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We found 8 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. Martin Joseph Milne, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
25400 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 201
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Martin Milne is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Milne's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, dental implant surgery, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Milne's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Milne (or staff) speaks German and French.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Laser Surgery, Skin Issues, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, Dental Implant ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1993 County Road 1
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Manik Bedi is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Dunedin, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Bedi accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
168 14th Street Sw; Suite B
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Glen Jones specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Jones is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Jones trained at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2189 Cleveland Street; Suite 252
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Marvin Susskind's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1993 County Road 1
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Cary Stimson specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Stimson has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
168 14th Street Sw; Suite B
Largo, FL
 

Dr. James Horner practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Largo, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2720 Park Drive
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Reinaldo Claudio is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Claudio accepts.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
168 14th Street Sw; Suite B
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jesse Jakubowski's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Jakubowski average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jakubowski honors.

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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.