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We found 5 oral surgeons who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 020 near Mount Kisco, NY.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1846 Commerce Street
Yorktown Heights, NY
 

Dr. Tasios Vakkas, who practices in New Rochelle, NY and Yorktown Heights, NY, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vakkas attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Vakkas (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. Vakkas is affiliated with North Central Bronx Hospital, Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), and Jacobi Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
31 Crestview Drive
Pleasantville, NY
 

Dr. David Sheinkopf's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Sheinkopf accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Sheinkopf completed a residency program at Jacobi Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sheinkopf speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
105 S Bedford Road; Suite 330
Mount Kisco, NY
 

Dr. Jason Baker works as an oral surgeon in Mount Kisco, NY and Bronx, NY. He is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Baker honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at Westchester Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
105 S Bedford Road; Suite 330
Mount Kisco, NY
 

Dr. Benn Lieberman's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He trained at Westchester Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lieberman 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
105 S Bedford Road; Suite 330
Mount Kisco, NY
 

Dr. Adam Arnoldt practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Mount Kisco, NY. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arnoldt takes.

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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.