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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's areas of specialization are undersea and hyperbaric medicine and oral and maxillofacial surgery; he sees patients in Knoxville, TN and Crossville, TN. Dr. Hudson is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. 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)

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 is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Carlson include oral surgery, salivary gland surgery, and jaw problems. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Carlson studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Carlson completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. He takes Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Gotcher is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Gotcher trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for his residency.

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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 works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. McCoy trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is professionally 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McConnell is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. McConnell trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for his 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 area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Napier trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for his residency. Dr. Napier is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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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 area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. For his professional training, Dr. Slater completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Slater is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is professionally 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 specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. His medical residency was performed at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis. 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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Kennedy is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He takes Medicare insurance. For his residency, Dr. Kennedy trained 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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Knoxville, TN and Oak Ridge, TN. He 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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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 patient rating 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 sees patients in Knoxville, TN. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Schlieve takes 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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