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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
672 Main Street; A First Floor
Harleysville, PA
 

Dr. Stuart Fredd practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Abington Health. Dr. Fredd trained at Montefiore Medical Center for his residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Salford Square; 672-a Main Street
Harleysville, PA
 

Dr. Richard Deasy is an oral surgeon. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Deasy is affiliated with Abington Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deasy accepts. He has an open panel. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Salford Square; 672-a Main Street
Harleysville, PA
 

Dr. Roger Spampata is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Abington Health. Dr. Spampata honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. His medical residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Detroit.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
100 W Main Street; Suite 200
Lansdale, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Sheeran practices oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery in Collegeville, PA, Lansdale, PA, and Norristown, PA. Dr. Sheeran is affiliated with Abington Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is accepting new patients. For his residency, Dr. Sheeran trained at Temple University Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

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David W Cunning
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
66 N. Main Street
Sellersville, PA
 

Dr. David Cunning practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Doylestown, PA, Quakertown, PA, and Sellersville, PA. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to 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.