We found 5 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Dunkirk, MD.

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Specializes in Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3150 West Ward Road, Suite 306; Suite 306
Dunkirk, MD
 

Dr. Malini Iyer sees patients in Dunkirk, MD. Her medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Iyer honors. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Iyer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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Dr. Amro H Shihabi, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3150 West Ward Road; Suite 306
Dunkirk, MD
 

Dr. Amro Shihabi is a Dunkirk, MD physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Shihabi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Shihabi trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He is professionally affiliated with Calvert Memorial Hospital and Christiana Care Health System.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3150 West Ward Road; Suite 306
Dunkirk, MD
 

Dr. Kamran Raja practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Raja is affiliated with Calvert Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3150 West Ward Road; Suite 306
Dunkirk, MD
 

Dr. Lane Knight's areas of specialization are oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery; he sees patients in Waldorf, MD and Dunkirk, MD. He is affiliated with Calvert Memorial Hospital. Dr. Knight 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, General Dentistry
3150 W Ward Road; Suite 306
Dunkirk, MD
 

Dr. Clay Kim is an oral surgeon and general dentist in Dunkirk, MD. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine.

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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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