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

Dr. Karen Mygil works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Pasadena, MD. For her professional training, Dr. Mygil completed a residency program at Howard University Hospital. She is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mygil speaks Danish. She is professionally affiliated with Doctors Community Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Bryan Keegan works as an oral surgeon. Dr. Keegan's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. 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 is a physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes 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's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Garfinkel average 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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 works as an oral surgeon. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lanio 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.