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We found 5 oral surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Surprise, AZ.

Dr. Bradley Tayler Hammond, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
16936 W Bell Road; Suite 203
Surprise, AZ
 

Dr. Bradley Hammond's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Hammond is conversant in Japanese. He is affiliated with Banner Health. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Elliott Rickard Bailey
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
15264 N Brookside Lane; #150
Surprise, AZ
 

Dr. Elliott Bailey practices pediatric dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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Jeffrey Neil Brownstein
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
15264 N Brookside Lane; #150
Surprise, AZ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Brownstein's areas of specialization are pediatric dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital. Dr. Brownstein honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Tina M Ptacek
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
15264 N Brookside Lane; #150
Surprise, AZ
 

Dr. Tina Ptacek specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Phoenix, AZ, Peoria, AZ, and Surprise, AZ. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ptacek is affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
10613 W Olive Avenue; Suite 201
Peoria, AZ
 

Dr. Stuart Sanders works as an oral surgeon in Peoria, AZ. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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.