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We found 144 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) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. Clinical interests for Dr. Ricalde include cleft lip and palate, cancer, and dental implant surgery. Dr. Ricalde is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Ricalde is rated highly by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Castellano's clinical interests encompass maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castellano accepts. Dr. Castellano (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specializes in general dentistry and practices in Tampa, FL. 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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Ward Whitaker
Specializes in Dentistry
5200 N Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ward Whitaker is a dentist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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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Edgard Tony Francisco
Specializes in Dentistry
2210 S Macdill Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Edgard Francisco's specialty is dentistry. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Francisco 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 Endodontics, General Dentistry
825 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Terryl Petropoulos works as an endodontist and general dentist. 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 accepts.

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

Dr. Todd Williams specializes in periodontics (gum disease) and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Williams's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 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 Dentistry
1 Davis Boulevard; Suite 103
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Robert Powless specializes in dentistry. His areas of expertise include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Downie 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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Kevin Louis Monteleone
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4014 W Estrella Street; Suite B
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Monteleone specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Monteleone trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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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Maria Antonia Upshaw
Specializes in Dentistry
201 E Kennedy Boulevard; Suite 1425
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Maria Upshaw specializes in dentistry. The average patient rating for Dr. Upshaw is 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. Upshaw takes.

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

Dr. Christine Grant practices dentistry. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Grant accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans.

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

Dr. Howard Miles works as a general dentist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Miles's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. 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's area of specialization is general dentistry. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Donato include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. 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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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2702 W Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Digney's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.