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We found 36 dentists who accept Blue Advantage near Gary, IN.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
Highland, IN
 

Dr. Laura Fletes practices general dentistry. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fletes honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Terry Grant Schechner
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
Highland, IN
 

Dr. Terry Schechner works as a pediatric dentist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His professional affiliations include Franciscan Healthcare - Munster and Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Schechner's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Dentistry
5655 Harrison Street
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Willie Rucker practices dentistry. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Periodontics
Highland, IN
 

Dr. Charles Goodman practices periodontics (gum disease). Dr. Goodman honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Dentistry
6450 Us Highway 6
Portage, IN
 

Dr. Nikki Wargo specializes in dentistry. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
844 N Cline Avenue
Griffith, IN
 

Dr. Rosanne Garza is a general dentist. Dr. Garza's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
3506 Village Court
Gary, IN
 

Dr. Maie Shabana's specialty is general dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shabana takes.

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Specializes in Dentistry
Griffith, IN
 

Dr. Catherine Kroczek practices dentistry. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Kroczek takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Dentistry
3099 Central Avenue
Lake Station, IN
 

Dr. Troy Mannino specializes in dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mannino takes.

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Specializes in Dentistry
6450 Us Highway 6
Portage, IN
 

Dr. John Balon specializes in dentistry and practices in Portage, IN, Munster, IN, and Chesterton, IN. 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 General Dentistry
3229 Broadway; Suite 115
Gary, IN
 

Dr. Derek Stephens specializes in general dentistry. Dr. Stephens takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
3099 Central Avenue
Lake Station, IN
 

Dr. Bruce Hmurovic is a general dentist in Lake Station, IN and Valparaiso, IN. 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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Specializes in General Dentistry
Gary, IN
 

Dr. Trinoda Radcliffe is a general dentist in Gary, IN. Dr. Radcliffe honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
3099 Central Avenue
Lake Station, IN
 

Dr. Nicholas Cain specializes in general dentistry. He is an in-network provider 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
3506 Village Court
Gary, IN
 

Dr. Marshall Belmer specializes in general dentistry and practices in Gary, IN. He is rated 1.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Belmer is in-network 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
250 S Washington Street
Hobart, IN
 

Dr. Jeanne Degrazia'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. Degrazia accepts.

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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.