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We found 4 oral surgeons who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Saginaw, MI.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4350 Fashion Square Boulevard
Saginaw, MI
 

Dr. Scott Woodbury specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Saginaw, MI. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Woodbury accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Dr. Theodore B Hennig, MS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4350 Fashion Square Boulevard
Saginaw, MI
 

Dr. Theodore Hennig works as an oral surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hennig is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4350 Fashion Square Boulevard
Saginaw, MI
 

Dr. Johnathan Howard is an oral surgeon. Dr. Howard is in-network for 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
5605 Colony Drive N
Saginaw, MI
 

Dr. Reynold Baumstark's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes 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.