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We found 7 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Cleveland, TN.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2305 Chambliss Avenue Nw
Cleveland, TN
 

Dr. Harry Jones' area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones accepts. For his residency, Dr. Jones trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2222 Chambliss Avenue
Cleveland, TN
 

Dr. Paul McCord's areas of specialization are oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. McCord average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McCord takes 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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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2253 Chambliss Avenue Nw; Suite 403
Cleveland, TN
 

Dr. William May is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in Cleveland, TN. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. May honors.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2305 Chambliss Avenue Nw
Cleveland, TN
 

Dr. Steven Tipps is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Cleveland, TN and Chattanooga, TN. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2305 Chambliss Avenue Nw
Cleveland, TN
 

Dr. Wayne Tipps is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. For his professional training, Dr. Tipps completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Tipps 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 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2222 Chambliss Avenue
Cleveland, TN
 

Dr. Hunter McCord is an oral surgeon. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCord honors. Dr. McCord trained at Howard University Hospital for his residency.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2305 Chambliss Avenue Nw
Cleveland, TN
 

Dr. Brandon Cannon is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Cleveland, TN and Chattanooga, TN. Dr. Cannon is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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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.