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We found 6 oral surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Highland Park, IL.

Richard P Martino
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
900 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 208
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Richard Martino's specialties are oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Martino include jaw reconstruction, dental implant surgery, and mouth (oral) problems. Dr. Martino takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Dental Implant Surgery, Jaw Reconstruction

Dr. Nathan Alan Braverman, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1770 1st Street; Suite 350
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Nathan Braverman practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Highland Park, IL. His clinical interests include dental implant surgery and mouth (oral) problems. Dr. Braverman is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Dental Implant Surgery

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1893 Sheridan Road; #311
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Leslie Heffez is a Highland Park, IL physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heffez takes. In addition to English, Dr. Heffez (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Heffez is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1240 Meadow Road; Suite 300
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Mark Steinberg is an oral and maxillofacial pathologist and oral surgeon. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Steinberg attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Steinberg is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry
1893 Sheridan Road; Suite 311
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Mark Jacob is a physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. For his professional training, Dr. Jacob completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. The average patient rating for Dr. Jacob is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacob 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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William Louis Nickel
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1240 Meadow Road; Suite 300
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. William Nickel is an oral surgeon in Northbrook, IL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nickel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.