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We found 8 oral surgeons who accept Medicare near Lexington, KY.

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Specializes in Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
800 Rose Street; Ste D-508
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Larry Cunningham works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Cunningham is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
800 Rose Street; Room D104
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Melvyn Sin Yeoh is a physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Yeoh is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry
1101 Veterans Drive
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Ehab Shehata is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry. He works in Lexington, KY. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shehata accepts. He is a graduate of Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Lexington VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2533 Larkin Road; Suite 101
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Kenneth Bondra is a specialist in pediatric dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Bondra 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
800 Rose Street
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Enif Dominguez Fernandez is an oral surgeon. She honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1401 Harrodsburg Road; Suite B-395
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. William Barker practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He accepts 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
800 Rose Street
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Robert Hunsaker works as an oral surgeon. Dr. Hunsaker takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
800 Rose Street
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Joseph Vansickels practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Vansickels average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vansickels takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, 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.