave Dr. Miles an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueDental, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
2509 W Crest Avenue; Suite 1
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Donato practices general dentistry in Tampa, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Donato include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He 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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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

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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.