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We found 7 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Huntsville, AL.

Dr. Landon Douglas McLain, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2045 Cecil Ashburn Drive Se; Suite 101
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. Landon McLain is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. McLain studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cosmetic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delta Dental, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Surgery

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2317 Whitesburg Drive S
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. Steven Hudson specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Huntsville, AL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hudson honors. Dr. Hudson is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1105 Eagletree Lane Se
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. Gary Hudson specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hudson attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1107 Gleneagles Drive Sw
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. Leroy Kamelchuk's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Kamelchuk average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
910 Adams Street Se; Suite 215
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. Jason Miller is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Huntsville, AL. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Miller attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
910 Adams Street Se; Suite 215
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. Kenneth Guffey works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2314 Pansy Street Sw
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. Jim Duke works as an oral surgeon in Huntsville, AL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duke honors.

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What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the specialty providing surgical care for the mouth and jaw. It is unusual in that it is a hybrid specialty combining the professional education of both dentists and medical doctors. The path to becoming an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, or simply ‘oral surgeon,’ begins with graduating from dental school. The dentist then attends a surgical residency in a hospital, learning general surgical techniques alongside other physicians.

While many routine oral issues can be treated by a dentist, there are some that require specialized surgical care. Some of the procedures performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons include:
  • Removing wisdom teeth
  • Dental implants
  • Corrective surgery for facial deformities
  • Repair of facial trauma
  • Cleft lip or cleft palate surgery
  • TMJ surgery
  • Orthognathic surgery (jaw alignment)
  • Sleep apnea surgery

Some of these procedures are also performed by otolaryngologists or ENTs. There is quite a bit of overlap between the two specialties, and in many cases both will be qualified to perform a specific surgery. In general, oral surgeons are more likely to perform surgeries related to the mouth and jaw, such as wisdom tooth removal or TMJ surgery; whereas ENTs are more likely to handle cancers. However, areas of specialization are truly dependent on the individual physician.

One unusually convenient fact about oral and maxillofacial surgeons is that they are highly trained in the use of sedation and anesthesia, more so than any other doctors except anesthesiologists. This means that they are able to perform surgeries such as the removal of wisdom teeth on an outpatient basis in their office, without the need for an additional anesthesiologist on staff.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons combine surgical expertise with their knowledge of dentistry to provide serious care for the structures of the jaw and face.