We found 6 oral surgeons who accept Humana near Danvers, MA.

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Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
104 Endicott Street; Suite 101
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Leonard Kaban is a medical specialist in head and neck surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kaban's residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), craniofacial surgery, and jaw surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Delta Dental, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kaban include: Harvard Med School Dean's Award for leadership in the Advancement of Women Faculty; Donald B. Osbon Outstanding Educator Award, American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial; and Surgery Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Kaban (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Craniofacial Surgery, Jaw Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
104 Endicott Street; Suite 101
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Maria Troulis specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Troulis (or staff) is conversant in Greek and French. In her practice, Dr. Troulis focuses on reconstructive surgery and jaw surgery. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. For her professional training, Dr. Troulis completed a residency program at Montreal General Hospital. Dr. Troulis accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delta Dental, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Jaw Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
104 Endicott Street; Suite 101
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Steven Scrivani's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Scrivani include salivary gland problems, headache, and trigeminal neuralgia. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delta Dental. Dr. Scrivani is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Scrivani is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Jaw Problems, Salivary Gland Problems, Cancer, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Neurological ... (Read more)

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
104 Endicott Street; Suite 101
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Jeffry Shaefer is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shaefer include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and facial pain. Dr. Shaefer is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delta Dental, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Shaefer completed his residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Facial Pain, Mouth Problems, Devices, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
104 Endicott Street; Suite 101
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Somi Kim's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), salivary gland problems, and reconstructive surgery. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delta Dental. Dr. Kim's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Korean. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Jaw Surgery, Jaw Problems, Surgical Procedures, Salivary Gland Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
104 Endicott Street; Suite 101
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. David Keith sees patients in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His residency was performed at Guy's Hospital, King's College Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. In Dr. Keith's practice, he is particularly interested in temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and facial pain. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delta Dental, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Facial Pain, Maxillofacial Surgery, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

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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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