We found 13 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Westminster, CO.

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Gregory Kent Ingalls
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
8025 Club Crest Drive
Arvada, CO
 

Dr. Gregory Ingalls is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. For his residency, Dr. Ingalls trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Ingalls is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Tooth Problems

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
7913 Allison Way; Suite 101
Arvada, CO
 

Dr. Robert Ryan is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. He is affiliated with Centura Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ryan is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Ryan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry
8025 Club Crest Drive
Arvada, CO
 

Dr. Nicholas Politano's areas of specialization are oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. For his residency, Dr. Politano trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Politano is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado.

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Scott Welch
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
421 W 104th Avenue; #201
Northglenn, CO
 

Dr. Scott Welch works as an oral surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Welch average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
7760 W 38th Avenue; Suite 102
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Anthony Musella practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Wheat Ridge, CO. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2761 W 120th Avenue; Suite 110
Westminster, CO
 

Dr. Nino Pollaccia specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
10350 Federal Boulevard; Unit 300
Federal Heights, CO
 

Dr. Trevor Johnson's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Johnson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
8025 Club Crest Drive
Arvada, CO
 

Dr. Richard O'Day specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Arvada, CO. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Day takes.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
9462 Federal Boulevard
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Gerald Trammell works as an oral surgeon in Denver, CO. Dr. Trammell is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
7760 W 38th Avenue; Suite 102
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Natalie Schafer is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Wheat Ridge, CO. Dr. Schafer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Richard A Newman
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
7913 Allison Way; Suite 101
Arvada, CO
 

Dr. Richard Newman specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Arvada, CO. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
7475 Dakin Street; Suite 643
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stearns' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Stearns's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Periodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry
8501 Turnpike Drive; Suite 208
Westminster, CO
 

Dr. Pearl Lai is a medical specialist in periodontics (gum disease), oral and maxillofacial surgery, and general dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lai accepts.

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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.
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