We found 6 oral surgeons who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near Glen Burnie, MD.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
8025 Ritchie Highway; Suite 101
Pasadena, MD
 

Dr. Karen Mygil works as an oral surgeon in Pasadena, MD. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mygil is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Her residency was performed at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Mygil speaks Danish. She is affiliated with Doctors Community Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Edna Buckle
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1215 Annapolis Road; Suite 205
Odenton, MD
 

Dr. Edna Buckle is an oral surgeon. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Buckle is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Sleep Apnea, Wisdom Teeth Removal, Mouth Problems, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1405 Madison Park Drive; Suite 1
Glen Burnie, MD
 

Dr. Bryan Keegan's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. For his residency, Dr. Keegan trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 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. Keegan is affiliated with LifeBridge Health.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1413 Annapolis Road; Suite 101
Odenton, MD
 

Dr. Steven Taylor's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He accepts 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
300 Hospital Drive; Suite 237
Glen Burnie, MD
 

Dr. Allan Garfinkel works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Garfinkel honors 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
7573 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD
 

Dr. Jose Lanio practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Glen Burnie, MD. Dr. Lanio is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as 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.
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