We found 14 oral surgeons near Knoxville, TN.

Dr. John W Hudson
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; Suite 335
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. John Hudson is an undersea and hyperbaric medicine and oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. He is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Patients rated Dr. Hudson highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: 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.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Eric R Carlson, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; Suite 335
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Eric Carlson's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Carlson include oral surgery, salivary gland surgery, and jaw problems. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Carlson is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Allegheny General Hospital's residency program. His distinctions include: AAOMS Presidential Achievement Award; The William F. Harrigan Award; and Spirit of the Graduate School of Medicine Award - University of Tennessee Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Jaw Problems, Surgical Procedures, Mouth Problems, Oral Surgery, Salivary Gland Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jack E Gotcher Jr., PhD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1928 Alcoa Highway; Suite 305
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Jack Gotcher's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Patient ratings for Dr. Gotcher average 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gotcher takes. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

J. Michael Michael McCoy
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1924 Alcoa Highway; Box 108
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. James McCoy works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Knoxville, TN and Sevierville, TN. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. McCoy is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Timothy P McConnelle
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; Suite 335
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Timothy McConnell is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Maryville, TN and Knoxville, TN. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McConnell takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Troy Randall Napier
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; Suite 335
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Troy Napier's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Napier honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Napier is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Otto W Slater
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; Suite 335
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Otto Slater works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. On average, patients gave Dr. Slater a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. 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
 

Dr. Thomas Whittaker practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. For his professional training, Dr. Whittaker completed a residency program at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whittaker honors.

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Joshua A Campbell
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1928 Alcoa Highway; Suite 305
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Joshua Campbell is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Knoxville, TN. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Campbell is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Campbell completed a residency program 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
 

Dr. Theodore George specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; Suite 335
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Jason Kennedy practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Maryville, TN and Knoxville, TN. Dr. Kennedy trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6207 Highland Place Way; Suite 207
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Michael Wooten is an oral surgeon. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Kyle J Williams
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; Medical Building A, Suite 340
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Kyle Williams works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Knoxville, TN. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; A-335
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Nathaniel Wells practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Knoxville, TN. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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.