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We found 6 dentists who accept Medicaid near Wellesley Hills, MA.

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 specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: cysts, cleft lip and palate, and craniofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Padwa accepts. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, she performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has received the distinction of Board Certified In Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Padwa offers interpreting services for her patients. She 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, 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Gilardetti's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid insurance. Dr. Gilardetti is open to new patients. After attending Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He speaks Italian.

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

Dr. Sara Runnels is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Runnels's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Norwood Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Runnels is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For her residency, Dr. Runnels trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Runnels has received include **specialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery** and American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery diplomate.

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

Dr. Ryne Johnson works as a prosthodontist in Newton, MA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for 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's area of specialization is dentistry. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Delta Dental, and more. Dr. Holland is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Christine Ambrose
Specializes in Dentistry
447 Centre Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Christine Ambrose's specialty is dentistry. She accepts Medicaid Managed Care, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 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.