We found 7 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage near Reno, NV.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
290 Brinkby Avenue
Reno, NV
 

Dr. Joseph McMullen is an oral surgeon in Reno, NV. He has indicated that his clinical interests include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. Dr. McMullen studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McMullen trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. McMullen is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McMullen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
609 Sierra Rose Drive; Suite 1
Reno, NV
 

Dr. Daniel Muff sees patients in Reno, NV. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Muff is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4101 Caughlin Square; #5
Reno, NV
 

Dr. Scott Boyden's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boyden is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and residency at Strong Memorial Hospital and Carle Foundation Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2351 Pyramid Way 17
Sparks, NV
 

Dr. Troy Savant works as an oral surgeon in Sparks, NV. He is in-network for 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
757 W 7th Street; 102
Reno, NV
 

Dr. Thomas Myatt's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes 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
6490 S Mccarran Boulevard; Suite A9
Reno, NV
 

Dr. Christopher Hock is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Reno, NV. He 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
601 W Moana Lane; Suite 5
Reno, NV
 

Dr. Perry Young practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Reno, NV. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Young accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as 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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