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Dr. Aaron Sterling Card, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Umkc Omfs Residency; 650
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Aaron Card practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Card attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), Providence Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Dental Procedures, Oral Surgery

Dustin S Burleson
Specializes in Orthodontics
2401 Gillham Road; Children's Mercy Hospital, Adele Hall Campus
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Dustin Burleson practices orthodontics (braces). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass dentofacial orthopedics. Dr. Burleson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. For his professional training, Dr. Burleson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Dentofacial Orthopedics

Dr. Gary L Nesslein, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6301 N Oak Trafficway; Suite 101
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Gary Nesslein is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Kansas City, MO. He is affiliated with Liberty Hospital. Dr. Nesslein's residency was performed at Truman Medical Centers. He is in-network for 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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Gary Wayne Hansen
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6301 N Oak Trafficway; Suite 101
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Gary Hansen specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Hansen is affiliated with Liberty Hospital.

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Specializes in Dentistry
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Ellen Berry works as a dentist. She is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2301 Holmes Street; Dt&c Building
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Robert Nadeau sees patients in Kansas City, MO. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Health (M Health).

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2301 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Anthony Poon is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Poon attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency.

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Amy Ellis Burleson
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Amy Burleson practices pediatric dentistry. She completed her residency training at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Burleson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2101 Charlotte Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brett Ferguson works as an oral surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ferguson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Heather M Hendricks, MS
Specializes in Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, General Dentistry
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Heather Hendricks' specialties are orthodontics (braces), pediatric dentistry, and general dentistry. Dr. Hendricks completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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Philip J Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
5901 Nw 63rd Terr; Suite 150
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Philip Gordon's specialty is dentistry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

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Brenda S Bohaty
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brenda Bohaty practices pediatric dentistry in Kansas City, MO. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency.

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Specializes in Periodontics
650 E 25th Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Zale's specialty is periodontics (gum disease). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Robin L Onikul
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Robin Onikul's specialty is pediatric dentistry. Her residency was performed at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Justin Heaton works as a general dentist in Kansas City, MO. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heaton takes.

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Rachael L Graue
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Rachael Graue's specialty is pediatric dentistry. She trained at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics for residency.

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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.