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Dr. John W Hudson DDS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
1930 Alcoa Highway; Suite 335
Knoxville, TN
(865) 544-9021; (865) 524-4908

Dr. John Hudson is an undersea and hyperbaric medicine and oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Hudson is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hudson is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for his residency. He has received distinctions including Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout; Richard Doggett Dean and Margaret Taylor Dean, Honorary Odontological Society; and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Psi Chapter, Dental Honorary Society. He is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Fellow, August 11, 1986, Certification Course ... (Read more)

Eric R Carlson MD, FACS, DMD, DDS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; Suite 335
Knoxville, TN
(865) 305-9022

Dr. Eric Carlson is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Carlson include oral surgery, salivary gland surgery, and jaw problems. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Carlson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinctions: AAOMS Presidential Achievement Award; The William F. Harrigan Award; and Spirit of the Graduate School of Medicine Award - University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Osteonecrosis of the jaws, Oral/head and neck tumor surgery, Salivary gland surgery, Oral Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jack E Gotcher Jr DMD, PHD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1928 Alcoa Highway; Suite B-305
Knoxville, TN
(865) 305-6625; (865) 453-4376

Dr. Jack Gotcher is an oral surgeon in Knoxville, TN and Sevierville, TN. Dr. Gotcher's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. The average patient rating for Dr. Gotcher is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. James (J Michael) McCoy DDS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1924 Alcoa Highway; Box 108
Knoxville, TN
(865) 305-6625; (865) 305-9080

Dr. James McCoy's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. McCoy trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Hyperbaric Medicine

Dr. Timothy P McConnelle DDS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; Suite 335
Knoxville, TN
(865) 977-7110; (865) 977-4132

Dr. Timothy McConnell specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. McConnell completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. McConnell is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Dr. Otto W Slater DDS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; Suite 335
Knoxville, TN
(865) 977-7110; (865) 577-7800

Dr. Otto Slater is an oral surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Slater trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. Dr. Slater is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Dr. Troy Randall Napier DMD, DDS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; Suite 335
Knoxville, TN
(865) 977-7110; (865) 577-7800

Dr. Troy Napier is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Napier is rated highly by his patients. He is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He accepts Medicare insurance. For his residency, Dr. Napier trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
939 E Emerald Avenue; Suite 501
Knoxville, TN
(865) 522-6885; (865) 675-0677

Dr. Thomas Whittaker's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Whittaker is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; Suite 335
Knoxville, TN
(865) 977-7110; (865) 577-7800

Dr. Jason Kennedy's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kennedy honors Medicare insurance. For his residency, Dr. Kennedy trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
939 E Emerald Avenue; Suite 501
Knoxville, TN
(865) 522-6885; (865) 675-0681

Dr. Ted George is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. George is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. George takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6207 Highland Place Way; Suite 207
Knoxville, TN
(865) 584-6207

Dr. Michael Wooten practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Knoxville, TN. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; A-335
Knoxville, TN
(865) 305-9123

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; Medical Building A, Suite 335
Knoxville, TN
(865) 305-9123

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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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