We found 9 dentists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Baker, LA.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
1215 Independence Boulevard; Building 1, Suite B
Zachary, LA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Hess works as an orthodontist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hess honors.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
3508 Groom Road
Baker, LA
 

Dr. Tracy Crear specializes in general dentistry. Patient ratings for Dr. Crear average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crear accepts.

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Specializes in Dentistry
2335 Church Street; Suite D
Zachary, LA
 

Dr. Gregory Nassif's area of specialization is dentistry. 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
3114 Groom Road
Baker, LA
 

Dr. Michael Rabel specializes in general dentistry. Dr. Rabel 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 Dentistry
1806 Main Street
Baker, LA
 

Dr. Wendell Grimes is a dentist in Baker, LA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
1295 Church Street
Zachary, LA
 

Dr. Jeffery Machen's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Machen honors.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
6351 Main Street
Zachary, LA
 

Dr. Khuong Cheuk is a general dentist. She 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
3508 Groom Road
Baker, LA
 

Dr. Tamma Johnson-Gray's specialty is general dentistry. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Dentistry
19900 Scenic Highway; Suite E
Zachary, LA
 

Dr. David Carter works as a dentist. Dr. Carter accepts 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.