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We found 6 dentists who accept United Healthcare near Detroit, MI.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
15870 19 Mile Road; Suite 150
Grosse Pointe, MI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Osguthorpe's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Osguthorpe is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delta Dental. Before completing his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Osguthorpe attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Mark Nadim Haddad
Specializes in Dentistry
6061 W Vernor Highway
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Mark Haddad's area of specialization is dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haddad honors.

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Specializes in Dentistry
14356 E Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Marty Powell works as a dentist in Detroit, MI. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Powell takes.

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Specializes in Dentistry
14356 E Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Laurena Moore Powell's area of specialization is dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moore Powell honors.

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Adebimpe Ibitayo
Specializes in Dentistry
7815 E Jefferson Avenue; Suite 2b
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Adebimpe Ibitayo is a dentist in Detroit, MI. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
12871 E Jefferson Avenue; Suite C
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Utsav Desai's area of specialization is general dentistry. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, 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.