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

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

Dr. Edna Buckle's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Buckle takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting 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 is an oral surgeon in Glen Burnie, MD and White Marsh, MD. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Keegan completed a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is professionally affiliated with LifeBridge Health.

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

Dr. Karen Mygil's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mygil takes. Dr. Mygil's training includes a residency program at Howard University Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Danish. Dr. Mygil is affiliated with Doctors Community Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Garfinkel average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Garfinkel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

Dr. Steven Taylor's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Taylor 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
7573 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD
 

Dr. Jose Lanio practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Lanio is an in-network provider 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.
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