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We found 7 dentists who accept Aetna near Plainview, NY.

Dr. Scott Allyn Siegel, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
510 Broadhollow Road; Suite 130
Melville, NY
 

Dr. Scott Siegel's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients rated Dr. Siegel highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Plainview Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siegel accepts. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Siegel is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Siegel trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1181 Old Country Road; Suite 4
Plainview, NY
 

Dr. Barry Bass specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bass include dental implant surgery, oral biopsy, and mouth (oral) problems. He is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Syosset Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. He trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Bass is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Oral Biopsy, Mouth Problems

Evan Ashley Lynn
Specializes in Endodontics
999 Walt Whitman Road; Suite 302
Melville, NY
 

Dr. Evan Lynn's area of specialization is endodontics (root canal treatment). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lynn is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1181 Old Country Road; Suite 4
Plainview, NY
 

Dr. Tracey Rosenberg's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Rosenberg is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenberg speaks Spanish.

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Naleesa M Lee
Specializes in Periodontics
1600 Stewart Avenue; Suite 102
Westbury, NY
 

Dr. Naleesa Lee works as a periodontist. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Matthew Hyde
Specializes in General Dentistry
1670 Old Country Road; Suite 216
Plainview, NY
 

Dr. Matthew Hyde's area of specialization is general dentistry. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hyde at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, TRICARE, and more.

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Jay Ritter
Specializes in General Dentistry
980 N Broadway
Massapequa, NY
 

Dr. Jay Ritter practices general dentistry. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, 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.