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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
930 16th Avenue
Moline, IL
 

Dr. Carleton Hlady is an oral surgeon. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
930 16th Avenue
Moline, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Lutchka is a Moline, IL physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
5345 Spring Street
Davenport, IA
 

Dr. Paul Smith works as an oral surgeon. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2305 East 52 Street; Suite 1
Davenport, IA
 

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
5345 Spring Street
Davenport, IA
 

Dr. Shawn Bailey works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Davenport, IA. Dr. Bailey honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
930 16th Avenue
Moline, IL
 

Dr. Craig Thatcher works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Moline, IL. Dr. Thatcher takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2305 E 52nd Street; Suite 1
Davenport, IA
 

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
7017 John Deere Parkway; Suite 2b
Moline, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Ade is an oral surgeon. She 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
2305 E 52nd Street; Suite 1
Davenport, IA
 

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2305 E 52nd Street; Suite 1
Davenport, IA
 

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
5345 Spring Street
Davenport, IA
 

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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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