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Specializes in Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3700 W 83rd Street; Suite 203
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. Douglas Fain's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and Carondelet Health. Dr. Fain takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fain completed residency programs at Baylor University Medical Center and Truman Medical Centers.

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Specializes in Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4700 Belleview L10
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. John Tanner's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Tanner average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4601 W 109th Street; Suite 118
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Thomas Faerber works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Overland Park, KS. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Truman Medical Centers and Ohio State University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Faerber is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and Carondelet Health.

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Specializes in Dentistry
19 East Gregory Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Serese Cannon's area of specialization is dentistry. Dr. Cannon is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Frederick C Grubiss
Specializes in Dentistry
4720 Rainbow Boulevard; Ku Dental Associates, Suite 250
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Frederick Grubiss' specialty is dentistry. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Grubiss include gum problems, cosmetic dental procedures, and tooth problems. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Grubiss is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He speaks French.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Gum Problems, Cosmetic Dental Procedures, Tooth Problems

Specializes in General Dentistry
8043 Wornall Road; Suite 201
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Frank Varon works as a general dentist. He takes 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
7000 W 121st Street; Suite 200
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. James Lucero's specialty is general dentistry. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Dentistry
9906 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Amara Burki practices dentistry in Overland Park, KS. Dr. Burki takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
5811 Nall Avenue
Mission, KS
 

Dr. Richard Oakley's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Oakley is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Oakley is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. He trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for his residency.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
10600 Quivira Road; Suite 420
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Joanna Casey works as a general dentist in Overland Park, KS. On average, patients gave Dr. Casey a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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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Tyson E Marrs
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3700 West 83rd; Suite 103
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. Tyson Marrs is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marrs honors. Dr. Marrs's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and Carondelet Health.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
 

Dr. Craig Bahr's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Philip J Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
11401 Nall Avenue; Suite 102
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Philip Gordon works as a dentist. Dr. Gordon is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

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Specializes in Dentistry
5329 W 94th Terrace
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Lisa Thurlow's area of specialization is dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thurlow accepts.

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Specializes in Dentistry
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 402
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Lawson Rener works as a dentist. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rener takes. Dr. Rener is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Specializes in Dentistry
4601 W 109th Street; Suite 212
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Lara Tull works as a dentist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5.

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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.
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