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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 surgeon in Lexington, KY. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Melvyn Sin Yeoh is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Lexington, KY. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He accepts 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, General Dentistry
1101 Veterans Drive
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Ehab Shehata is a Lexington, KY physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry. Dr. Shehata is professionally affiliated with Lexington VA Medical Center. He graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Enif Dominguez Fernandez, who practices in Lexington, KY, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. William Barker works as an oral surgeon. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Kenneth Bondra practices pediatric dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery in Lexington, KY. He takes 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
800 Rose Street
Lexington, KY
 

Dr. Robert Hunsaker's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Hunsaker is in-network for 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' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Vansickels is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, 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.