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We found over 500 dentists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Hyattsville, MD.

David C Bastacky
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
0110 Irving Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. David Bastacky's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Bastacky's practice, he is particularly interested in dental implant surgery, jaw problems, and reconstructive surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Bastacky's professional affiliations include Howard County General Hospital and LifeBridge Health.

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Clinical interests: Jaw Problems, Surgical Procedures, Dental Procedures, Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Practice, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry
110 Irving Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Kalpakam Shastri is a general practitioner, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and general dentist. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University for residency. Dr. Shastri is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. She is accepting new patients.

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Golnar Jahanmir
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
111 Michigan Avenue
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Golnar Jahanmir works as a pediatric dentist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. For her professional training, Dr. Jahanmir completed a residency program at Children's Hospital Boston. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Children's National Health System.

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Leonard A Merlo
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1234 19th Street, Nw; Suite 508
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Leonard Merlo practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Merlo trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. The average patient rating for Dr. Merlo is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

Jonelle Senita Grant
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
4837 Benning Road Se
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Jonelle Grant's area of specialization is pediatric dentistry. Dr. Grant honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She trained at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Children's National Health System.

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Specializes in Dentistry
1629 K Street Nw; Suite M100
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Charmaine Wynter is a dentist. Dr. Wynter's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
2021 K Street Nw; #301
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Allena Willis' area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Dr. Ziad A Ali, MD
Specializes in Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
110 Irving Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Ziad Ali works as an oral surgeon. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Ali attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Ali (or staff) is conversant in Finnish, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6201 Greenbelt Road; Suite M-1
College Park, MD
 

Dr. Mary Robinson is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Her residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Robinson is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
3946 Minnesota Avenue Ne
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Siobhian Sprott practices general dentistry in Washington, DC. Dr. Sprott is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Natalie T Muir-Young
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
641 G Street Sw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Natalie Muir-Young's area of specialization is pediatric dentistry. Dr. Muir-Young honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. For her professional training, Dr. Muir-Young completed a residency program at Howard University Hospital.

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Claudia Nickole Williams-Conerly
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
8630 Fenton Street; Suite 710
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Claudia Williams-Conerly is a pediatric dentist. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Williams-Conerly is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Dentistry
2041 Georgia Av Nw; Suite 104
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Sharon Browne's area of specialization is dentistry. The average patient rating for Dr. Browne is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Browne accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
7513 Maple Avenue; #204
Takoma Park, MD
 

Dr. Elsabet Tekle is a general dentist in Silver Spring, MD and Takoma Park, MD. Patient ratings for Dr. Tekle average 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Mitali Y Patel
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
111 Michigan Avenue Nw; Department of Dentistry
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Mitali Patel practices pediatric dentistry in Washington, DC. For her professional training, Dr. Patel completed residency programs at Children's National Medical Center and New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Children's National Health System.

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Anthony C Anyadike
Specializes in Orthodontics
5900 New Hampshire Avenue Ne
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Anthony Anyadike practices orthodontics (braces). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.