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We found 10 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Pawtucket, RI.

Francis A Connor Jr.
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
123 School Street
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Francis Connor's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Connor is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Connor's training includes a residency program at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Connor is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital.

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John Carl Simkevich
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
123 School Street
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. John Simkevich specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Pawtucket, RI and East Greenwich, RI. He is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital. For his professional training, Dr. Simkevich completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simkevich accepts.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
123 School Street
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Steven Brown is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in East Greenwich, RI and Pawtucket, RI. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Brown takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Brown trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Bonnie Zimble's areas of specialization are oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Dr. Zimble is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
148 Waterman Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Farisa Mulvey's areas of specialization are pediatric dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery; she sees patients in Providence, RI. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Thai.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
468 Smithfield Road
North Providence, RI
 

Dr. Paul Geunes is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Orthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2 Dudley Street; Moc 180
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Kevan O'Neill is an orthodontist and oral surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for his residency. Dr. O'Neill honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Craniofacial Disorders

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry
21 Peace Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Ann Lesinski is an oral surgeon and general dentist in East Greenwich, RI and Providence, RI. Dr. Lesinski is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
468 Smithfield Road
North Providence, RI
 

Dr. Aaron Ercole is an oral surgeon. He accepts 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
21 Peace Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Ashley Newman is an oral surgeon. Dr. Newman honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.