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Gary Lee Grimm Jr.
Specializes in General Dentistry
2727 Hollycroft Street West Building; Suite 470
Gig Harbor, WA
 

Dr. Gary Grimm practices general dentistry. He is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. For his professional training, Dr. Grimm completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
2520 N Alder Street
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. L. Tuley is a general dentist in Tacoma, WA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tuley takes.

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Lisa A Block, MS
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
3519 56th Street Nw; Suite 140
Gig Harbor, WA
 

Dr. Lisa Block practices pediatric dentistry. Dr. Block is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
5122 Olympic Drive Nw; B-104
Gig Harbor, WA
 

Dr. Scott Studerus works as a general dentist. Dr. Studerus has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes 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
6659 Kimball Drive; Suite D 401
Gig Harbor, WA
 

Dr. Daniel Byrne specializes in general dentistry. 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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David Robert Mullin
Specializes in Periodontics
8801 Randall Drive Nw
Gig Harbor, WA
 

Dr. David Mullin specializes in periodontics (gum disease). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
5401 6th Avenue; Suite 201
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Parvin Abedi is a general dentist in Tacoma, WA. Dr. Abedi's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
5513 N 35th Street
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Sonia Pal specializes in general dentistry. She 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
7116 Stinson Avenue; Suite B315
Gig Harbor, WA
 

Dr. Ryan Jones specializes in general dentistry and practices in Gig Harbor, WA. 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 General Dentistry
1919 N Pearl Street; Suite A3
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. David Wagner's specialty is general dentistry. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wagner 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 General Dentistry
3602 6th Avenue; Suite 104
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Lavonne Sawyer specializes in general dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sawyer takes.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
2210 N 30th Street; Suite #b
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Clara Kessler's area of specialization is general dentistry. Patient ratings for Dr. Kessler average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Dentistry
2215 N 30th Street; Suite 104
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. John Winskill specializes in dentistry and practices in Tacoma, WA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Winskill 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 Dentistry
5122 Olympic Drive Nw; B102
Gig Harbor, WA
 

Dr. Douglas Clarke is a dentist in Gig Harbor, WA. He is in-network 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 General Dentistry
1919 N Pearl Street; Suite A1
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Alyce O'Brien's area of specialization is general dentistry. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. O'Brien takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Paul Sioda
Specializes in General Dentistry
1919 N Pearl Street; Suite A-5
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Paul Sioda works as a general dentist in Tacoma, WA. Dr. Sioda's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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.