We found 8 oral surgeons who accept Guardian near New Haven, CT.

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Berkley, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Berkley is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Berkley is 4.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MidState Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delta Dental are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berkley takes. He is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Berkley is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Facial Pain, Implant Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Facial Reconstruction

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Roger Lowlicht's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Lowlicht is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and more. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Root Canals, Facial Pain, Anesthesia, Dental Implant Surgery, Jaw Surgery, Tooth Extractions, Mouth ... (Read more)

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Paul Ciuci specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is in-network for Guardian, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Ciuci attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Ciuci has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Mouth Problems, Dental Implant Surgery, Bone Grafting, Trauma, Jaw ... (Read more)

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Arthur Wilk's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Wilk has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Wilk is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Michael Safian practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Shelton, CT and New Haven, CT. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Safian include wisdom teeth removal. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Safian trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael for residency. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Safian honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Wisdom Teeth Removal

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Philip Conforti's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Conforti welcomes new patients. For his professional training, Dr. Conforti completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Karen Ablow's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Ablow is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ablow trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for her residency. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Ablow welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Dental Implant Surgery

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Fedele Volpe is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Volpe is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His training includes a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Volpe honors Guardian, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Mouth Problems

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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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