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We found 14 oral surgeons who accept Humana Bronze near Houston, TX.

Dr. Nagi Mtanios Demian, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nagi Demian's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Demian attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Demian include dental implant surgery, osteomyelitis, and jaw problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Dental Implant Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Jaw Surgery, Osteomyelitis, Jaw ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Wayne Shum, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 2237
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Shum's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Shum completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Henry Ford Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery, Microvascular Surgery, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Mark S Chambers, MS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Chambers' area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Chambers is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Phi Delta Honorary Fraternity; International Association of Dentists Leadership Award, Louisville, Kentucky; and Sigma Xi Scientific Society. Dr. Chambers is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Jaime Gateno, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Scurlock Tower, Suite 1228
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jaime Gateno specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Gateno graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Gateno's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In Dr. Gateno's practice, Dr. Gateno focuses on cleft lip and palate. Dr. Gateno has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Gateno's patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gateno accepts. Dr. Gateno is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Gateno welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate

Kamal F Busaidy
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kamal Busaidy is an oral surgeon in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: dental implant surgery, periodontal (gum) disease, and osteomyelitis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. For his residency, Dr. Busaidy trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Busaidy's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Fractures, Jaw Surgery, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Osteomyelitis, Wisdom Teeth Removal, Mouth ... (Read more)

Mark E Wong
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6550 Fannin Street; 2237
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Wong practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Houston, TX. Dr. Wong is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami.

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Donald F Cohen
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1522
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Donald Cohen is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Houston, TX. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include dental implant surgery, sleep apnea, and jaw problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Cohen trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Fractures, Jaw Surgery, Oral Cancer, Sleep Apnea, Mouth Problems, Dental Implant Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Michael Alfi, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1280
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Alfi's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alfi include dental implant surgery, oral reconstruction, and osteomyelitis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alfi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Alfi is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Oral Reconstruction, Fractures, Jaw Surgery, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Osteomyelitis, Dental ... (Read more)

Terry D Taylor, MS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 614
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terry Taylor works as an oral surgeon in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, dental implant surgery, and ulcers. Dr. Taylor's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. For his professional training, Dr. Taylor completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Taylor's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Oral Reconstruction, Fractures, Jaw Surgery, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Osteomyelitis, Mouth ... (Read more)

James W Wilson
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6550 Fannin Street; 2237
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Wilson's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Wilson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. For his professional training, Dr. Wilson completed a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System.

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Issa A Hanna
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 2237
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Issa Hanna specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. For his professional training, Dr. Hanna completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hanna at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hanna is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 2237
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Melville specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Houston, TX. He takes 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
6516 M D Anderson Boulevard; Suite 2.059
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Jundt specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jundt honors.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6550 Fannin Street; 2237
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Kennedy is an oral surgeon in Houston, TX. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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.