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Specializes in General Dentistry
320 Blair Street
Hollidaysburg, PA
 

Dr. Richard Gonsman's specialty is general dentistry. Dr. Gonsman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2606 Broad Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Kaczor practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He completed his residency training at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh. He 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. Dr. Kaczor is affiliated with UPMC Altoona.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
901 S Logan Boulevard
Hollidaysburg, PA
 

Dr. Randal Patterson practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Patterson is professionally affiliated with James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
2021 Plank Road
Duncansville, PA
 

Dr. Ronald Sommer specializes in general dentistry and practices in Duncansville, PA. Dr. Sommer 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.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
100 Logan Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Charles Dombrowski works as a general dentist. Dr. Dombrowski's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Dentistry
712 Logan Boulevard
Hollidaysburg, PA
 

Dr. James Smith's specialty is dentistry. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
712 Logan Boulevard
Hollidaysburg, PA
 

Dr. Stephanie Toms' area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
204 W Plank Road
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Dennis Dobbins is a general dentist in Altoona, PA. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Endodontics, General Dentistry
175 Lakemont Park Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Mina Saad specializes in endodontics (root canal treatment) and general dentistry and practices in Altoona, PA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saad honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1041 3rd Avenue
Duncansville, PA
 

Dr. Bryan Cioffari's area of specialization is general dentistry. The average patient rating for Dr. Cioffari is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cioffari honors.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
3420 Pleasant Valley Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Mitchell Somers works as a general dentist. Dr. Somers is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
211 Penn Street
Hollidaysburg, PA
 

Dr. Paul Hetrick practices general dentistry. Dr. Hetrick has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, 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.
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