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We found 4 oral surgeons who accept United Healthcare HMO near New York, NY.

Dr. Mario Tuchman, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
30 Central Park South; Suite 5-c
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mario Tuchman's areas of specialization are oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery; he sees patients in New York, NY. His areas of clinical interest consist of tooth extractions, bone grafting, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Dr. Tuchman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Tooth Extractions, Fracture Reduction, Bone Grafting, Temporomandibular Joint ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
10 Union Square East; Suite 5b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Turner works as an oral surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Turner (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Turner graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Turner completed residency programs at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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John S McIntyre
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
One Hanson Place; Suite 705
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. John McIntyre works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Brooklyn, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. McIntyre average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McIntyre's areas of expertise include the following: dental implant surgery, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. McIntyre completed a residency program at Bellevue Hospital Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Fractures, Jaw Surgery, Facial Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1 Brookdale Plaza; Oral Surgery Department
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Julie Lee is an oral surgeon. Dr. Lee is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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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.