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

Dr. Jaime Romero is an oral surgeon in Nashville, TN. Dr. Romero has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Saint Thomas Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Samuel McKenna's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: dental implant surgery and reconstructive surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. McKenna is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McKenna takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McKenna graduated from the University of California and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He 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)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Carter is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Thomas Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Carter performed his residency 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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Werther's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Saint Thomas Health. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Leslie Halpern works as an oral surgeon in Nashville, TN. Dr. Halpern is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. She attended medical school at New York Medical College. Her distinctions include: Re-certified ABOMS and **Board Certified in Oral/Maxillofacial**. She speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Adam Pitts is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Patients gave Dr. Pitts an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Williamson Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pitts is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Timothy Provence is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and general dentist. He is affiliated with Saint Thomas Health.

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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 is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. She works in Nashville, TN. Dr. Lin graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, dental implant surgery, and reconstructive surgery. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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 works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. Dr. Beck is affiliated with Williamson Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health.

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

Dr. Luis Vega works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Nashville, TN. Dr. Vega's areas of expertise include the following: dental implant surgery and reconstructive surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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
1623 The Vanderbilt Clinic
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Matthew Mizukawa works as an oral surgeon in Nashville, TN. He is an in-network provider 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's areas of specialization are oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry. The average patient rating for Dr. Haley is 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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 is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes 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' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Press 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 sees patients in Nashville, TN. His medical specialty is 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' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Williams honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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.