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Dr. Jeffrey Scott Berkley, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
323 Main Street
West Haven, CT

Dr. Jeffrey Berkley is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Meriden, CT, Suite 10, CT, and West Haven, CT. On average, patients gave Dr. Berkley a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in cosmetic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Berkley speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MidState Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
185 Maple Avenue
North Haven, CT

Dr. Roger Lowlicht specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in North Haven, CT and Branford, CT. The average patient rating for Dr. Lowlicht is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lowlicht is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delta Dental, as well as other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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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
2560 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT

Dr. Philip Conforti's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Conforti trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for his residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Conforti's office for an appointment.

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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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