We found 6 oral surgeons who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 020 near Ann Arbor, MI.

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Dalbert W Fear Jr., MS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2058 S State Street; Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Dalbert Fear's areas of specialization are oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery; he sees patients in Adrian, MI, Plymouth, MI, and Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Fear has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Otolaryngology
2058 S State Street; Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Paul Lopez is an oral and maxillofacial surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Lopez is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Lopez trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1500 East Medical Center Drive; Med Inn Room C213a
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. John Labanc works as an oral surgeon in Ann Arbor, MI. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Labanc takes.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1500 E Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Clarence Tang sees patients in Ann Arbor, MI. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1500 E Medical Center Drive; G1218 Towsley Center
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Payam Afzali is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in Ann Arbor, MI. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1500 E Medical Center Drive; B1 Floor University Hospital Room B204
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Simon Touchan's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Touchan 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.
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