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Lawrence Dinkes
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4702 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Lawrence Dinkes' areas of specialization are pediatric dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Delta Dental insurance. For his professional training, Dr. Dinkes completed a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Dinkes (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4747 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Robert Horne's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. 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 Pediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1817 Black Rock Turnpike; Suite 3
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Lawrence Lipton's specialties are pediatric dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Lipton is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Patient ratings for Dr. Lipton average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lipton takes. Dr. Lipton has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Root Canals

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2900 Main Street, Suite 2e; Unit 2e
Stratford, CT
 

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4702 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Andrew Spadinger's specialties are pediatric dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. He practices in Bridgeport, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Spadinger is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delta Dental insurance. His training includes a residency program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Spadinger (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Root Canals

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4702 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Paula Cerqueira works as a pediatric dentist and oral surgeon in Bridgeport, CT, Huntington, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Cerqueira (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Cerqueira is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She honors Delta Dental insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4747 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Howard Twersky works as an oral surgeon in Bridgeport, CT. Patients rated Dr. Twersky highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Twersky honors.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1825 Barnum Avenue; Suite 303
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Ira Slow specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Slow's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4747 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Brian Fitzgerald's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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
4747 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Abed Alkhatib specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Bridgeport, CT. Dr. Alkhatib 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
1305 Post Road; Suite 303
Fairfield, CT
 

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3715 Main Street; Suite 302
Bridgepoint, CT
 

Dr. Paul Rockoff practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Bridgepoint, CT. Patients gave Dr. Rockoff an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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
90 Brooklawn Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
 

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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.