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

Dr. Jaime Romero specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Nashville, TN. Patient ratings for Dr. Romero average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Romero is professionally affiliated with Saint Thomas Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. In addition to English, Dr. Romero speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Samuel McKenna, who practices in Nashville, TN, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. McKenna is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McKenna is especially interested in dental implant surgery and reconstructive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. McKenna attended the University of California and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Carter is affiliated with Saint Thomas Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Carter trained at Nashville VA Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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

Dr. John Werther practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Nashville, TN. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Werther attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Saint Thomas Health.

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

Dr. Leslie Halpern sees patients in Nashville, TN. Her medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. She studied medicine at New York Medical College. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Halpern has received include Re-certified ABOMS and **Board Certified in Oral/Maxillofacial**. Dr. Halpern is conversant in Spanish. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Adam Pitts is an oral surgeon. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pitts is professionally affiliated with Williamson Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pitts accepts. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Pitts attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Timothy Provence specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry. Dr. Provence is professionally 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Nashville, TN. Dr. Vega's areas of expertise include the following: dental implant surgery and reconstructive surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vega is professionally affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Susie I-Ching Lin, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1301 22nd Avenue South; The Vanderbilt Clinic, Suite 3501a
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Susie Lin's areas of specialization are oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery; she sees patients in Nashville, TN. In her practice, Dr. Lin focuses on cleft lip and palate, dental implant surgery, and reconstructive surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Lin attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate, Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Implant Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery

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

Dr. Barry Beck is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in Nashville, TN. Dr. Beck graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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'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, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Spencer Alexander Haley
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry
207 23rd Avenue N
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Spencer Haley practices oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry. Patient ratings for Dr. Haley average 4.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include 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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McKenzie is 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Press takes. He is professionally affiliated with TriStar Skyline Medical Center.

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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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. He is professionally 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' area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Williams average 4.0 stars out of 5. 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.