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

Dr. Lawrence Dinkes works as a pediatric dentist and oral surgeon in Bridgeport, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. The average patient rating for Dr. Dinkes is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Delta Dental insurance. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Dinkes (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Dr. Dinkes is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1817 Black Rock Turnpike; Suite 3
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Lawrence Lipton's areas of specialization are pediatric dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Lipton has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lipton is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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. Andrew Spadinger works as a pediatric dentist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Bridgeport, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Spadinger is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delta Dental insurance. His practice is open to new patients. For his residency, Dr. Spadinger trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Spadinger (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Cerqueira is an in-network provider for Delta Dental insurance. Dr. Cerqueira (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Ira Slow's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 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
4747 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Robert Horne practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He 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
4747 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Howard Twersky practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Bridgeport, CT. The average patient rating for Dr. Twersky is 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
4747 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Brian Fitzgerald's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Fitzgerald has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors 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
4747 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Abed Alkhatib practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. 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
3715 Main Street; Suite 302
Bridgepoint, CT
 

Dr. Paul Rockoff, who practices in Bridgepoint, CT, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rockoff takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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
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.