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We found 8 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Shreveport, LA.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Ghali Ghali's specialties are plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, and oral and maxillofacial surgery. He practices in Shreveport, LA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ghali graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1501 Kings Highway; Department of Oral Surgery
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Dongsoo Kim, who practices in Shreveport, LA, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. 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. Dr. Kim studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1501 Kings Highway; Department of Oral Surgery
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Jennifer Woerner specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1501 Kings Highway; Department of Oral Surgery
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Cedric Loud works as an oral surgeon. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1501 Kings Highway; Department of Oral Surgery
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Celso Palmieri is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Shreveport, LA. Dr. Palmieri honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
915 Shreveport Barksdale Highway
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Walter James, who practices in Shreveport, LA, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. James average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. James honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Dr. Wendell Wayne Neeley II, MD, MS
Specializes in Orthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA
 

Dr. Wendell Neeley is an orthodontics (braces) and oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in Shreveport, LA. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2160 Arline Drive
Bossier City, LA
 

Dr. W. Worley's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He 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.