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We found 6 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Westfield, NJ.

Dr. Torin W Rutner, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
590 Westfield Avenue
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Torin Rutner is a general practitioner and oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Delta Dental. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Rutner trained at The University Hospital, Newark for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Rutner (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Italian. Dr. Rutner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway and Overlook Medical Center.

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Philip R Geron
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
320 Lenox Avenue
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Philip Geron's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Geron accepts. Dr. Geron speaks Spanish. Dr. Geron is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Ronen Gold
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
116 South Euclid Avenue
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Ronen Gold practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Gold is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gold is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, Blue Choice, and more. He completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2305 Wood Avenue
Roselle, NJ
 

Dr. Hubert Gugala's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Gugala is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
567 Park Avenue; Suite 104
Scotch Plains, NJ
 

Dr. John Mullins practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mullins takes.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1441 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ
 

Dr. Oleh Zaputowycz is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is an in-network provider for 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.