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Specializes in Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
259 Route 108
Somersworth, NH
 

Dr. Timothy Osborn works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr. Osborn accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
259 Route 108
Somersworth, NH
 

Dr. Peter Reich's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Reich is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Dentistry
668 Central Avenue
Dover, NH
 

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Specializes in Dentistry
2 Cocheco Park
Dover, NH
 

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Specializes in General Dentistry
42 Dover Point Road; Unit D
Dover, NH
 

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Specializes in Orthodontics
44 Dover Point Road, Unit A; Dover Point Office Park
Dover, NH
 

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Specializes in Dentistry
311 Route 108
Somersworth, NH
 

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

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Specializes in General Dentistry
89 Locust Street
Dover, NH
 

Dr. Jody Low'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 Pediatric Dentistry
700 Central Avenue
Dover, NH
 

Dr. Ralph Ergas is a pediatric dentist in Dover, NH. His average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
51 Webb Place; Suite 200
Dover, NH
 

Dr. Jennifer McConathy practices general dentistry in Dover, NH. Dr. McConathy is rated highly by her patients.

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Specializes in Dentistry
311 Route 108
Somersworth, NH
 

Dr. Lisa Slaughter's specialty is dentistry. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Dentistry
2 Cocheco Park
Dover, NH
 

Dr. Robert Orendorf's area of specialization is dentistry. Patients gave Dr. Orendorf an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
259 Route 108
Somersworth, NH
 

Dr. Vincent Albert is an oral surgeon. Dr. Albert's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars.

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Specializes in Periodontics
69 Silver Street
Dover, NH
 

Dr. Nomith Ramdev's area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients.

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Joshua Daniel Howard
Specializes in General Dentistry
750 Central Avenue; Suite Q
Dover, NH
 

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Specializes in General Dentistry
10 Mathes Terrace
Durham, NH
 

Dr. Bruce Bragdon is a general dentist. The average patient rating for Dr. Bragdon is 4.0 stars out of 5.

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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.