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We found 9 oral surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Bronze HMO 006 near Honolulu, HI.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1580 Makaloa Street; Suite 725
Honolulu, HI
 

Dr. David Haynes' area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1060 Young Street; Suite 312
Honolulu, HI
 

Dr. Matthew Abraham's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1580 Makaloa Street; Suite 725
Honolulu, HI
 

Dr. Lewis Williamson practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Williamson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1580 Makaloa Street; Suite 725
Honolulu, HI
 

Dr. James Michino practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Honolulu, HI. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
500 Ala Moana Boulevard; Suite 7-300
Honolulu, HI
 

Dr. Robert Blair works as an oral surgeon. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1441 Kapiolani Boulevard; Suite 1225
Honolulu, HI
 

Dr. Kenneth Arakawa is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Honolulu, HI. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
900 Punahou Street; Suite 101
Honolulu, HI
 

Dr. George Wessberg is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Honolulu, HI. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1060 Young Street; Suite 312
Honolulu, HI
 

Dr. Emmanuel Taylor is an oral surgeon in Honolulu, HI. Dr. Taylor is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1700 Lanakila Avenue; 203
Honolulu, HI
 

Dr. Heera Chang is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in Honolulu, HI. Dr. Chang takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.