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. The average patient rating for Dr. Davila is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Davila takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Davila speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include WellStar Douglas Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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

Dr. Scott Rose's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. Rose 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 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.

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

Dr. Neysa Coker is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. She works in Acworth, GA, Woodstock, GA, and Douglasville, GA. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Coker trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coker honors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Dallas, GA, Marietta, GA, and Acworth, GA. Dr. Vandewater's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His professional affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. 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. Dr. Vandewater completed his residency training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center.

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William Kapgan
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. For his professional training, Dr. Kapgan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has a special interest in dental implant surgery, chin surgery, and cleft lip and palate repair. Dr. Kapgan accepts 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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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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