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Michael Edward Werner
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3425 Ensign Road Ne; Suite 310
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Michael Werner specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes 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 Tripler Army Medical Center.

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Jeffrey Trent Welch
Specializes in General Dentistry
108 22nd Avenue Sw; #16
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Trent Welch is a general dentist. Dr. Welch's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3924 Martin Way E
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Brian Jackson works as an oral and maxillofacial pathologist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Jackson's training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital.

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Andrew Max Noble
Specializes in General Dentistry
1530 Black Lake Boulevard Sw; Suite A103
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Andrew Noble specializes in general dentistry and practices in Olympia, WA. Dr. Noble is in-network for 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, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3924 Martin Way E
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Gerald Dolgash practices oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery in Olympia, WA. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dolgash's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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Specializes in Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry
344 Cleveland Avenue; Suite J
Olympia, WA
 

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3425 Ensign Road Ne; Suite 310
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Charles Weber is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. For his residency, Dr. Weber trained at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center and Madigan Army Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He 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 Pediatric Dentistry
2612 Yelm Highway Se; Suite A
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. James Allinder practices pediatric dentistry in Olympia, WA. Dr. Allinder trained at Madigan Army Medical Center for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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 General Dentistry
5024 Lacey Boulevard Se
Lacey, WA
 

Dr. Venn Peterson specializes in general dentistry. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Peterson 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 Pediatric Dentistry
108 W 22 Avenue; Suite 16
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Danny Davidson's area of specialization is pediatric dentistry. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Steven Ross Alexander, MS
Specializes in Dentistry
3620 Ensign Road Ne; Suite A
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Steven Alexander practices dentistry in Olympia, WA. The average patient rating for Dr. Alexander is 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Dentistry
1010 Union Avenue Se
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. James Hutchinson works as a dentist in Olympia, WA. He is rated highly by his patients.

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Elisabeth Louise Easley
Specializes in Periodontics
128 Lilly Road; Suite 105
Olympia, WA
 

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Specializes in Orthodontics
6120 Capitol Boulevard Se
Tumwater, WA
 

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Specializes in General Dentistry
6015 Capitol Boulevard
Tumwater, WA
 

Dr. Steven Paige specializes in general dentistry and practices in Tumwater, WA. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Endodontics
222 Lilly Road Ne; Suite A
Olympia, WA
 

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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.