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

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

Dr. Anthony Urbanek specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Franklin, TN. Patients rated Dr. Urbanek highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. 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 sees patients in Franklin, TN. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Clark's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Williamson Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Clark has an open panel. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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

Dr. Adam Pitts' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Pitts has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Pitts is affiliated with Williamson Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Sean Young's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Young attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Young is affiliated with Williamson Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Marek Adamiak practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Brentwood, TN. Dr. Adamiak honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.