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We found 129 dentists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Carol Stream, IL.

Ivone Arellano Arellano
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
166 W Washington Street
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ivone Beron is a pediatric dentist. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Beron is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delta Dental. For her residency, Dr. Beron trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. She speaks Spanish.

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Glenn Richard Scheive
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
183 S Bloomingdale Road; Suite 205
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Glenn Scheive's specialties are oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Scheive's areas of expertise include the following: temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), laser treatment, and implant surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Scheive is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Implant Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Facial Problems, Cosmetic Treatments, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Scott Scherer, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
610 E Roosevelt Road; Suite 201
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Michael Scherer practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Scherer is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Scherer 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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Clinical interests: Wisdom Teeth Removal, Dental Implant Surgery, Trauma

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
290 Springfield Drive; 190
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Steven Tempel is an oral surgeon in Bloomingdale, IL. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. For his residency, Dr. Tempel trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. The average patient rating for Dr. Tempel is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Kajal Bhavesh Patel
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
493 Duane Street; Suite 201
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Kajal Joshi's specialty is pediatric dentistry. Dr. Joshi 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. She trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for her residency. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
183 S Bloomingdale Road; Suite 205
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Dennis Boyer practices oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Boyer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Laser Surgery, Wisdom Teeth Removal, Dental Implant Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Trauma

Mark A Barnes
Specializes in General Dentistry
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 201
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Mark Barnes specializes in general dentistry. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Barnes accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Polish. Dr. Barnes is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Preventive Care

Joseph J Fornal
Specializes in Dentistry
166 W Washington Street
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Fornal works as a dentist in West Chicago, IL and Aurora, IL. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fornal is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
45 S Park Avenue; Suite 105
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Mary Claire Garcia practices pediatric dentistry. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Garcia takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and Blue Choice. For her residency, Dr. Garcia trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Gabriela Versiani Duraes
Specializes in General Dentistry
156 E Lake Street; Suite A
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Gabriela Duraes' specialty is general dentistry. Dr. Duraes is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Dentistry
190 N Swift Road; Suite G
Addison, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Shakeel specializes in dentistry. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shakeel 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
956 N Neltnor Boulevard; Suite 316
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ajitha Paruchuri practices general dentistry. Dr. Paruchuri has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She 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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Mark Alan Hofmeister
Specializes in Dentistry
1048 Norwood Lane
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Mark Hofmeister works as a dentist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hofmeister 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
1201 W Army Trail Boulevard
Addison, IL
 

Dr. Kenneth Hamada's specialty is general dentistry. Patients gave Dr. Hamada an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
331 S Main Street; Suite B
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Richard Volk's area of specialization is general dentistry. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 Dentistry
111 W Wesley Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Mary Hatzis is a dentist. 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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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.