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We found 283 dentists who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 020 near Indianapolis, IN.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Indianapolis, IN
 

Dr. Philip Montefalco is an oral surgeon in Indianapolis, IN and Greenwood, IN. He is especially interested in dental surgery. Dr. Montefalco is professionally affiliated with Franciscan St. Francis Health - Indianapolis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Montefalco's residency was performed at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Dental Surgery

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Indianapolis, IN
 

Dr. Joseph Heidelman practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Indianapolis, IN. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Heidelman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is affiliated with Eskenazi Health.

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Specializes in Dentistry
Indianapolis, IN
 

Dr. Michelle Lumsdon specializes in dentistry and practices in Indianapolis, IN. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lumsdon takes.

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Sarah Ann Wilson
Specializes in Dentistry
Indianapolis, IN
 

Dr. Sarah Wilson's specialty is dentistry. Dr. Wilson has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating 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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Dr. Desmond Antonio Brown Jr.
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1001 W. 10th Street; #3101
Indianapolis, IN
 

Dr. Desmon Brown is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. On average, patients gave Dr. Brown a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Andreina Castillo Castillo Vitto, MS
Specializes in Periodontics
2001 West Washington Street; Suite B2
Indianapolis, IN
 

Dr. Andreina Vitto's area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). She 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 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Indianapolis, IN
 

Dr. Samuel Tancredi is an oral surgeon. Dr. Tancredi 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
Indianapolis, IN
 

Dr. Breann Mundy practices dentistry in Indianapolis, IN and Fishers, IN. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Indianapolis, IN
 

Dr. Michael Kapp is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Kapp honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Endodontics
Indianapolis, IN
 

Dr. Charles Hine practices endodontics (root canal treatment) in Indianapolis, IN. His clinical interests include dental surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan St. Francis Health - Indianapolis. Dr. Hine takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dental Surgery

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Specializes in Periodontics
1481 W. 10th Street
Indianapolis, IN
 

Dr. Robert Hindman's area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Hindman is affiliated with Indianapolis VA Medical Center.

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Matthew Edward Church
Specializes in Dentistry
Indianapolis, IN
 

Dr. Matthew Church specializes in dentistry. Dr. Church is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Christopher Todd Kirkup, MS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Indianapolis, IN
 

Dr. Christopher Kirkup's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He 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
Indianapolis, IN
 

Dr. Jerome Cureton's area of specialization is general dentistry. He is professionally affiliated with VA Northern Indiana Health Care System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cureton honors.

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Specializes in Dentistry
133 W Market Street; #270
Indianapolis, IN
 

Dr. Smitha Malineni practices dentistry. 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 General Dentistry
Indianapolis, IN
 

Dr. Kim Harris practices general dentistry in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Harris honors 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.