We found 4 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze EPO near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Dr. Jason Eli Portnof, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
100 Se 15th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Jason Portnof is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Fort Lauderdale, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Portnof a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Portnof takes. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Portnof attended Weill Cornell Medical College and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Portnof (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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

Dr. Shawn McClure practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Davie, FL, Miami, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His clinical interests encompass oral surgery and facial surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. McClure attended Temple University School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Broward Health Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Facial Surgery, Oral Surgery

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

Dr. Leslie Sultan sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Sultan's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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

Dr. John Clarke's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Clarke trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Clarke speaks Spanish. Dr. Clarke is 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.