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We found 9 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO 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 is an undersea and hyperbaric medicine and oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and Crossville, TN. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hudson at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For his residency, Dr. Hudson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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.

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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 works as an oral surgeon in Maryville, TN and Knoxville, TN. Dr. McConnell is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McConnell accepts.

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

Dr. Troy Napier works as an oral surgeon in Maryville, TN and Knoxville, TN. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Napier honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Napier trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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

Dr. Otto Slater specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Slater is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is 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
 

Dr. Thomas Whittaker works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Knoxville, TN and Powell, TN. For his residency, Dr. Whittaker trained at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 and practices in Maryville, TN and Knoxville, TN. He is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For his professional training, Dr. Kennedy completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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

Dr. Theodore George is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. George accepts.

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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 surgeon. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; A-335
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Nathaniel Wells practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Knoxville, TN. He honors 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.