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 specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital. His residency was performed at Bellevue Hospital Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Connor at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

Dr. John Simkevich's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Simkevich is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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
123 School Street
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Steven Brown works as an oral surgeon. Dr. Brown's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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 specialties are oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry. She is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital. For her professional training, Dr. Zimble completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zimble honors.

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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 honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She speaks Thai.

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

Dr. Paul Geunes practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Geunes is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Kevan O'Neill's areas of specialization are orthodontics (braces) and oral and maxillofacial surgery; he sees patients in Providence, RI. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Neill takes. He is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital.

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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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lesinski accepts.

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

Dr. Aaron Ercole specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in North Providence, RI. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ercole accepts.

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

Dr. Ashley Newman's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.