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 practices pediatric dentistry in West Chicago, IL and Aurora, IL. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delta Dental, as well as other insurance carriers. For her professional training, Dr. Beron completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Beron is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Steven Tempel is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Tempel completed a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Joshi trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for her residency. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Joshi's office for an appointment.

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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 works as an oral and maxillofacial pathologist and oral surgeon in Bloomingdale, IL, Wheaton, IL, and Lombard, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scheive include sinusitis (sinus infection), temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and laser treatment. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Patients gave Dr. Scheive an average rating of 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)

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

Dr. Michael Scherer is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Scherer include dental implant surgery and wisdom teeth removal. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Scherer attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Scherer's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dennis Gerald Boyer
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. In Dr. Boyer's practice, he is particularly interested in dental implant surgery, laser surgery, and reconstructive surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. Dr. Boyer is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 Wheaton, IL and Winfield, IL. In addition to English, he speaks Polish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barnes include dental implant surgery and preventive care. Dr. Barnes is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barnes's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Preventive Care

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

Dr. Mary Claire Garcia's specialty is pediatric dentistry. She is in-network for 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. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Joseph Fornal is a dentist in West Chicago, IL and Aurora, IL. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fornal is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Gabriela Duraes practices general dentistry in Bloomingdale, IL. She 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
956 N Neltnor Boulevard; Suite 316
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ajitha Paruchuri specializes in general dentistry. Dr. Paruchuri is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts 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 specializes in dentistry and practices in Bartlett, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hofmeister accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

Dr. Mohammed Shakeel works as a dentist in Addison, IL and Schaumburg, IL. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts 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 practices general dentistry in Addison, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Hamada is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Hawkinson average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hawkinson accepts.

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

Dr. Richard Volk's specialty is general dentistry. Dr. Volk has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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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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.