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We found 11 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Pawtucket, RI.

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John F Biernacki
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3353 Mendor Road
Cumberland, RI
 

Dr. John Biernacki's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Sturdy Memorial Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Biernacki accepts. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Francis Connor practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Connor is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. For his professional training, Dr. Connor completed a residency program at Bellevue Hospital Center.

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

Dr. John Simkevich works as an oral surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Simkevich's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital.

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

Dr. Steven Brown practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Brown is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Brown's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas.

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

Dr. Paul Geunes specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in North Providence, RI. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider 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 works as an orthodontist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Providence, RI. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. O'Neill is 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
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Bonnie Zimble's areas of specialization are oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry; she sees patients in Providence, RI. Dr. Zimble is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Farisa Mulvey works as a pediatric dentist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Mulvey is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Thai.

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

Dr. Ann Lesinski practices oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry. She 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
468 Smithfield Road
North Providence, RI
 

Dr. Aaron Ercole is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He honors 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. She is in-network for 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.