We found 21 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Palos Heights, IL.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
7625 W. 159th Street
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Vassos Hajiharis' area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Hajiharis is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4435 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Wilson Heaton specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Oak Lawn, IL. 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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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6305 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Dennis Morris works as an oral surgeon in Oak Lawn, IL. He 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, General Dentistry
7400 W College Drive
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Nicholas Cudney, who practices in Palos Heights, IL, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry. Dr. Cudney is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. For his professional training, Dr. Cudney completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
7625 W. 159th Street
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Aaron Tucke's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
7625 W. 159th Street
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Carlo Pagni practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Oak Lawn, IL and Tinley Park, IL. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Pagni is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
7400 W College Drive; Suite 208
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Shane Doot is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Doot is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Lester Beste practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Beste at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Choice. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
7625 W. 159th Street
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Faisal Khan practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Oak Lawn, IL and Tinley Park, IL. Dr. Khan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6305 W 95th Street; Suite 301
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. William Flick's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. 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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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
15300 West Avenue; Suite 113
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Sunil Sinha's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
16011 S. 108th Avenue; 16011 S. 108th Avenue
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Robert Bosack's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Bosack's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Donald Bonomo's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bonomo is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
10713 W 159th Street
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Louis Korompilas is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
10713 W 159th Street
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Bryon Bouchelion's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Bouchelion average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
7400 W College Drive
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Terrence Wall specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Palos Heights, IL. He takes 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.