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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
591 South Horsebarn Road; Suite 100
Rogers, AR
 

Dr. Jeffrey Rockacy is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Rockacy takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Mayo Medical School and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
591 South Horsebarn Road; Suite 100
Rogers, AR
 

Dr. Robert Lewis specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He speaks Afrikaans. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO. Dr. Lewis's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lewis honors.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
591 South Horsebarn Road; Suite 100
Rogers, AR
 

Dr. David Baker is an oral surgeon in Rogers, AR. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO. For his residency, Dr. Baker trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
591 Horsebarn Road; #100
Rogers, AR
 

Dr. Benjamin Allen's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.