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

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

Dr. Kenneth Anderson practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Anderson is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Anderson is professionally affiliated with CentraCare Health.

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

Dr. Roderick Vansurksum's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with CentraCare Health. Dr. Vansurksum trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for his residency. He honors 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
3950 Veterans Drive; Suite 100
Saint Cloud, MN
 

Dr. Ryan Morris specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. For his residency, Dr. Morris trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Stine is affiliated with CentraCare Health. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. For his residency, Dr. Stine trained at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Gustavo Pena-Velasco specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Saint Cloud, MN. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Pena-Velasco trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pena-Velasco is affiliated with CentraCare Health.

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

Dr. Harold Machesky's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Machesky is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. For his professional training, Dr. Machesky completed a residency program at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. 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.