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

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

Dr. Nagi Demian practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Demian completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Clinical interests for Dr. Demian include dental implant surgery, osteomyelitis, and jaw problems. Dr. Demian is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He has an open panel.

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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 a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shum completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Henry Ford Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 is an oral surgeon in Houston, TX. He accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chambers include: Phi Delta Honorary Fraternity; International Association of Dentists Leadership Award, Louisville, Kentucky; and Sigma Xi Scientific Society. He is 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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gateno at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gateno's clinical interests encompass cleft lip and palate. Dr. Gateno's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Gateno honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gateno has an open panel. Dr. Gateno attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Gateno's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Busaidy's areas of expertise include dental implant surgery, periodontal (gum) disease, and osteomyelitis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. 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: Fractures, Jaw Surgery, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Osteomyelitis, Wisdom Teeth Removal, Mouth ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Donald Cohen specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include dental implant surgery, sleep apnea, and jaw problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Cohen's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. 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)

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

Dr. Mark Wong's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. For his professional training, Dr. Wong completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Wong is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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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. Dr. Alfi studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His clinical interests include dental implant surgery, oral reconstruction, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Alfi's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Alfi 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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Taylor is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, dental implant surgery, and ulcers. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with 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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Wilson's residency was performed at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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

Dr. Issa Hanna's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. For his professional training, Dr. Hanna completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hanna is 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 works as an oral surgeon. Dr. Melville 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.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6516 M D Anderson Boulevard; Suite 2.059
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Jundt works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He honors 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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as 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.