We found 342 dentists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Houston, TX.

Dr. Nagi Mtanios Demian, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nagi Demian is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Demian's areas of expertise include dental implant surgery, osteomyelitis, and jaw problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Demian's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Dental Implant Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Jaw Surgery, Osteomyelitis, Jaw ... (Read more)

Richard C Cardoso, MS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Cardoso works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and general dentist in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cardoso honors. Dr. Cardoso has received professional recognition including the following: New York Academy of Dentistry Ethics and Professionalism Award, New York Academy of Dentistry; National Health Service Corp Scholar; and Full Scholarship: New York University, College of Dentistry, National Health Service Corp.

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Dr. Jonathan Wayne Shum, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 2237
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Shum specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. Dr. Shum is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Henry Ford Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shum honors.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery, Microvascular Surgery, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaime Gateno, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Scurlock Tower, Suite 1228
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jaime Gateno's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Gateno has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Gateno's patients. Dr. Gateno is especially interested in cleft lip and palate. Dr. Gateno takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing Dr. Gateno's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Gateno attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Gateno is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Gateno is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate

Alexander M Won
Specializes in Prosthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Won works as a prosthodontist and oral surgeon. Dr. Won accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Won completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His distinctions include: American College of Prosthodontics Achievement Award, American College of Prosthodontics and Excellence in Prosthodontic Award. Dr. Won is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Kamal F Busaidy
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kamal Busaidy works as an oral surgeon in Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Busaidy's clinical interests: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), dental implant surgery, and periodontal (gum) disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Fractures, Jaw Surgery, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Osteomyelitis, Wisdom Teeth Removal, Mouth ... (Read more)

Dr. Eddy Ping Yang, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eddy Yang is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Yang include dental implant surgery, biopsy, and jaw problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Michigan Medical School. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bone Spurs, Dental Implant Surgery, Biopsy, Bone Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Bone Infection, ... (Read more)

Theresa Maria Hofstede, BS
Specializes in Prosthodontics
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Theresa Hofstede's area of specialization is prosthodontics (tooth repair and replacement). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hofstede honors. She trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for her residency. Her distinctions include: The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry; Tylman Research Second Place Award; and American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics. She is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Mary Ann Thomas-Taylor
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 614
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Thomas specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Thomas's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Thomas is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Ruth Alejandra Aponte-Wesson, MS
Specializes in Prosthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ruth Aponte-Wesson works as a prosthodontist and oral surgeon. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Aponte-Wesson is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Mark E Wong
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6550 Fannin Street; 2237
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Wong works as an oral surgeon. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Wong is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Donald F Cohen
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1522
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Donald Cohen's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise include dental implant surgery, sleep apnea, and jaw problems. Dr. Cohen is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Cohen is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Fractures, Jaw Surgery, Oral Cancer, Sleep Apnea, Mouth Problems, Dental Implant Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Manuel Marchena, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 2237
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jose Marchena's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Marchena completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Marchena (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Dutch.

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Jason S Hullett
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
24 Greenway Plaza; Suite 1708
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jason Hullett works as an oral surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in jaw problems, wounds, and trauma. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hullett's training includes a residency program at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. On average, patients gave Dr. Hullett a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Jaw Problems, Wounds, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Trauma

Dr. Chad Russell Seabold, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4550 Post Oak Place Drive; Suite 160
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Chad Seabold is an oral surgeon. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Seabold 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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Dr. David Michael Alfi, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1280
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Alfi specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Alfi include dental implant surgery, oral reconstruction, and osteomyelitis. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Alfi attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Alfi honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Oral Reconstruction, Fractures, Jaw Surgery, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Osteomyelitis, Dental ... (Read more)

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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.