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We found 12 dentists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Cape Girardeau, MO.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
53 Doctors Park
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. Randal Begley works as an oral surgeon in Cape Girardeau, MO. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
408 S Broadview Street
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. Christine Schoolman's specialty is general dentistry. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Dentistry
1749 D Independence
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. Diane Hall works as a dentist in Cape Girardeau, MO. Dr. Hall's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
53 Doctors Park; Suite 1
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. John Sheets' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
6 N Pacific Street
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. Ronald Lessmann practices general dentistry. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 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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Specializes in General Dentistry
1200 N Cape Rock Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. Michael Bennett's specialty is general dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bennett takes.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
2857 Independence Street
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. Byron Aden specializes in general dentistry. Patient ratings for Dr. Aden average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Aden is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
937 Broadway Street; Suite 101
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. John Sauer's specialty is general dentistry. Dr. Sauer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1818 Broadway Street
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. Janet Ruopp's specialty is general dentistry. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1818 Broadway Street
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. Patrick Ruopp specializes in general dentistry. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Dentistry
408 S Broadview Street
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. Alan Jones specializes in dentistry and practices in Cape Girardeau, MO. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Dentistry
408 S Broadview Street
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. Kevin Fallert's area of specialization is dentistry. Dr. Fallert honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.