We found 274 dentists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Newton Center, MA.

Dr. John Gerard Meara, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
9 Hope Avenue; Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. John Meara is a specialist in plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Meara attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Children's Hospital Boston. His areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, general reconstruction, and cleft lip and palate repair. Dr. Meara honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. He has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Cosmetic Surgery, Ear Problems, Scar Revision, Cleft Lip and Palate, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cory Marshal Resnick, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
9 Hope Avenue; Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Cory Resnick's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of dental implant surgery, craniofacial surgery, and jaw surgery. Dr. Resnick honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Resnick is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate, Wisdom Teeth Removal, Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Implant ... (Read more)

Dr. Bonnie L Padwa, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
9 Hope Avenue; Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Bonnie Padwa is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Her clinical interests include cyst, cleft lip and palate, and craniofacial surgery. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Padwa attended Harvard Medical School. She has received the distinction of Board Certified In Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Padwa is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Cyst, Craniofacial Surgery, Jaw Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate, Jaw Problems, Mouth Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
188 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Robert Donoff is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Dr. Donoff honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delta Dental. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Donoff is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Sara Helen Runnels, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
486 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Sara Runnels' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. She is affiliated with Norwood Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Runnels obtained her medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Runnels takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including **specialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery** and American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery diplomate. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Gerald Stephen Fine
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1223 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Gerald Fine's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Fine is professionally affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. For his professional training, Dr. Fine completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Endodontics
188 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jarshen Lin works as an endodontist in Boston, MA. He is conversant in Chinese. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. For his professional training, Dr. Lin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
188 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jeffry Shaefer is an oral surgeon. In his practice, Dr. Shaefer focuses on temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and facial pain. Dr. Shaefer is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delta Dental, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Facial Pain, Mouth Problems, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Kevin A Guze
Specializes in Dentistry
188 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kevin Guze's area of specialization is dentistry. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Guze include dental implant surgery and periodontal (gum) disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Guze completed a residency program at Vancouver General Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Guze is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Periodontal Disease, Dental Implant Surgery

Dr. Lawrence Thomas Herman, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
486 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Lawrence Herman specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Walpole, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA. Dr. Herman attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Herman is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Herman is professionally affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Norman Leon Goldberg
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
300 Longwood Avenue; Hunnewell, 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Norman Goldberg's specialty is pediatric dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldberg honors. Dr. Goldberg's residency was performed at Children's Hospital Boston. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
68 Leonard Street
Belmont, MA
 

Dr. Blaise Eckert specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Belmont, MA. Dr. Eckert's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Michael Hanif Butt
Specializes in Orthodontics
341 Summer Street
Somerville, MA
 

Dr. Mohamed Butt's specialty is orthodontics (braces). Dr. Butt has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Laurice Salib Salib-Fanikos, MS
Specializes in General Dentistry
905 Great Plain Avenue
Needham, MA
 

Dr. Laurice Fanikos practices general dentistry. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Bassima Bashour Connelly
Specializes in Dentistry
70 Conant Road
Weston, MA
 

Dr. Bassima Bashour's specialty is dentistry. She 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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Gina Terenzi
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
170 Morton Street
Jamaica Plain, MA
 

Dr. Gina Terenzi specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Terenzi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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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.