We found 5 oral surgeons who accept Gold Compass Balanced 500 near Frisco, TX.

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Dr. Kirk Eugene Scott, MD
Specializes in Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
5757 Warren Parkway; Suite 320
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Kirk Scott sees patients in Frisco, TX. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Scott has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Phil Joe Kim
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4865 Hedgcoxe Road; Suite 300
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Phil Kim's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Kim's training includes a residency program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass chin implants, cleft lip and palate repair, and chin liposuction. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kim is conversant in Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Clinical interests: Chin Implants, Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Chin Liposuction

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2833 Eldorado Parkway; Suite 307
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Garrett Nelson practices anesthesiology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients gave Dr. Nelson an average rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Sharon H Ornstein
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
6351 Preston Road; Suite 200
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Sharon Ornstein is an oral and maxillofacial surgery and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Dallas, TX and Frisco, TX. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ornstein takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her training includes a residency program at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Ornstein is affiliated with Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
9300 Wade Boulevard; Suite 210
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Mark Davis practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Frisco, TX. Dr. Davis is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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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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