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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 an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist in Knoxville, TN and Crossville, TN. Dr. Hudson's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hudson accepts. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. Dr. Hudson 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)

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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gotcher average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Gotcher completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Eric R Carlson MD, FACS, DDS, DMD
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. His clinical interests include oral surgery, salivary gland surgery, and jaw problems. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. 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. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Carlson has received distinctions including 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. Timothy P McConnelle DDS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; Suite 335
Knoxville, TN
(865) 977-7110

Dr. Timothy McConnell works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. McConnell 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 has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. James McCoy's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. McCoy is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. 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 in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Otto Slater specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Maryville, TN and Knoxville, TN. Dr. Slater has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He 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

Dr. Troy Napier specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. For his residency, Dr. Napier trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. For his professional training, Dr. Whittaker completed a residency program at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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

Dr. Jason Kennedy works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Maryville, TN and Knoxville, TN. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. 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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Campbell is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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. Dr. George is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Thomas Schlieve is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schlieve honors. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Schlieve is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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

Dr. Michael Wooten works as an oral surgeon in Knoxville, TN. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Wooten accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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

Dr. Michael Foster practices oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Foster honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
109 S Northshore Drive; Suite 404
Knoxville, TN
(865) 588-9589

Dr. Robert Jordan's specialties are oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Jordan average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

Dr. Nathaniel Wells works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Wells accepts 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.
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