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Specializes in General Dentistry
320 Blair Street
Hollidaysburg, PA
 

Dr. Richard Gonsman's specialty is general dentistry. Dr. Gonsman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2606 Broad Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Kaczor practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Altoona, PA. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Altoona. His training includes a residency program at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh. Dr. Kaczor is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
901 S Logan Boulevard
Hollidaysburg, PA
 

Dr. Randal Patterson's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patterson is professionally affiliated with James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
2021 Plank Road
Duncansville, PA
 

Dr. Ronald Sommer is a general dentist in Duncansville, PA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
100 Logan Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Charles Dombrowski works as a general dentist in Altoona, PA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dombrowski honors.

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Specializes in Dentistry
712 Logan Boulevard
Hollidaysburg, PA
 

Dr. James Smith works as a dentist. Dr. Smith is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
712 Logan Boulevard
Hollidaysburg, PA
 

Dr. Stephanie Toms' specialty is orthodontics (braces). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
204 W Plank Road
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Dennis Dobbins practices general dentistry. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Dobbins honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Endodontics, General Dentistry
175 Lakemont Park Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Mina Saad works as an endodontist and general dentist in Altoona, PA. Dr. Saad has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
1041 3rd Avenue
Duncansville, PA
 

Dr. Bryan Cioffari's specialty is general dentistry. Patient reviews placed Dr. Cioffari at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
3420 Pleasant Valley Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Mitchell Somers is a general dentist in Altoona, PA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
211 Penn Street
Hollidaysburg, PA
 

Dr. Paul Hetrick is a general dentist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hetrick is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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