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' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include chin implants and cleft lip and palate repair. The average patient rating for Dr. Pitts is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pitts is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. 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's hospital/clinic affiliations include Williamson Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Chin Implants, Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Chin Surgery

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

Dr. Anthony Urbanek, who practices in Franklin, TN, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Urbanek has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is 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 a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Williamson Medical Center. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Clark trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Clark is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. 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 is a Franklin, TN physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. 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. Young is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Marek Adamiak's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He accepts 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.
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