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

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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 surgeon. Dr. Rutner's areas of expertise consist of chin implants and jaw surgery. His professional affiliations include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway and Overlook Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Delta Dental, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency training at The University Hospital, Newark. Dr. Rutner (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Italian.

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Clinical interests: Chin Implants, Chin Surgery, Jaw Surgery, Jaw Problems

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

Dr. Philip Geron is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Geron's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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

Dr. Ronen Gold works as an oral surgeon in Westfield, NJ. His training includes a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gold accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

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

Dr. Hubert Gugala works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Roselle, NJ and Clifton, NJ. Dr. Gugala honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Gugala trained at Montefiore Medical Center. He is 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 works as an oral surgeon in Scotch Plains, NJ. Dr. Mullins is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

Dr. Oleh Zaputowycz's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Zaputowycz honors 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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