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We found 5 oral surgeons who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 020 near Ann Arbor, MI.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3055 Plymouth Road; Suite 202
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Chad Betz's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital. Dr. Betz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
0286 Rolling Meadows
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Hargrow Barber is an oral surgeon. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 works as an oral and maxillofacial pathologist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Ann Arbor, MI, Adrian, MI, and Plymouth, MI. He is affiliated with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. For his professional training, Dr. Fear completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patient ratings for Dr. Fear average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fear honors 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
1500 E Medical Center Drive; B1 Floor University Hospital Room B204
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Simon Touchan is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Touchan accepts 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
1500 E Medical Center Drive; G1218 Towsley Center
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Payam Afzali is an oral surgeon in Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Afzali is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, 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.