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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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Scott graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Scott is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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

Dr. Garrett Nelson works as an anesthesiologist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Frisco, TX. Dr. Nelson attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts 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: Maxillofacial Surgery

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 sees patients in Dallas, TX and Frisco, TX. Her medical specialties are oral and maxillofacial surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Ornstein is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She trained at Howard University Hospital for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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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. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Kim completed a residency program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Kim speaks Korean. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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

Dr. Mark Davis specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His training includes a residency program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Davis is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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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.