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We found 12 oral surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 003 near Buffalo, NY.

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

Dr. Chad Beatty's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Beatty's hospital/clinic affiliations include Eastern Niagara Hospital Lockport Division and VA Western New York Healthcare System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is accepting new patients. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo.

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

Dr. Richard Hall's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He speaks Sign Language. Dr. Hall is professionally affiliated with Degraff Memorial Hospital, VA Western New York Healthcare System, and Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He trained at Strong Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. Dr. Hall honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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 surgeon. She is professionally affiliated with Kaleida Health. Dr. Chou accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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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 surgeon in Buffalo, NY. He is in-network for 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
425 Michigan Avenue
2nd Floor, NY
 

Dr. Paul Deitrick's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Deitrick (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Votta accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Votta is affiliated with Kaleida Health. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Schulenberg at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schulenberg accepts. He 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 surgery specialist in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Rifkind accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Thomas Brendan Fallon
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry
425 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Fallon's specialties are oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry. He practices in East Aurora, NY, Williamsville, NY, and Buffalo, NY. Dr. Fallon is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. For his residency, Dr. Fallon trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. 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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1947 Ridge Road
West Seneca, NY
 

Dr. Fred Rodems practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in West Seneca, NY. He is in-network for 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
112 Squire Hall; 3435 Main Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Jamie Luria is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Buffalo, NY. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.