Finding Providers
loading

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

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

Dr. Jason Portnof is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Portnof average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Portnof is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Portnof (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Korean.

Read more
Hospitals affiliated with provider +
No Photo
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Otolaryngology
4350 Sheridan Street; Suite 101
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Myles Krieger works as an oral surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Krieger accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lankenau Medical Center and Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Krieger speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 305
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Payton practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Plantation, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Aventura, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Payton a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Payton's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. His clinical interests include oral surgery and facial surgery. Dr. McClure honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. McClure trained at Kings County Hospital Center for his residency. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Broward Health Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

Read more

Clinical interests: Facial Surgery, Oral Surgery

No Photo
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Preventive Medicine
3200 S University Drive
Davie, FL
 

Dr. Eustorgio Lopez's areas of specialization are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and preventive medicine; he sees patients in Miami, FL and Davie, FL. Dr. Lopez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, and Broward Health Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of São Paulo and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3200 S University Drive
Davie, FL
 

Dr. Steven Kaltman's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, and Broward Health Medical Center. Dr. Kaltman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3200 S University Drive
Davie, FL
 

Dr. Jordan Kaltman specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Davie, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kaltman at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Credentials

Dental School

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.