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We found 5 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Schaumburg, IL.

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Steven Frederick Tempel
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
290 Springfield Drive; Suite 190
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Steven Tempel's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Tempel has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. For his professional training, Dr. Tempel completed a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Joseph A La Spisa
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4949 Euclid Avenue; Suite A
Palatine, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Laspisa's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Laspisa average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delphi, and more. Dr. Laspisa trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
91 W. Schaumburg Road
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Hussein Ads is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Schaumburg, IL and Maywood, IL. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ads takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Ads attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1701 E Woodfield Road; Suite 130
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Alan Forfar is an oral surgeon in Schaumburg, IL. Dr. Forfar's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network 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
1375 E Schaumburg Road; Suite 330
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Alexandra Bialy's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients gave Dr. Bialy an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bialy accepts.

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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.