We found 8 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Flower Mound, TX.

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David Kemp Hunter
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1600 W College Street; Suite 620
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. David Hunter practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Hunter is especially interested in oral surgery, dental implant surgery, and facial reconstruction. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He trained at St. John's Mercy Medical Center for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Hunter is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hunter 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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Clinical interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1422 Main Street; Suite 240
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Taylor is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Taylor is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Taylor studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3700 Forums Drive; #203
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. John Shillingburg's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Shillingburg honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound.

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Dr. Aaron Montgomery Vickers, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
651 Cross Timbers Road; Suite 103
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Aaron Vickers works as an oral surgeon in Flower Mound, TX. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Lewisville.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
651 Cross Timbers Road; Suite 103
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Terry Angevine's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Angevine average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2800 State Highway 114; Suite 340
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Sohn sees patients in Trophy Club, TX. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3700 Forums Drive; Suite 203
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. William Patterson practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Patterson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3700 Forums Drive; #203
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Lee Oneacre specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Flower Mound, TX. Dr. Oneacre takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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