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We found 7 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Guilford, CT.

Robert J Parker
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
87 State Street
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Robert Parker works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. His clinical interests include bone grafting, dental implant surgery, and wisdom teeth removal. Dr. Parker is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Parker's training includes residency programs at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Hospital of Saint Raphael.

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Clinical interests: Wisdom Teeth Removal, Dental Implant Surgery, Bone Grafting

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
87 State Street
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Bryan Meriam's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. 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
87 State Street
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Michael Johnson works as an oral surgeon in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Guilford, CT. Dr. Johnson trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson accepts. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tooth Extractions, Salivary Gland Problems, Anesthesia, Dental Implant Surgery, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
87 State Street
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Philip Conforti specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Conforti takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
145 Durham Road; Suite 2
Madison, CT
 

Dr. Karen Ablow's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients gave Dr. Ablow an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ablow takes. She welcomes new patients. She trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Dental Implant Surgery

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
87 State Street
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. James Scialabba's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Scialabba 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
87 State Street
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Robert Weinstock's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Weinstock accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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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.