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

Dr. Kent Elliot Moore, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1718 E 4th Street; Suite 804
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Kent Moore is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. In Dr. Moore's practice, he is particularly interested in maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He is affiliated with Presbyterian Hospital and Novant Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Moore attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Moore has received distinctions including 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 is a physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Farrell has a special interest in maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. 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. Dr. Farrell has received distinctions including Charlotte Best Dentists and Charlotte Magazine. 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. Waheed Vali Mohamed, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
411 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Waheed Mohamed is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. His areas of expertise include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. Dr. Mohamed is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Mohamed is professionally 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 an oral surgeon in Charlotte, NC. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Herrin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in Charlotte, NC. In his practice, Dr. Nale focuses on maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at Shands HealthCare, Dr. Nale attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville.

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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. 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. Dr. Farrell is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System and Novant Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Farrell's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Norman Sykes' area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System. He trained at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Sykes is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

Dr. Robert Swann works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System. Dr. Swann takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Naidu performed his 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Crowley takes 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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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
475 N. Wendover Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Brian Tallent's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He accepts 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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.