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We found 58 dentists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Springfield, MO.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1103 E Montclair Street; Suite 100
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. George Arquitt is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Arquitt is rated 5.0 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 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3820 S Fremont Avenue
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Bryan Darling's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Patient ratings for Dr. Darling average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Darling takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Rolando Rosal Papagayo
Specializes in General Dentistry
2147 W Republic Road
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Rolando Papagayo practices general dentistry. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Papagayo honors.

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Derek Ryan Kaelin
Specializes in General Dentistry
540 W Lasalle Street
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Derek Kaelin's area of specialization is general dentistry. He 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
1103 E Montclair Street
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Christopher Meyer's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Meyer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1103 E Montclair Street; Suite 100
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Collins' area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He 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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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3237 E Sunshine Street
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Frank Cornella specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Springfield, MO. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1103 E Montclair Street; Suite 100
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. James Gipson is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Gipson is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gipson 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
1900 W Sunshine Street
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Alison Nelson is a general dentist in Springfield, MO. Dr. Nelson 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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Mark L Dake
Specializes in Orthodontics
2800 S Fremont Avenue
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Mark Dake is an orthodontist. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dake takes.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1103 E Montclair Street; Suite 100
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Steven Quinn specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Springfield, MO. Dr. Quinn is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Robert Fuchs
Specializes in General Dentistry
1211 E Bennett Street
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Robert Fuchs works as a general dentist. The average patient rating for Dr. Fuchs is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fuchs accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Stephen G Dove
Specializes in Dentistry
2910 E Battlefield Street
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Stephen Dove practices dentistry in Springfield, MO. He 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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Mehjabeen Zahirsha
Specializes in General Dentistry
3259 E Sunshine Street; Suite Q
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Mehjabeen Zahirsha's area of specialization is general dentistry. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Endodontics
1358 E Kingsley Street; Suite E
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Carol McCall practices endodontics (root canal treatment). She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. McCall honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
3259 E Sunshine Street; Suite Q
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Robert Reynolds' specialty is general dentistry. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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.