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 physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Moore has indicated that his clinical interests include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He is affiliated with Presbyterian Hospital and Novant Health. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Moore 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. His clinical interests include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. Dr. Farrell is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Dr. Farrell performed his residency 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

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

Dr. Waheed Mohamed is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His areas of expertise include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohamed takes. He is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 a Charlotte, NC physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Herrin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System and Presbyterian Hospital.

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

Dr. John Nale's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Nale include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. His professional affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Shands HealthCare.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

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

Dr. Bart Farrell practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Farrell's professional affiliations include Carolinas HealthCare System and Novant Health. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Norman Sykes specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Charlotte, NC. For his residency, Dr. Sykes trained at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Sykes average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sykes accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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

Dr. Robert Swann is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Dr. Swann is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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

Dr. Karthik Naidu is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Charlotte, NC. His areas of expertise include 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 honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Naidu attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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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 affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System. Dr. Crowley completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He 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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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
475 N. Wendover Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Brian Tallent works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Charlotte, NC. He accepts 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
2701 Coltsgate Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Kevin Bond works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bond honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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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