We found 6 oral surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 003 near Somerville, NJ.

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Karl Daniel Maloney
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3322 Route 22 West; Suite 1207
Branchburg, NJ
 

Dr. Karl Maloney specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maloney include dental implant surgery, facial surgery, and fractures (broken bones). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Delta Dental, and more. For his residency, Dr. Maloney trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Fractures, Facial Surgery, Craniofacial Disorders

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
202 Towne Centre Drive
Hillsborough, NJ
 

Dr. Krystin Bandola is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Bandola welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
348 E Main Street
Somerville, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas Chiodo's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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
85 W High Street
Somerville, NJ
 

Dr. Alan Hecht specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Somerville, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Hecht is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hecht 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
85 W High Street
Somerville, NJ
 

Dr. Joel Efron works as an oral surgeon in Somerville, NJ. Dr. Efron is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts 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
390 Amwell Road; Building #2, Suite 205
Hillsborough, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Albin's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Albin 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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