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We found 10 oral surgeons who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 020 near Stoneham, MA.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
88 Montvale Avenue; Suite 5
Stoneham, MA
 

Dr. Hamid Esbah-Tabatabaie practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Esbah-Tabatabaie is in-network for 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
810 Main Street
Melrose, MA
 

Dr. Paul Gordon is an oral surgeon. Dr. Gordon accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with Melrose-Wakefield Hospital and NSMC Salem Hospital (Salem, MA). He has a closed panel.

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Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
810 Main Street
Melrose, MA
 

Dr. Melissa Lackey's medical specialty is head and neck surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. She is affiliated with Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Lackey completed her residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
92 High Street; Unit Dh26
Medford, MA
 

Dr. Tony Woo specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Medford, MA and Framingham, MA. Dr. Woo honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
88 Montvale Avenue; Suite 5
Stoneham, MA
 

Dr. Neil Hornung's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hornung average 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hornung honors.

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Andrew P Abela
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
955 Main Street; Suite #210
Winchester, MA
 

Dr. Andrew Abela is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Winchester, MA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Abela is in-network for 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
69 Malden Street
Revere, MA
 

Dr. Edward D'eramo practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. D'eramo accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
563 Broadway; #4
Everett, MA
 

Dr. Paul Tesone specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Everett, MA. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
810 Main Street
Melrose, MA
 

Dr. Francis McNamara practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Melrose, MA. 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 Surgery
106 Main Street
Stoneham, MA
 

Dr. Howard Seplowitz is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Seplowitz is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Seplowitz takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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.