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We found 6 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze EPO near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Michienzi is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Michienzi include craniofacial surgery. Dr. Michienzi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Michienzi attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Craniofacial Surgery

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Jason Portnof is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Portnof (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Korean. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Portnof honors.

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Dr. Jose I Garri, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Jose Garri works as a plastic surgeon and oral surgeon. He is especially interested in oral surgery, facial surgery, and spider veins. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garri takes. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, Harlem Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. In addition to English, Dr. Garri speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Spider Veins, Facial Surgery, Oral Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery

Dr. Shawn Andrew McClure, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1600 S. Andrews Avenue; 3rd Floor West Wing Department
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Shawn McClure is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: oral surgery and facial surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. McClure graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. McClure is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Facial Surgery, Oral Surgery

John Rushford Clarke
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
5181 Ne 19th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. John Clarke's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Clarke honors. For his professional training, Dr. Clarke completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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Dr. Leslie Harris Sultan
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4800 North Federal Highway; Suite 201
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Leslie Sultan is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Dr. Sultan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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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.