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Specializes in Dentistry
651 W Terra Cotta Avenue; #111
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Mistie Norten-Hill is a dentist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Norten-Hill accepts.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
301 East Calhoun Street
Woodstock, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Farris is a general dentist in Woodstock, IL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
25 S Virginia Street
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Reed works as a general dentist. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
690 N Highway 31
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Derek Cheng is an orthodontist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Cheng accepts 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
651 S. Eastwood Drive
Woodstock, IL
 

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Specializes in General Dentistry
651 W Terra Cotta Avenue; Suite 201
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. David Min is a general dentist in Crystal Lake, 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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Specializes in General Dentistry
226 Washington Street
Woodstock, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Conway's area of specialization is general dentistry. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
8600 Us Highway 14; Suite 203
Crystal Lake, IL
 

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Specializes in General Dentistry
210 N Madison Street
Woodstock, IL
 

Dr. David Janes specializes in general dentistry and practices in Woodstock, IL. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients.

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Specializes in Dentistry
740 S Eastwood Drive
Woodstock, IL
 

Dr. Ross Bohl practices dentistry in Woodstock, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Bohl is 2.5 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Dentistry
669 S. Eastwood Drive
Woodstock, IL
 

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Specializes in General Dentistry
651 W Terra Cotta Avenue; Suite 121
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Misty Thillen is a general dentist. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
149 N Virginia Street; Suite 100
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. David Stern's area of specialization is general dentistry. Dr. Stern honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
211 West Calhoun Street
Woodstock, IL
 

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Specializes in General Dentistry
651 W Terra Cotta Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Rodney Covenah's area of specialization is general dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Covenah honors.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
666 W Jackson Street
Woodstock, IL
 

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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.