We found 6 dentists who accept Medicaid near Wellesley Hills, MA.

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Dr. Bonnie L Padwa, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
9 Hope Avenue; Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery
Waltham, MA

Dr. Bonnie Padwa is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Padwa's clinical interests include cysts, cleft lip and palate, and craniofacial surgery. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Padwa attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Padwa has received professional recognition including the following: Board Certified In Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Cysts, Craniofacial Surgery, Jaw Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate, Jaw Problems, Mouth ... (Read more)

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Wellesley Hills Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Ass.
Wellesley Hills, MA

Dr. Robert Gilardetti's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Gilardetti is an in-network provider for Medicaid insurance. He is open to new patients. After attending Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Gilardetti completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Italian.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
486 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA

Dr. Sara Runnels' medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Runnels average 4.0 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Norwood Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Runnels has an open panel. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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Christian Mark Karavolas
Specializes in General Dentistry
20 Hope Avenue; #306
Waltham, MA

Dr. Chris Karavolas' specialty is general dentistry. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Karavolas is an in-network provider for Medicaid Managed Care, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Dentistry
11 Emerson Road
Wellesley, MA

Dr. Nicole Holland specializes in dentistry and practices in Danvers, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Holland takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Delta Dental, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Ryne Steven Johnson
Specializes in Prosthodontics
447 Centre Street
Newton, MA

Dr. Ryne Johnson's area of specialization is prosthodontics (tooth repair and replacement). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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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