We found 4 oral surgeons who accept Coventry Silver HMO near Davie, FL.

Dr. Jason Eli Portnof, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3200 S University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Jason Portnof works as an oral surgeon. Dr. Portnof is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Portnof include facial problems, dental implant surgery, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Palms West Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Portnof is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Portnof (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Mouth Problems, Sleep Problems, Botox Injection, Dental Implant ... (Read more)

Dr. Shawn Andrew McClure, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3200 S University Drive; Department of Omfs
Davie, FL
 

Dr. Shawn McClure's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of oral surgery and facial surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Dr. McClure is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McClure trained at Kings County Hospital Center.

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Clinical interests: Facial Surgery, Oral Surgery

Dr. Steven I Kaltman, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3200 South University Drive; Primary Office
Davie, FL
 

Dr. Steven Kaltman, who practices in Davie, FL, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, and Broward Health Medical Center. Dr. Kaltman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Preventive Medicine
3200 South University Drive; Primary Office
Davie, FL
 

Dr. Eustorgio Lopez works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist, and preventive medicine specialist in Miami, FL and Davie, FL. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of São Paulo and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Lopez's training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Lopez is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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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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