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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's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), reconstructive surgery, and trauma. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cooper University Health Care, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith's distinctions include: South Jersey Magazine; "Top Dentist"; and Philadelphia Magazine.

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Clinical interests: Oral Reconstruction, Dental Implant Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Tooth Extractions, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Carl Bifano is an oral and maxillofacial pathologist and oral surgeon. Dr. Bifano is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. For his residency, Dr. Bifano trained at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Philadelphia General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University.

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

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1001 Laurel Oak Road; Suite C1
Voorhees, NJ

Dr. Robert Mermer's specialties are oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mermer is affiliated with JFK Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
17 W Ormond Avenue
Cherry Hill, NJ

Dr. Jeffrey Wallis is an oral surgeon in Cherry Hill, NJ. Dr. Wallis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.