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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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. For his residency, Dr. Bastacky trained at Washington Hospital Center and National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has indicated that his clinical interests include dental implant surgery, jaw problems, and reconstructive surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Bastacky's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a special interest in oral surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson honors. He trained at Washington Hospital Center and National Institutes of Health (NIH) for residency. Dr. Johnson is professionally 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. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Richardson performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Richardson include oral surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Richardson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Muul include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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 works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. German is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Howard County General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. German trained at Valley Medical Center of Fresno and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency.

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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 is an oral surgeon in Columbia, MD and Fulton, MD. For his residency, Dr. Asher trained at Howard University Hospital. He has a special interest in maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Ellicott City, MD. The average patient rating for Dr. Weinstein is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weinstein 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
10782 Hickory Ridge Road; 10782 Hickory Ridge Road
Columbia, MD
 

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

Dr. Kenneth Wu's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wu honors.

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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.