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We found 4 dentists who accept Medicaid near Wellesley Hills, MA.

Dr. Bonnie L Padwa DMD, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
9 Hope Avenue; Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery
Waltham, MA
(617) 355-6259; (617) 355-7252

Dr. Bonnie Padwa's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Padwa offers interpreting services for her patients. Her clinical interests include cysts, cleft lip and palate, and craniofacial surgery. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Before performing her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Padwa attended Harvard Medical School. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan. Dr. Padwa has received the following distinction: Board Certified In Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Plate and Craniofacial Center, Impacted Teeth, Cysts and Tumors of the Jaw, Cleft Lip ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Wellesley Hills Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Ass.
Wellesley Hills, MA

Dr. Robert Gilardetti works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicaid insurance. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Gilardetti attended Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Gilardetti speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
486 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA
(781) 235-5225

Dr. Sara Runnels' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Runnels is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Runnels accepts. She studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Runnels has received distinctions including **specialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery** and American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery diplomate. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Norwood Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Runnels is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Dentistry
11 Emerson Road
Wellesley, MA

Dr. Nicole Holland's specialty is dentistry. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Holland honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delta Dental, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting 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.