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We found 41 dentists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Laredo, TX.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
2600 Cedar Avenue
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Norman Speer specializes in orthodontics (braces). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
220 W Hillside Road; Suite 1
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. John Britton is an oral and maxillofacial pathologist in Laredo, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Britton honors.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
7002 Mcpherson Avenue; Suite 104
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Castellano's area of specialization is pediatric dentistry. Dr. Castellano 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
707 E Calton Road; 202
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Hayde Garza-McCabe's specialty is general dentistry. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
2316 S Zapata Highway; Suite 190
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Melinda Karahroodi's area of specialization is general dentistry. She 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 Pediatric Dentistry
5300 San Dario Avenue; #c2
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Nisha Sundaragopal's specialty is pediatric dentistry. She 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 Pediatric Dentistry, General Dentistry
7002 Mcpherson Road; Suite 104
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Elva Jordan's areas of specialization are pediatric dentistry and general dentistry. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Dentistry
2219 O Kane
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Vito Ruiz works as a dentist. 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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Specializes in General Dentistry
1219 Corpus Christi Street; Suite B
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Hector Lopez is a general dentist in Laredo, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Lopez is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lopez is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Dentistry
1515 Pappas Street
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Diaz specializes in dentistry and practices in Laredo, TX. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1310 Junction Drive; Suite D
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Alessandro Vallone specializes in general dentistry. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Dentistry
2600 Cedar
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Maria Garcia's specialty is dentistry. Dr. Garcia takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Prosthodontics
2600 Cedar Avenue
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Gilberto Castillo specializes in prosthodontics (tooth repair and replacement). 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 Pathology
1519 E Bustamante Street; Suite B
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Rolando Salazar's specialty is oral and maxillofacial pathology. He accepts 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
5300 San Dario Avenue; # C-2
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Olakunle Johnson's area of specialization is general dentistry. Dr. Johnson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Dentistry
1515 Pappas Street
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Teresa Nguyen's area of specialization is dentistry. 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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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.