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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3385 Dexter Court; Building 3, Suite 115
Davenport, IA
 

Dr. James Paul is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Paul's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Medicare insurance. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school, he completed his residency training at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa.

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

Dr. Carleton Hlady is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Moline, IL. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Paul Smith practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Shawn Bailey is a physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Bailey attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He accepts 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Moline, IL. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

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

Dr. Bradley Lutchka's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Lutchka accepts Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Craig Thatcher's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is in-network for 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
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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