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We found 6 oral surgeons who accept Gold Compass Balanced 500 near Frisco, TX.

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

Dr. Garrett Nelson specializes in anesthesiology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Nelson's patients gave him an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

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

Dr. Kirk Scott works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Frisco, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Scott is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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

Dr. Sharon Ornstein is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Ornstein's residency was performed at Howard University Hospital. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ornstein takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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

Dr. Mark Davis' area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. For his residency, Dr. Davis trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Davis 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.

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

Dr. Phil Kim specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Plano, TX and Fort Worth, TX. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kim speaks Korean. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
12398 Fm 423; Suite 200
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Omel Cardenas is an oral surgeon. 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.

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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.