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We found 7 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Pensacola, FL.

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Dr. Kevin Craig Dean, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4850 N 9th Avenue; Suite 4
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Dean sees patients in Pensacola, FL. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Dean is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dean is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueDental, Blue Choice, and more. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4400 Bayou Boulevard; Suite #44a
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Todd Timko's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Timko takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4850 N 9th Avenue; Suite 4
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. David Turbyfill is an oral surgeon in Pensacola, FL. Dr. Turbyfill takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4850 N 9th Avenue; Suite 1
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. John Morris practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Morris takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueDental, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Mark S Greskovich
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4850 N 9th Avenue; Suite 4
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Mark Greskovich is an oral surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Greskovich average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueDental, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greskovich accepts.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4850 N 9th Avenue; Suite 1
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Brett Laggan is an oral surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Laggan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4850 N 9th Avenue; #4
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Aaron Wallender is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Wallender honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 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.