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

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

Dr. Roderick Vansurksum specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Sartell, MN. He is affiliated with CentraCare Health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. For his professional training, Dr. Vansurksum completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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

Dr. Ryan Morris is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Saint Cloud, MN. He honors 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. Dr. Morris 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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Stine takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Stine completed a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is affiliated with CentraCare Health.

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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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Pena-Velasco honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Pena-Velasco trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is conversant in Spanish. He 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Saint Cloud, MN. Patient ratings for Dr. Machesky average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with CentraCare Health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Machesky trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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

Dr. Kenneth Anderson specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.