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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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Bastacky's practice, he is particularly interested in dental implant surgery, jaw problems, and reconstructive surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Bastacky's professional 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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Ellicott City, MD, Glendale, MD, and Baltimore, MD. Dr. Johnson is especially interested in oral surgery. He is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital and LifeBridge Health. For his professional training, Dr. Johnson completed residency programs at Washington Hospital Center and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Johnson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 sees patients in Baltimore, MD and Elkridge, MD. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Richardson at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Richardson include oral surgery. He is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Richardson studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. His clinical interests encompass maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Muul takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital for residency. Dr. Muul is professionally 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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His residency was performed at Valley Medical Center of Fresno and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. German include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. German is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital.

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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 has a special interest in maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. 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. He completed his residency training at Howard University Hospital. He is 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 works as an oral surgeon in Ellicott City, MD. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Weinstein is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

Dr. George Hurwitz practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Columbia, MD. Dr. Hurwitz 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
10782 Hickory Ridge Road
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Kenneth Wu practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wu accepts.

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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.