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We found 12 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO 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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Ingalls a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Tooth Problems

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

Dr. Robert Ryan is a physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Ryan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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

Dr. Nicholas Politano works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and general dentist in Arvada, CO. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado. 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. Dr. Politano completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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

Dr. Scott Welch's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Welch is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

Dr. Anthony Musella's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Musella honors.

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

Dr. Nino Pollaccia works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Westminster, CO. Dr. Pollaccia's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pollaccia honors.

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

Dr. Richard O'Day's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

Dr. Gerald Trammell is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Denver, CO. 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
7760 W 38th Avenue; Suite 102
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Natalie Schafer is an oral surgeon in Wheat Ridge, CO. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

Dr. Richard Newman practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Newman is in-network 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
7475 Dakin Street; Suite 643
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stearns specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Stearns is rated highly 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 Periodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry
8501 Turnpike Drive; Suite 208
Westminster, CO
 

Dr. Pearl Lai is a specialist in periodontics (gum disease), oral and maxillofacial surgery, and general dentistry. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.