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

Dr. Aaron Card is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Card is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), Providence Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Card takes. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Card completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky.

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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 is an orthodontist in Kansas City, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Burleson include dentofacial orthopedics. Dr. Burleson is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Burleson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Liberty Hospital. Dr. Nesslein completed his residency training at Truman Medical Centers. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Hansen is professionally affiliated with Liberty Hospital.

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Specializes in Dentistry
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Ellen Berry's specialty is dentistry. Dr. Berry 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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Kansas City, MO. He is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Health (M Health). Dr. Nadeau honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Dr. Anthony Poon's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He 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 specializes in pediatric dentistry and practices in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Burleson trained at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics for residency. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Brett Ferguson works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Ferguson's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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' areas of specialization are orthodontics (braces), pediatric dentistry, and general dentistry. Her training includes a residency program 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. He is affiliated with 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 works as a pediatric dentist. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency.

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Ryan Andrew Francois
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
2401 Gillham Road; Children's Mercy Hospital, Adele Hall Campus
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Ryan Francois' area of specialization is pediatric dentistry. Dr. Francois's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

Dr. Matthew Zale works as a periodontist. Dr. Zale is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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. For her professional training, Dr. Onikul completed a residency program 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. He is an in-network provider for 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.