Finding Providers
loading

We found 4 dentists who accept Aetna Leap Specialty near Voorhees, NJ.

Dr. Brian M Smith, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6200 Main Street
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Brian Smith is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), reconstructive surgery, and trauma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Smith include: South Jersey Magazine; "Top Dentist"; and Philadelphia Magazine. He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Temple University Hospital (TUH).

Read more

Clinical interests: Oral Reconstruction, Dental Implant Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Wisdom Teeth Removal, ... (Read more)

Carl Angelo Bifano
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6200 Main Street
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Carl Bifano specializes in oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Bifano is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Philadelphia General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care and Temple University Hospital (TUH).

Read more

Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, Facial Reconstruction

No Photo
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1001 Laurel Oak Road; Suite C1
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Mermer is an oral and maxillofacial pathologist and oral surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Mermer average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mermer is an in-network provider for 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 JFK Medical Center.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
17 W Ormond Avenue
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Wallis' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wallis takes.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Research

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Dental School

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.