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We found 5 oral surgeons who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Highland Park, IL.

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

Dr. Richard Martino is an oral and maxillofacial pathologist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon. His clinical interests encompass jaw reconstruction, dental implant surgery, and mouth (oral) problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Martino is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Leslie Heffez is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Heffez (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Heffez trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University for his residency. Dr. Heffez takes 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
1770 1st Street; Suite 350
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Nathan Braverman's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His clinical interests encompass dental implant surgery and mouth (oral) problems. Dr. Braverman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Dental Implant Surgery

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

Dr. Mark Jacob's areas of specialization are oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patients rated Dr. Jacob highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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 works as an oral surgeon in Northbrook, IL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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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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.