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We found 10 oral surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 003 near Buffalo, NY.

Dr. Richard Everett Hall, MD, PhD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3495 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Richard Hall, who practices in Buffalo, NY, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is conversant in Sign Language. His professional affiliations include Degraff Memorial Hospital, VA Western New York Healthcare System, and Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital. Dr. Hall attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Hall completed residency programs at Strong Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Chad Laurent Beatty, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3495 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Chad Beatty is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Tonawanda, NY and Buffalo, NY. Dr. Beatty attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beatty honors. He is professionally affiliated with Eastern Niagara Hospital Lockport Division and VA Western New York Healthcare System.

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Dr. Paul Douglas Deitrick Jr., MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
425 Michigan Avenue
2nd Floor, NY
 

Dr. Paul Deitrick's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Deitrick (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with Kaleida Health. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deitrick accepts.

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Dr. Joli Chien-Ya Chou, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
425 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Joli Chou is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. She is professionally affiliated with Kaleida Health. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Chou attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Chou accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3435 Main Street; 119 Squire Hall
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. John Campbell works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Campbell 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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Gilbert Harold Schulenberg
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
117 Linwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Gilbert Schulenberg's specialties are oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Schulenberg is affiliated with Kaleida Health.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Jacob Rifkind is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Rifkind is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Timothy Joseph Votta, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Timothy Votta is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Buffalo, NY and Williamsville, NY. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Votta trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Kaleida Health.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Terrence McLean works as an oral surgeon in Buffalo, NY. He 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
1947 Ridge Road
West Seneca, NY
 

Dr. Fred Rodems' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Rodems honors 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.