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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 has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hudson takes 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 the University of Tennessee. 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. He is professionally 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 in Knoxville, TN. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Allegheny General Hospital for his residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Carlson include oral surgery, salivary gland surgery, and jaw problems. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.

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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 in Knoxville, TN and Sevierville, TN. He is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. For his professional training, Dr. Gotcher completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. On average, patients gave Dr. Gotcher a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. James (J Michael) McCoy DDS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1928 Alcoa Highway; Suite 305
Knoxville, TN
(865) 453-4376; (865) 305-6625

Dr. James McCoy's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. McCoy 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Maryville, TN and Knoxville, TN. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. McConnell honors 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 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 and practices in Maryville, TN and Knoxville, TN. Dr. Napier's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Maryville, TN and Knoxville, TN. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Slater accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Slater completed a residency program 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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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 trained at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis for residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Whittaker 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. Theodore George is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Knoxville, TN and Powell, TN. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Jason Kennedy is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Maryville, TN and Knoxville, TN. Dr. Kennedy 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 is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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 honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Campbell completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Campbell 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Wooten is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Knoxville, TN. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Nathaniel Wells' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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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