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 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
1600 S Andrews Avenue; 3rd Floor, West Wing
Fort Lauderdale, 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. Leslie Harris Sultan
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4800 N Federal Highway; #201
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dr. Leslie Sultan practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Sultan include chin surgery, cleft lip and palate repair, and invisalign. Dr. Sultan's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. For his residency, Dr. Sultan trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Invisalign, Chin Surgery, Jaw Surgery, Jaw Problems

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

Dr. John Clarke is an oral surgeon in Plantation, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. His training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Clarke is conversant in Spanish. He 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.
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