Finding Providers
loading

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, who practices in Knoxville, TN and Crossville, TN, is a medical specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hudson average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Hudson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Hudson 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.

Read more

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 sees patients in Knoxville, TN. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Carlson's areas of expertise include the following: oral surgery, salivary gland surgery, and jaw problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carlson accepts. He 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 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. Dr. Carlson is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Read more

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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Knoxville, TN and Sevierville, TN. Patient ratings for Dr. Gotcher average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Gotcher takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for his residency.

Read more

Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

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

Dr. James McCoy is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. For his residency, Dr. McCoy trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McCoy is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Read more

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 surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McConnell is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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

Dr. Troy Napier practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Maryville, TN and Knoxville, TN. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Napier accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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

Dr. Otto Slater works as an oral surgeon in Maryville, TN and Knoxville, TN. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Slater honors. Dr. Slater completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Slater is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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

Dr. Joshua Campbell's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. Dr. Campbell is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
939 E Emerald Avenue; Suite 501
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Thomas Whittaker is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Knoxville, TN and Powell, TN. Dr. Whittaker is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His training includes a residency program at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; Suite 335
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Jason Kennedy specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Kennedy accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
939 E Emerald Avenue; Suite 501
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Theodore George is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6207 Highland Place Way; Suite 207
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Michael Wooten practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Wooten takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; A-335
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Nathaniel Wells' area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Wells takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; Medical Building A, Suite 340
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Kyle Williams trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Research

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Dental School

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.