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We found 6 oral surgeons who accept United Healthcare Navigate HMO near Stuart, FL.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1203 Sw Sunset Trail
Palm City, FL
 

Dr. Bertrand Sorel, who practices in Palm City, FL, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Sorel graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
821 Se Ocean Boulevard; Suite A
Stuart, FL
 

Dr. Alan Haspel works as an oral surgeon in Stuart, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 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. Haspel takes.

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John David Karpinski
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2830 Se Federal Highway
Stuart, FL
 

Dr. John Karpinski works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Fort Pierce, FL and Stuart, FL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
821 East Ocean Bvld.; Suite A
Stuart, FL
 

Dr. Sorrell Strauss' area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Strauss is 5.0 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.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3476 Nw Federal Highway
Jensen Beach, FL
 

Dr. Rory Spearing works as an oral surgeon in Jensen Beach, FL. Dr. Spearing is in-network for 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
821 East Ocean Boulevard; Suite A
Stuart, FL
 

Dr. James Strauss' area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 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. Strauss accepts.

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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.