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
1718 E 4th Street; Suite 804
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Kent Moore specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. Dr. Moore is affiliated with Presbyterian Hospital and Novant Health. His education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Moore is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is especially interested in maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. 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. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Farrell's distinctions include: Charlotte Best Dentists and Charlotte Magazine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

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

Dr. Waheed Mohamed specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Charlotte, NC. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mohamed include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. Dr. Mohamed's professional affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Charlotte, NC. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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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Dr. John Carson Nale, MD
Specializes in Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
411 Billingsley Road; Suite 105
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. John Nale's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Nale attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nale completed a residency program at Shands HealthCare. He is especially interested in maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. Dr. Nale's practice is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Farrell 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 an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His professional affiliations include Carolinas HealthCare System and Novant Health. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Norman Sykes works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Charlotte, NC. His residency was performed at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sykes takes. Dr. Sykes is 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's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System. His training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Swann takes 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
5700 University Pointe Boulevard; Suite 104
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Karthik Naidu specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Charlotte, NC. He is especially interested in maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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. Dr. Crowley is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is in-network for 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
475 N. Wendover Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Brian Tallent's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Tallent 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
2701 Coltsgate Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Kevin Bond's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bond takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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.
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