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We found 6 oral surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 015 near Sartell, MN.

Gustavo Pena-Velasco, MS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3950 Veterans Drive; Suite 100
Saint Cloud, MN
 

Dr. Gustavo Pena-Velasco works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for his residency. Dr. Pena-Velasco is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Pena-Velasco is affiliated with CentraCare Health.

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Kenneth Leroy Anderson III
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2380 Troop Drive; Suite 202
Sartell, MN
 

Dr. Kenneth Anderson's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Anderson at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with CentraCare Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. For his residency, Dr. Anderson trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Roderick Duane Vansurksum
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2380 Troop Drive; Suite 202
Sartell, MN
 

Dr. Roderick Vansurksum practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vansurksum takes. For his residency, Dr. Vansurksum trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Vansurksum is professionally affiliated with CentraCare Health.

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Eric A Stine, MS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3950 Veterans Drive; Suite 100
Saint Cloud, MN
 

Dr. Eric Stine's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with CentraCare Health. For his residency, Dr. Stine trained at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3950 Veterans Drive; Suite 100
Saint Cloud, MN
 

Dr. Ryan Morris' area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Morris is professionally affiliated with CentraCare Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3950 Veterans Drive; Suite 100
Saint Cloud, MN
 

Dr. Harold Machesky's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Machesky's residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is affiliated with CentraCare Health.

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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.