We found 9 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO near Knoxville, TN.

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Dr. John W Hudson
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; Suite 335
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. John Hudson specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hudson is in-network 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 residency. He has received the following distinctions: 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: Maxillofacial Surgery

Timothy P McConnelle
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; Suite 335
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Timothy McConnell specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. McConnell is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. McConnell is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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

Dr. Troy Napier's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. For his professional training, Dr. Napier completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Napier's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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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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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Slater is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He accepts 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.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
939 E Emerald Avenue; Suite 501
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Theodore George practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes 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
939 E Emerald Avenue; Suite 501
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Thomas Whittaker practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Whittaker's training includes a residency program at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis.

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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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His training includes a residency program 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
 

Dr. Michael Wooten works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Wooten is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; A-335
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Nathaniel Wells practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is in-network for 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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