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John W Park, DMD
Specializes in Periodontics
3773-c Martin Way
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. John Park's specialty is periodontics (gum disease). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Angela J Chavez, DMD
Specializes in Dentistry
3773 Martin Way E # C; Suite 105
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Angela Chavez specializes in dentistry. She honors 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Olympia, WA. For his professional training, Dr. Jackson completed a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Wendy J OHaver, DDS
Specializes in General Dentistry
6120 Capitol Boulevard Se
Tumwater, WA
 

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

Dr. Gerald Dolgash specializes in oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dolgash honors. Dr. Dolgash completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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Dean B Johnson, DMD
Specializes in Orthodontics
6120 Capitol Boulevard Se
Tumwater, WA
 

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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 and practices in Olympia, WA. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. For his professional training, Dr. Werner completed a residency program at Tripler Army Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
6120 Capitol Boulevard Se
Tumwater, WA
 

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Mindy A Brown, DMD
Specializes in General Dentistry
3773-c Martin Way; Suite 105
Olympia, WA
 

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3773-c Martin Way; Suite 105
Olympia, WA
 

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Yathindran J Lingam-Nattamai
Specializes in General Dentistry
2600 Yelm Highway Se
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Yathindran Lingam-Nattamai practices general dentistry in Olympia, WA. Dr. Lingam-Nattamai has indicated that his clinical interests include cleft lip and palate repair.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate Repair

Nancy SY Wang, DDS
Specializes in Endodontics
6120 Capitol Boulevard Se
Tumwater, WA
 

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Jasjit Minhas, DDS
Specializes in General Dentistry
3773-c Martin Way; Suite 105
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Jasjit Minhas' area of specialization is general dentistry. Dr. Minhas takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

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

Dr. Charles Weber's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Weber's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His medical residency was performed at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center and Madigan Army Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
2612 Yelm Highway Se; Suite A
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. James Allinder's area of specialization is pediatric dentistry. The average patient rating for Dr. Allinder is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allinder honors. For his professional training, Dr. Allinder completed a residency program at Madigan Army Medical Center.

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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.
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