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We found 128 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's specialty is pediatric dentistry. Dr. Beron is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Delta Dental, and more. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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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 is an oral and maxillofacial pathologist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scheive include sinusitis (sinus infection), temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and laser treatment. Dr. Scheive's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. The average patient rating for Dr. Scheive is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scheive takes. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Kajal Joshi works as a pediatric dentist. She 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. She trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for her residency. Dr. Joshi is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tempel honors. Dr. Tempel is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Scherer is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. His areas of expertise consist of dental implant surgery and wisdom teeth removal. Dr. Scherer is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Scherer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

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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 is an oral and maxillofacial pathologist and oral surgeon in Bloomingdale, IL, Wheaton, IL, and Lombard, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Boyer include dental implant surgery, laser surgery, and reconstructive surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Boyer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Blue Choice, and more. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Boyer has an open panel.

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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 works as a general dentist. In addition to English, he speaks Polish. His clinical interests include dental implant surgery and preventive care. Dr. Barnes is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Barnes's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barnes honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in dentistry and practices in West Chicago, IL and Aurora, IL. Dr. Fornal honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Mary Claire Garcia is a pediatric dentist in Glen Ellyn, IL. For her residency, Dr. Garcia trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garcia honors. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. She takes 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
956 N Neltnor Boulevard; Suite 316
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ajitha Paruchuri works as a general dentist in West Chicago, IL. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Mark Alan Hofmeister
Specializes in Dentistry
1048 Norwood Lane
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Mark Hofmeister's specialty is dentistry. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors 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
190 N Swift Road; Suite G
Addison, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Shakeel works as a dentist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shakeel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1201 W Army Trail Boulevard
Addison, IL
 

Dr. Kenneth Hamada's specialty is general dentistry. Patient ratings for Dr. Hamada average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hamada accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Endodontics
416 E Roosevelt Road; Suite 100
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Robert Hawkinson is an endodontist in Wheaton, IL. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hawkinson 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
331 S Main Street; Suite B
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Richard Volk specializes in general dentistry and practices in Bartlett, IL and Streamwood, IL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Volk takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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.