We found 5 oral surgeons who accept Humana HMO Premier near Acworth, GA.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
85 Golf Crest Drive; Suite 209
Acworth, GA
 

Dr. Manuel Davila specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Acworth, GA, Blue Ridge, GA, and Dallas, GA. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Douglas Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. Davila's training includes a residency program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for 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
85 Golf Crest Drive; Suite 209
Acworth, GA
 

Dr. Scott Rose practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Dallas, GA, Acworth, GA, and Blue Ridge, GA. Dr. Rose's hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rose honors.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
85 Golf Crest Drive; Suite 209
Acworth, GA
 

Dr. Neysa Coker's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Coker takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She is affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
85 Golf Crest Drive; Suite 209
Acworth, GA
 

Dr. Lee Vandewater's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Vandewater is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center for his residency. His professional affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
5255 Stilesboro Road Nw; Suite 130
Kennesaw, GA
 

Dr. William Kapgan practices oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery in Kennesaw, GA. Dr. Kapgan is especially interested in dental implant surgery, chin surgery, and cleft lip and palate repair. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Jaw Problems, Dental Implant Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Chin Surgery, Jaw Surgery

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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.
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