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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) 305-9021

Dr. John Hudson is a medical specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine and oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Hudson is rated highly by his patients. He honors Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hudson include: 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: 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's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Carlson has a special interest in oral surgery, salivary gland surgery, and jaw problems. He honors Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Carlson include: AAOMS Presidential Achievement Award; The William F. Harrigan Award; and Spirit of the Graduate School of Medicine Award - University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Carlson is professionally affiliated with the 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 305
Knoxville, TN
(865) 453-4376; (865) 305-6625

Dr. Jack Gotcher works as an oral surgeon in Knoxville, TN and Sevierville, TN. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gotcher is in-network for Medicare insurance. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for his residency. 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) 453-4376; (865) 305-6625

Dr. J. McCoy practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Knoxville, TN and Sevierville, TN. Dr. McCoy takes Medicare insurance. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is 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

Dr. Timothy McConnell's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. McConnell is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. McConnell trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency.

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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

Dr. Troy Napier's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Napier has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Napier's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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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

Dr. Otto Slater is an oral surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Slater honors Medicare insurance. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. 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

Dr. Thomas Whittaker is a Knoxville, TN physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Whittaker's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Jason Kennedy practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Maryville, TN and Knoxville, TN. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Kennedy is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1928 Alcoa Highway; Suite 305
Knoxville, TN
(865) 305-6625; (865) 482-5811

Dr. Joshua Campbell practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Knoxville, TN and Oak Ridge, TN. Dr. Campbell completed his residency training 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

Dr. Theodore George is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. He is in-network for 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. Patients gave Dr. Wooten an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; Suite 335
Knoxville, TN
(865) 305-9022

Dr. Thomas Schlieve is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Schlieve is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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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