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We found 7 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 in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Dr. Meara's areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, general reconstruction, and skull base surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Meara is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. He 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. Bonnie L Padwa, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
9 Hope Avenue; Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Bonnie Padwa works as an oral surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Padwa include cysts, cleft lip and palate, and craniofacial surgery. Dr. Padwa's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan. Dr. Padwa welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Padwa has received the following distinction: Board Certified In Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Cysts, Craniofacial Surgery, Jaw Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate, Jaw Problems, Mouth ... (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 an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Gilardetti's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid insurance. Dr. Gilardetti speaks Italian. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is accepting 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' area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Runnels attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Runnels takes. Dr. Runnels has received distinctions including **specialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery** and American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery diplomate. Her professional affiliations include Norwood Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Ryne Johnson practices prosthodontics (tooth repair and replacement). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Medicaid Managed Care, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson takes.

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Specializes in Dentistry
11 Emerson Road
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Nicole Holland is a dentist. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delta Dental, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Holland's practice is open to new patients.

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Christine Ambrose
Specializes in Dentistry
447 Centre Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Christine Ambrose's area of specialization is dentistry. She honors Medicaid Managed Care, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as 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.