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We found 151 dentists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Buffalo Grove, IL.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1411 Mchenry Road; Suite 127
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Scott Franklin practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). For his residency, Dr. Franklin trained at Howard University Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Franklin at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Robert Samuel Radin
Specializes in General Dentistry
4949 Euclid Avenue; Suite A
Palatine, IL
 

Dr. Robert Radin's specialty is general dentistry. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Michael Stephen Perper
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
400 West Dundee
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Michael Perper practices pediatric dentistry in Buffalo Grove, IL. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Perper is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Choice. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Perper (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek, Bulgarian, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Joseph A La Spisa
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4949 Euclid Avenue; Suite A
Palatine, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Laspisa's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Laspisa average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delphi, and more. Dr. Laspisa trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency.

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Specializes in Dentistry
259 E Rand Road; #110
Mt Prospect, IL
 

Dr. Iwona Iwaszczyszyn is a dentist. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Iwaszczyszyn is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is conversant in Polish.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, Mouth Problems

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1530 E Dundee Road; Suite 300
Palatine, IL
 

Dr. Aurora Ciceovan specializes in general dentistry and practices in Palatine, IL. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ciceovan 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
271 N Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Gary Relias' specialty is general dentistry. He 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
Deerfield, IL
 

Dr. Frank Karkazis specializes in general dentistry. Dr. Karkazis is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
177 W Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL
 

Dr. James Kwon's area of specialization is general dentistry. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Ewa P Koser
Specializes in General Dentistry
250 W Kensington Road; Suite 2a
Mount Prospect, IL
 

Dr. Ewa Koser's specialty is general dentistry. The average patient rating for Dr. Koser is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider 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
115 S Wilke Road; Suite 104
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Robert Rein's area of specialization is general dentistry. Dr. Rein honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Katrina Louise Baeverstad
Specializes in Dentistry
4949 Euclid Avenue; Suite A
Palatine, IL
 

Dr. Katrina Baeverstad's specialty is dentistry. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
21660 W Field Parkway; Suite 220
Deer Park, IL
 

Dr. Martin Zidron's specialty is oral and maxillofacial pathology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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
135 N Arlington Heights Road; Suite 180
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Joel Raak's specialty is general dentistry. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Raak is in-network for 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
259 E Rand Road; Suite 110
Mount Prospect, IL
 

Dr. Kathy Pawlusiewicz works as a general dentist in Mount Prospect, IL and Arlington Heights, IL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pawlusiewicz honors. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
21660 W Field Parkway; Suite 220
Deer Park, IL
 

Dr. John Thompson specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Thompson 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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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.