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We found 5 oral surgeons who accept Aetna Leap Basic Plus near Sellersville, PA.

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

Dr. Stuart Fredd specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Fredd is affiliated with Abington Health. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center for his residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Saman Souri
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
456 School Lane; Suite 102
Harleysville, PA
 

Dr. Saman Souri works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Langhorne, PA and Harleysville, PA. For his residency, Dr. Souri trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Souri is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna HSA, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Capital Health.

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James L Tamaroff
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
66 N. Main Street
Sellersville, PA
 

Dr. James Tamaroff's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Tamaroff's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Tamaroff average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Dr. David Cunning's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Cunning is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for his residency.

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Dr. Edwin W Slade Jr., JD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
66 N. Main Street
Sellersville, PA
 

Dr. Edwin Slade practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Doylestown, PA, Quakertown, PA, and Sellersville, PA. For his professional training, Dr. Slade completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. 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.