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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry
1922 Thomson Drive
Lynchburg, VA
 

Mark Edward Blanchette, MS
Specializes in Orthodontics
1925 Thomson Drive
Lynchburg, VA
 

Dr. Mark Blanchette practices orthodontics (braces). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.

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Specializes in Dentistry
3718 Old Forest Road
Lynchburg, VA
 

Dr. James Burton's specialty is dentistry. Dr. Burton takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
3718 Old Forest Road
Lynchburg, VA
 

Dr. Keith Austin practices general dentistry in Lynchburg, VA. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 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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Specializes in Periodontics
519 Leesville Road
Lynchburg, VA
 

Dr. Sherman Smock's area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Smock average 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Dentistry
2229 Murrell Road
Lynchburg, VA
 

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Specializes in Dentistry
1949 Thomson Drive
Lynchburg, VA
 

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1342 Park Avenue
Lynchburg, VA
 

Dr. Augustus Petticolas is a general dentist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients.

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Specializes in Dentistry
140 Stoneridge Drive; Suite 200
Ruckersville, VA
 

Dr. Lauren Stump's area of specialization is dentistry. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stump is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Endodontics
101 Richeson Drive
Lynchburg, VA
 

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1934 Thomson Drive
Lynchburg, VA
 

Dr. John Barrick's specialty is general dentistry. Dr. Barrick has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients.

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Specializes in Dentistry
115 Wiggington Road
Lynchburg, VA
 

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Specializes in Dentistry
4700 Fort Avenue
Lynchburg, VA
 

Dr. Walter Phillips practices dentistry. Dr. Phillips has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He 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
1910 Thomson Drive
Lynchburg, VA
 

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Specializes in Dentistry
115 Wiggington Road
Lynchburg, VA
 

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Specializes in Dentistry
2616 Langhorne Road
Lynchburg, VA
 

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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.