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We found 10 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Waterford, MI.

Dr. William Lee Thompson, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2900 Union Lake Road; Suite 105
Commerce Township, MI
 

Dr. William Thompson practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thompson attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4250 Pontiac Lake Road
Waterford, MI
 

Dr. Richard Benian's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Benian include oral surgery and implant surgery. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston. Dr. Benian is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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
4250 Pontiac Lake Road
Waterford, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Butts is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in oral surgery and implant surgery. Dr. Butts is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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
4250 Pontiac Lake Road
Waterford, MI
 

Dr. Bryan Johnson's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Johnson average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of oral surgery and implant surgery. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and McLaren Health Care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson accepts. For his residency, Dr. Johnson trained at Henry Ford Hospital.

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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
4250 Pontiac Lake Road
Waterford, MI
 

Dr. Marvin Jabero is an oral surgeon. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and McLaren Health Care.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2900 Union Lake Road; Suite 105
Commerce Township, MI
 

Dr. Randall Penn practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Penn speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Penn honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Gregg David Bobier
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
5659 Sashabaw Road
Clarkston, MI
 

Dr. Gregg Bobier is an oral surgeon in Rochester, MI and Clarkston, MI. His training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Bobier is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bobier honors.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3226 Hidden Timber Drive; Suite B
Lake Orion, MI
 

Dr. Carolyn John's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. John's areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, tooth extractions, and oral surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. John takes. She is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC).

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate, Facial Problems, Tooth Extractions, Jaw Problems, Surgical Procedures, Oral ... (Read more)

Jeffrey S Ingber
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4664 W Walton
Waterford, MI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Ingber is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ingber is affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6401 Citation Drive; Suite B
Clarkston, MI
 

Dr. James Williams specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Williams is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.