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We found 8 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Bowling Green, KY.

Thomas M Thompson
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1848 Lyda Avenue
Bowling Green, KY
 

Dr. Thomas Thompson's specialties are oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thompson is affiliated with TriStar Health.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
895 Wilkinson Trace; Suite B
Bowling Green, KY
 

Dr. Edyee Sturgill is a Bowling Green, KY physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sturgill is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1938 Lyda Avenue
Bowling Green, KY
 

Dr. James Sutton is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Bowling Green, KY. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1938 Lyda Avenue
Bowling Green, KY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Clark's specialties are oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. He practices in Bowling Green, KY. He is in-network 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
627 Eastwood Avenue
Bowling Green, KY
 

Dr. Charles Nuckols is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Bowling Green, KY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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 Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1938 Lyda Avenue
Bowling Green, KY
 

Dr. Jerry Cohron is an oral and maxillofacial pathologist and oral surgeon in Bowling Green, KY. He accepts 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
546 Park Street; Suite 500
Bowling Green, KY
 

Dr. Julie Gaskill specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Bowling Green, KY. The average patient rating for Dr. Gaskill is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gaskill honors 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
1938 Lyda Avenue
Bowling Green, KY
 

Dr. Tony Greer's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes 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.