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We found 6 dentists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Raeford, NC.

Dr. Jeffrey Stewart Almony, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
102 W Southern Avenue
Raeford, NC
 

Dr. Jeffrey Almony is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He has indicated that his clinical interests include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. Dr. Almony is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Almony's distinctions include: Care Clinic Volunteer of the Year, Care Clinic Fayetteville; US Army A Designator, US Army Medical Department; and Order of Military Medical Merit, US Army Medical Department. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Richmond Memorial Hospital, Womack Army Medical Center, and FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

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Specializes in Orthodontics
301 Birch Street
Raeford, NC
 

Dr. John Griffies' area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Griffies is an in-network provider 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 General Dentistry
102 W Southern Avenue
Raeford, NC
 

Dr. Lawrence Bullard's area of specialization is general dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bullard takes.

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Specializes in Dentistry
718 Harris Avenue
Raeford, NC
 

Dr. Donald Johnson specializes in dentistry. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Dentistry
Building B 6837; Normany Road
Fort Bragg, NC
 

Dr. Paul Crites is a dentist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crites accepts.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
114 Campus Avenue
Raeford, NC
 

Dr. Mark Thompson works as a general dentist. Patient ratings for Dr. Thompson average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thompson honors 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.