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We found 4 oral surgeons who accept Humana HMO Premier near Acworth, GA.

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

Dr. Manuel Davila works as an oral surgeon. Dr. Davila's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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. He completed his residency training at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Davila speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Douglas Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Dr. Scott Patrick Rose, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
85 Golf Crest Drive; Suite 209
Acworth, GA
 

Dr. Scott Rose is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Dallas, GA, Acworth, GA, and Blue Ridge, GA. Dr. Rose honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Dr. Neysa Alice Coker, MD
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. Dr. Coker has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Coker completed a residency program 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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Lee Christopher Vandewater
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
85 Golf Crest Drive; Suite 209
Acworth, GA
 

Dr. Lee Vandewater's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Vandewater is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. Vandewater honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Vandewater's training includes a residency program at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center.

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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.