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We found 33 dentists who accept Blue Advantage near Gary, IN.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
Highland, IN
 

Dr. Laura Fletes practices general dentistry. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 Pediatric Dentistry
Highland, IN
 

Dr. Terry Schechner's specialty is pediatric dentistry. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schechner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Franciscan Healthcare - Munster and Franciscan Alliance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Dentistry
5655 Harrison Street
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Willie Rucker specializes in dentistry. Dr. Rucker 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 Periodontics
Highland, IN
 

Dr. Charles Goodman is a periodontist. Dr. Goodman 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 Dentistry
6450 Us Highway 6
Portage, IN
 

Dr. Nikki Wargo specializes in dentistry. Dr. Wargo 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. Bruce Hmurovic is a general dentist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
844 N Cline Avenue
Griffith, IN
 

Dr. Rosanne Garza's area of specialization is general dentistry. Dr. Garza's patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. She 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 Dentistry
6450 Us Highway 6
Portage, IN
 

Dr. John Balon's area of specialization is dentistry. Dr. Balon's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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
250 S Washington Street
Hobart, IN
 

Dr. Jeanne Degrazia's specialty is general dentistry. Dr. Degrazia accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Dentistry
Hobart, IN
 

Dr. Peter Ferrari's specialty is dentistry. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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
3229 Broadway; Suite 115
Gary, IN
 

Dr. Derek Stephens' area of specialization is general dentistry. He honors 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
Gary, IN
 

Dr. Wyatt Smith's specialty is general dentistry. Dr. Smith honors 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 area of specialization is general dentistry. She 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
Gary, IN
 

Dr. Trinoda Radcliffe's specialty is general dentistry. Dr. Radcliffe 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 Dentistry
Griffith, IN
 

Dr. Catherine Kroczek works as a dentist. Dr. Kroczek is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network 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
3099 Central Avenue
Lake Station, IN
 

Dr. Nicholas Cain's area of specialization is general dentistry. 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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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.