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We found 4 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Hartland, MI.

Dr. Richard Michael Benian
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
11525 Highland Road; Suite 11
Hartland, MI
 

Dr. Richard Benian's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Benian's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. His areas of expertise consist of oral surgery and implant surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Benian's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Jaw Problems, Surgical Procedures, Implant Surgery, Oral Surgery, Trauma

Dr. Thomas Edward Butts, MS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
11525 Highland Road; Suite 11
Hartland, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Butts practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Brighton, MI, Hartland, MI, and Waterford, MI. He has a special interest in oral surgery and implant surgery. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston. Dr. Butts takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Jaw Problems, Surgical Procedures, Implant Surgery, Oral Surgery, Trauma

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
11525 Highland Road; Suite 11
Hartland, MI
 

Dr. Bryan Johnson is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Johnson focuses on oral surgery and implant surgery. Dr. Johnson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. Dr. Johnson's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and McLaren Health Care.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Jaw Problems, Surgical Procedures, Implant Surgery, Oral Surgery, Trauma

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
11525 Highland Road; Suite 11
Hartland, MI
 

Dr. Marvin Jabero's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jabero's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and McLaren Health Care.

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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.