We found 8 dentists who accept Medicaid near Wellesley Hills, 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 plastic surgeon and oral surgeon in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Dr. Meara's areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, general reconstruction, and cleft lip and palate repair. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meara honors. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Meara has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Cosmetic Surgery, Ear Problems, Scar Revision, Cleft Lip and Palate, ... (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, who practices in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Her areas of expertise include cyst, cleft lip and palate, and craniofacial surgery. Dr. Padwa accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Padwa's residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Board Certified In Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Padwa is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Robert Steven Gilardetti, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Wellesley Hills Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Ass.
Wellesley Hills, MA
 

Dr. Robert Gilardetti is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Gilardetti speaks Italian. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Gilardetti attended Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicaid insurance. Dr. Gilardetti's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Sara Runnels, who practices in Walpole, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Runnels is rated highly by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. She obtained her medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Her distinctions include: **specialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery** and American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery diplomate. She is professionally affiliated with Norwood Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Runnels's office for an appointment.

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Ryne Steven Johnson
Specializes in Prosthodontics
447 Centre Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Ryne Johnson's specialty is prosthodontics (tooth repair and replacement). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
20 Hope Avenue; #306
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Christian Karavolas is a general dentist in Waltham, MA. Dr. Karavolas has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Dentistry
11 Emerson Road
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Nicole Holland specializes in dentistry and practices in Danvers, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Delta Dental, and more. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Holland has an open panel.

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Christine Ambrose
Specializes in Dentistry
447 Centre Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Christine Ambrose practices dentistry in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. Medicaid Managed Care, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ambrose accepts.

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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.