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We found 181 dentists who accept Blue Choice near Palos Park, IL.

Mary Ellen Ellen Hoye
Specializes in General Dentistry
15927 S Bell Road
Homer Glen, IL
 

Dr. Mary Hoye's specialty is general dentistry. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
7625 W. 159th Street
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Vassos Hajiharis is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Hajiharis is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital.

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Mark R Riechman
Specializes in General Dentistry
9449 W 144th Place
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Mark Riechman is a general dentist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. 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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Michael Patrick Meehan
Specializes in Orthodontics
6745 W 127th Street
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Michael Meehan is an orthodontist in Palos Heights, IL. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Richard John Balcerak
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
15750 S. Bell Road; Suite C
Homer Glen, IL
 

Dr. Richard Balcerak works as an oral surgeon in Hinsdale, IL, Aurora, IL, and Olympia Fields, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Balcerak include cosmetic surgery and jaw surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Balcerak's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA).

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Jaw Surgery

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Specializes in General Dentistry
6735 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Jack Ruby's specialty is general dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ruby honors.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
16345 Harlem Avenue; Suite 160
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Jason Crescenzo is a general dentist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Crescenzo honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Lena T Halikias
Specializes in Dentistry
6056 N 159th Street
Oak Forest, IL
 

Dr. Lena Halikias practices dentistry in Oak Forest, IL. Dr. Halikias is rated highly by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
16345 Harlem Avenue
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Fredric Tatel is a pediatric dentist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Tatel is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
15510 Cicero Avenue; Suite 102-108
Oak Forest, IL
 

Dr. Arel Ondoy's area of specialization is general dentistry. Dr. Ondoy 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
9101 S Cicero Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Perry Rossino practices general dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rossino takes.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
15544 Cicero Avenue
Oak Forest, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Magiera practices general dentistry. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Richard N Facko
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
7440 W College Drive; A-200
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Richard Facko is a pediatric dentist. Dr. Facko 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 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6305 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Dennis Morris works as an oral surgeon in Oak Lawn, IL. 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
8652 South 86th Avenue; #210
Justice, IL
 

Dr. Harpreet Tiwana works as a dentist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4435 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Wilson Heaton is an oral surgeon in Oak Lawn, IL. He honors 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.