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, who practices in Springfield, MO, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. 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. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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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 studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Darling is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

Dr. Derek Kaelin's specialty is general dentistry. He is in-network for 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
1103 E Montclair Street
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Christopher Meyer works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Meyer is in-network for 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
1103 E Montclair Street; Suite 100
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Collins works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Collins accepts 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 is a general dentist in Springfield, MO. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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
3237 E Sunshine Street
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Frank Cornella is a physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cornella takes.

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

Dr. James Gipson is a physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gipson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1900 W Sunshine Street
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Alison Nelson's specialty is general dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nelson honors.

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Mark L Dake
Specializes in Orthodontics
2800 S Fremont Avenue
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Mark Dake practices orthodontics (braces). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Dake honors 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; Suite 100
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Steven Quinn specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Springfield, MO. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Stephen Dove practices dentistry. He accepts 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 practices general dentistry. Patient ratings for Dr. Zahirsha average 4.0 stars out of 5. She 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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Specializes in Endodontics
1358 E Kingsley Street; Suite E
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Carol McCall's area of specialization is endodontics (root canal treatment). Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

Dr. Robert Reynolds' area of specialization is general dentistry. Dr. Reynolds 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 General Dentistry
2105 W Kearney Street; Suite A
Springfield, MO
 

Dr. Todd Anderson practices general dentistry. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, 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.