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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, who practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Portnof is 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 accepts. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Portnof trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. 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.

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

Dr. Myles Krieger practices oral and maxillofacial surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Krieger graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Lankenau Medical Center and Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Krieger's professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Kevin Payton specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Plantation, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Aventura, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Payton accepts. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Payton speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West.

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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 works as an oral surgeon in Davie, FL, Miami, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His areas of expertise consist of oral surgery and facial surgery. He 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. Dr. McClure graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Kings County Hospital Center for his residency. Dr. McClure is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Broward Health Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Facial Surgery, Oral Surgery

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Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Preventive Medicine
3200 S University Drive
Davie, FL
 

Dr. Eustorgio Lopez is a specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and preventive medicine. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Lopez attended the University of São Paulo and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Lopez honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lopez's 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 S University Drive
Davie, FL
 

Dr. Steven Kaltman is a specialist 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Kaltman is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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

Dr. Jordan Kaltman is an oral surgeon in Davie, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Dr. Kaltman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.