We found 12 oral surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Charlotte, NC.

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Dr. Kent Elliot Moore, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2711 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Kent Moore is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. In his practice, Dr. Moore focuses on maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. His professional affiliations include Presbyterian Hospital and Novant Health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Moore performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His distinctions include: Faculty- Faculty- American Academy of Chest Physic, American College of Chest Physicians; Faculty- American Thoracic Society SLEEP Board Rev, American Thoracic Society; and Faculty- American Academy of Chest Physicians SLEE, American College of Chest Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Brian Beckman Farrell, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
411 Billingsley Road; Suite 105
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Brian Farrell's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. Dr. Farrell honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Farrell is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Farrell include: Charlotte Best Dentists and Charlotte Magazine.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Robert Alexander Herrin, MD
Specializes in Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
475 N Wendover Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Robert Herrin is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in Charlotte, NC. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Herrin graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System and Presbyterian Hospital.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
411 Billingsley Road; Suite 105
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Waheed Mohamed is a physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Mohamed's clinical interests encompass maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. 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. He has an open panel. Dr. Mohamed graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. John Carson Nale, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
411 Billingsley Road; Suite 105
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. John Nale is a Charlotte, NC physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Shands HealthCare. Dr. Nale's areas of expertise include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

Norman Joseph Sykes Jr.
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
475 N Wendover Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Norman Sykes is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Charlotte, NC. His training includes a residency program at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. Dr. Sykes is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Sykes is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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Dr. Bart C Farrell, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
411 Billingsley Road; Suite 105
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Bart Farrell's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System and Novant Health. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Farrell attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. Dr. Farrell is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Robert Dennis Swann
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
475 N Wendover Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Robert Swann's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Swann is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
5700 University Pointe Boulevard; Suite 104
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Karthik Naidu is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. In his practice, Dr. Naidu focuses on maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Naidu takes. Dr. Naidu's education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

Todd Edward Crowley
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
411 Billingsley Road; Suite 105
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Todd Crowley's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System. Dr. Crowley's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
475 N. Wendover Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Brian Tallent is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. 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.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2701 Coltsgate Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Kevin Bond's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bond at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bond honors.

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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.
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