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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
207 23rd Avenue North
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Jaime Romero practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Nashville, TN. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Romero is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Saint Thomas Health.

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Dr. Samuel J McKenna, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3601 Tvc
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Samuel McKenna's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He studied medicine at the University of California and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McKenna include dental implant surgery and reconstructive surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. McKenna at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McKenna takes. He is affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Facial Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery, Jaw ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
324 22nd Avenue North
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Jeffrey Carter is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Nashville VA Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Carter's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carter is professionally affiliated with Saint Thomas Health.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
300 20th Avenue North; Suite 606
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. John Werther's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Werther's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Saint Thomas Health.

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Dr. Jonathan Travis Williams, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1301 22nd Avenue South; The Vanderbilt Clinic, Suite 1602
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Jonathan Williams specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Nashville, TN. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams accepts. Dr. Williams trained at UH Case Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1005 Db Todd Jr Boulevard
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Leslie Halpern's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at New York Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Halpern has received include Re-certified ABOMS and **Board Certified in Oral/Maxillofacial**. She speaks Spanish. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
324 22nd Avenue North
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Adam Pitts' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Pitts has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Pitts is affiliated with Williamson Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Timothy Provence is an oral surgeon. He is affiliated with Saint Thomas Health.

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Luis Guillermo Vega
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3601 Tvc
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Luis Vega's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a special interest in dental implant surgery and reconstructive surgery. He is affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Vega is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
5802 Nolensville Road
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Barry Beck works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Nashville, TN. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Beck's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. His professional affiliations include Williamson Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1623 The Vanderbilt Clinic
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Matthew Mizukawa practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Nashville, TN. 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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Spencer Alexander Haley
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry
207 23rd Avenue N
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Spencer Haley's areas of specialization are oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Haley is professionally affiliated with TriStar Centennial Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
324 22nd Avenue North
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. William McKenzie's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McKenzie is professionally affiliated with Saint Thomas Health.

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Steven Gary Press
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3443 Dickerson Pike; Suite 100
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Steven Press works as an oral surgeon. He is affiliated with TriStar Skyline Medical Center. Dr. Press takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Dr. Charles Donald Albury Jr., MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1005 Dr Db Todd Boulevard
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Charles Albury practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with TriStar Centennial Medical Center.

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Shane Anthony Williams
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2400 Patterson Street; Suite 316
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Shane Williams works as an oral surgeon. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams honors.

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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.