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We found 97 dentists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Providence, RI.

Craig E Elice
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
226 Waterman Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Craig Elice practices pediatric dentistry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Hasbro Children's Hospital. Dr. Elice trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1265 Reservoir Avenue
Cranston, RI
 

Dr. Martin Elson's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Elson has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elson include oral surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Oral Surgery

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Specializes in General Dentistry
909 N Main Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Elizeu Lima specializes in general dentistry. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Francis A Connor Jr.
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
123 School Street
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Francis Connor's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital. His residency was performed at Bellevue Hospital Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Connor at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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John Carl Simkevich
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
123 School Street
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. John Simkevich's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Simkevich is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Paul Joseph Matrullo
Specializes in General Dentistry
1280 Park Avenue
Cranston, RI
 

Dr. Paul Matrullo specializes in general dentistry and practices in Cranston, RI. Dr. Matrullo's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
123 School Street
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Steven Brown works as an oral surgeon. Dr. Brown's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Brown trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
148 Waterman Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Thomas Mulvey works as a pediatric dentist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mulvey honors.

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Daniel Joseph Kane
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
21 Peace Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Daniel Kane practices pediatric dentistry. Dr. Kane honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1090 Cranston Street
Cranston, RI
 

Dr. Usman Fazli works as a general dentist. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
878 Newport Avenue
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Dimitri Ganim's specialty is general dentistry. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ganim honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
425 County Road
Barrington, RI
 

Dr. John Moakler's specialty is general dentistry. Dr. Moakler has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1384 Atwood Avenue
Johnston, RI
 

Dr. Ambreen Bawa specializes in general dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bawa honors.

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Specializes in Dentistry
140 Newport Avenue
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Anita Vasvani is a dentist in Pawtucket, RI. Dr. Vasvani is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
629 Budlong Road
Cranston, RI
 

Dr. Gregory Bender practices general dentistry. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
148 Waterman Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Farisa Mulvey's areas of specialization are pediatric dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She speaks Thai.

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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.