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

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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 works as an oral and maxillofacial pathologist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Lake Forest, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Martino include jaw reconstruction, dental implant surgery, and mouth (oral) problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Martino is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1770 1st Street; Suite 350
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Nathan Braverman works as an oral surgeon in Highland Park, IL. 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. Dr. Braverman is especially interested in dental implant surgery and mouth (oral) problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Braverman takes. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Braverman's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Dental Implant Surgery

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

Dr. Leslie Heffez's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Heffez honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. 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 and maxillofacial surgeon. On average, patients gave Dr. Steinberg a rating of 4.5 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. Steinberg honors. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. 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 an oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry specialist in Chicago, IL, Highland Park, IL, and Evanston, IL. On average, patients gave Dr. Jacob a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacob honors. For his professional training, Dr. Jacob completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nickel include cleft lip and palate repair, chin liposuction, and invisalign. Dr. Nickel has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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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Clinical interests: Jaw Problems, Botox Injection, Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Invisalign, Chin Liposuction, Jaw ... (Read more)

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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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