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

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

Dr. Steven Tempel is an oral surgeon. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tempel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Tempel trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Tempel is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Joseph Laspisa practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delphi, and more. Dr. Laspisa trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for his 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 surgery specialist in Schaumburg, IL and Maywood, IL. He attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ads trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Ads is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Alan Forfar's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. 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
1375 E Schaumburg Road; Suite 330
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Alexandra Bialy is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Schaumburg, IL. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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.
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