We found 9 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Columbia, MD.

David C Bastacky
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
516 N Rolling Road; Suite 104
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. David Bastacky's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Bastacky completed his residency training at Washington Hospital Center and National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has a special interest in dental implant surgery, jaw problems, and reconstructive surgery. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bastacky takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital and LifeBridge Health.

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Clinical interests: Jaw Problems, Surgical Procedures, Dental Procedures, Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3450 Ellicott Center Drive; Suite 104
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Antoine Johnson specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Ellicott City, MD, Glendale, MD, and Baltimore, MD. His clinical interests encompass oral surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Johnson trained at Washington Hospital Center and National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital and LifeBridge Health.

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Clinical interests: Oral Surgery

Dr. Daniel Theodore Richardson, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6865 Deerpath Road; Suite 302
Elkridge, MD
 

Dr. Daniel Richardson is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise include oral surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Richardson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Richardson's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Oral Surgery

Michael Illar Muul
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6798 Oak Hall Lane; Suite 110
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Michael Muul's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Muul's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Muul is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

Paul Alexander German
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
5140 Dorsey Hall Drive
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Paul German specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. German include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Howard County General Hospital. Dr. German is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His training includes residency programs at Valley Medical Center of Fresno and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Maxillofacial Surgery

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
10630 Little Patuxent Parkway; Suite 410
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Kevin Asher's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Asher trained at Howard University Hospital for his residency. His areas of expertise include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Asher is professionally affiliated with Howard County General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3450 Ellicott Center Drive; Suite 104
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. L. Weinstein practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Ellicott City, MD. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weinstein honors.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
10782 Hickory Ridge Road; 10782 Hickory Ridge Road
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. George Hurwitz is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Columbia, MD. 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
10782 Hickory Ridge Road
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Kenneth Wu's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.