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We found 5 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Franklin, TN.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
125 Cool Springs Boulevard; Suite 120
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. Adam Pitts is an oral surgeon. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pitts is professionally affiliated with Williamson Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pitts accepts. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Pitts attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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Dr. Anthony P Urbanek, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2009 Mallory Lane; Suite 220
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. Anthony Urbanek is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in Franklin, TN. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Urbanek accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Thomas Health.

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Dr. H Daniel Daniel Clark, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3000 Stansberry Lane; Suite 101
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. H. Clark is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Clark's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Williamson Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3000 Stansberry Lane; Suite 101
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. Sean Young, who practices in Franklin, TN, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Young is professionally affiliated with Williamson Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Young attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
7106 Moores Lane
Brentwood, TN
 

Dr. Marek Adamiak's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Adamiak honors 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.