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

Dr. Ivone Beron works as a pediatric dentist in West Chicago, IL and Aurora, IL. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Dr. Beron is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delta Dental. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is accepting 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 surgeon in Bloomingdale, IL, Wheaton, IL, and Lombard, IL. Dr. Scheive's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and laser treatment. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. Dr. Scheive accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. For his professional training, Dr. Scheive completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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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 in Wheaton, IL and Naperville, IL. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Scherer include dental implant surgery and wisdom teeth removal. Dr. Scherer is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Scherer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Clinical interests: Wisdom Teeth Removal, Dental Implant Surgery

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

Dr. Kajal Joshi's area of specialization is pediatric dentistry. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. For her residency, Dr. Joshi trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Joshi is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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 in Bloomingdale, IL, Wheaton, IL, and Lombard, IL. Dr. Boyer's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of dental implant surgery, laser surgery, and reconstructive surgery. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Boyer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency.

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

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

Dr. Steven Tempel practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Tempel's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Tempel trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Tempel's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Gabriela Duraes' area of specialization is general dentistry. In her practice, Dr. Duraes focuses on dental implant surgery and teeth whitening. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency.

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Clinical interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Teeth Whitening

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

Dr. Mark Barnes' specialty is general dentistry. Patient ratings for Dr. Barnes average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of dental implant surgery and preventive care. Dr. Barnes is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. In addition to English, Dr. Barnes speaks Polish.

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Clinical interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Preventive Care

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

Dr. Mary Claire Garcia's area of specialization is pediatric dentistry. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Garcia takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, Blue Choice, and more. She welcomes new patients. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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

Dr. Joseph Fornal's area of specialization is dentistry. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Fornal honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Dentistry
254 County Farm Road
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. David Huang's area of specialization is dentistry. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Huang takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

Dr. Mark Hofmeister practices dentistry. Dr. Hofmeister has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He 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. Dr. Hamada has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Dentistry
111 W Wesley Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Mary Hatzis' area of specialization is dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hatzis takes.

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

Dr. Robert Hawkinson works as an endodontist in Wheaton, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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 General Dentistry
201 East Army Trail Road; Suite 311
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Evelyn Pabes practices general dentistry. Dr. Pabes is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.
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