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We found 45 dentists who accept Blue Advantage Bronze HMO 006 near West Des Moines, IA.

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Stephen Forrest
Specializes in Dentistry
2375 Berkshire Parkway
Clive, IA
 

Dr. Stephen Forrest's specialty is dentistry. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1089 Jordan Creek Parkway; Suite 100
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Leslie Ehlen's area of specialization is general dentistry. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Bradley Scott Erickson
Specializes in Dentistry
7117 Hickman Road
Urbandale, IA
 

Dr. Bradley Erickson specializes in dentistry. Dr. Erickson's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
2901 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Andris Kirsis works as a general dentist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Bradley G Markowski
Specializes in Dentistry
2375 Berkshire Parkway
Clive, IA
 

Dr. Bradley Markowski's specialty is dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Markowski takes.

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Brian Wade Ancell
Specializes in General Dentistry
800 S 50th Street; Suite #105
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Brian Ancell works as a general dentist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Dentistry
7506 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Stephen Thies practices dentistry in Des Moines, IA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
6128 Douglas Avenue
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Dwight Rastetter specializes in general dentistry and practices in Des Moines, IA. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
3124 104th Street
Urbandale, IA
 

Dr. Thomas Tippins specializes in general dentistry and practices in Urbandale, IA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tippins accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Dentistry
8515 Douglas Avenue; Suite 21
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Robert Cram practices dentistry. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Cram takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1903 Ep True Parkway; Suite 301
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Brad Richtsmeier practices general dentistry in West Des Moines, IA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richtsmeier accepts.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
4224 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Clayton Linquist's specialty is general dentistry. Dr. Linquist accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1225 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Joseph Solinger's specialty is general dentistry. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Dentistry
3124 104th Street
Urbandale, IA
 

Dr. Megan Miller's specialty is dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller honors.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
5000 Ep True Parkway; Suite B
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. James Dempsey specializes in general dentistry. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1801 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Scott McPherson's area of specialization is general dentistry. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as 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.