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's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Tempel trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for his residency. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tempel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His practice is open to new patients.

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Joseph Anthony 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. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Schaumburg, IL and Maywood, IL. His education and training includes medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient ratings for Dr. Ads average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include 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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Forfar average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as 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 area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She 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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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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