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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 works as an oral surgeon and undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Hudson is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Hudson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for his residency. His distinctions 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. 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, DDS, DMD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; Suite 335
Knoxville, TN
(865) 305-9022

Dr. Eric Carlson works as an oral surgeon. He has a special interest in oral surgery, salivary gland surgery, and jaw problems. Dr. Carlson takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Carlson trained at Allegheny General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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 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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Gotcher's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Medicare insurance. He is 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. James McCoy's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. McCoy is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients gave Dr. McConnell an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. Dr. McConnell is 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's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Napier completed his residency training 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 accepts Medicare insurance.

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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's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. For his professional training, Dr. Slater completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Patient ratings for Dr. Slater average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Slater accepts Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Thomas Whittaker sees patients in Knoxville, TN and Powell, TN. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He trained at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis for his residency. Dr. Whittaker takes Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Theodore George's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes 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. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Kennedy's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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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 specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. 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
6207 Highland Place Way; Suite 207
Knoxville, TN
(865) 584-6207

Dr. Michael Wooten's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Wooten's average rating from his patients is 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 a Knoxville, TN physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He honors 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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