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We found 7 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Brick, NJ.

Michael Alan Steinle
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1125 Rte 35
Ocean, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Steinle works as an oral surgeon. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Steinle 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
400 Madison Avenue
Lakewood, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Glawson practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delta Dental. Dr. Glawson is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1608 Route 88 West; Suite 101
Brick, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Dipietro specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Toms River, NJ and Brick, NJ. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and Health Net. Dr. Dipietro is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
216b Jack Martin Boulevard; Ocean Med Park Suite D4
Brick, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Goodwin's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Goodwin average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2701 Highway 70
Manasquan, NJ
 

Dr. Paul Galante is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Galante honors 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
1358 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Tommy Pagonis is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Toms River, NJ. Dr. Pagonis honors 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
35 Beaverson Boulevard; Lions Head Office Park, Suite 10a
Brick, NJ
 

Dr. Gregory Vergos is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vergos takes.

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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.