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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 medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Demian include dental implant surgery, osteomyelitis, and jaw problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Demian attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Houston, TX. Dr. Shum honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Henry Ford Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Shum attended Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school. 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 works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Chambers is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Chambers completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He has received distinctions including Phi Delta Honorary Fraternity; International Association of Dentists Leadership Award, Louisville, Kentucky; and Sigma Xi Scientific Society. He 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's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Gateno performed Dr. Gateno's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gateno is especially interested in cleft lip and palate. The average patient rating for Dr. Gateno is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gateno takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Gateno's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Gateno is open to 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. Dr. Busaidy's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Busaidy include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), dental implant surgery, and periodontal (gum) disease. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. His 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 works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Houston, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Wong completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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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 surgeon in Houston, TX. Dr. Cohen trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. His clinical interests include dental implant surgery, sleep apnea, and jaw problems. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Cohen honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Alfi attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. These areas are among his clinical interests: dental implant surgery, oral reconstruction, and osteomyelitis. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alfi honors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Alfi's office for an appointment.

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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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, dental implant surgery, and ulcers. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taylor honors. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Taylor is accepting new patients.

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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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Wilson trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilson accepts.

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

Dr. Issa Hanna's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hanna average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hanna accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Hanna completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He 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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Melville 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
6516 M D Anderson Boulevard; Suite 2.059
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Jundt's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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

Dr. James Kennedy's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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.