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We found 7 oral surgeons who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1423 near Pembroke Pines, FL.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4350 Sheridan Street; Suite 101
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Myles Krieger is an oral surgeon in Hollywood, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Krieger a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krieger honors. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center and Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Krieger (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 305
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Payton's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Payton takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Eustorgio A Lopez, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Preventive Medicine
3200 S University Drive
Davie, FL
 

Dr. Eustorgio Lopez specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and preventive medicine and practices in Miami, FL and Davie, FL. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He attended the University of São Paulo and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Lopez (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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

Dr. Steven Kaltman specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaltman accepts. Dr. Kaltman graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Jordan Michael Kaltman
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3200 S University Drive
Davie, FL
 

Dr. Jordan Kaltman specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Kaltman average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.