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 is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Demian's areas of expertise include dental implant surgery, osteomyelitis, and jaw problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Demian's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. Dr. Shum is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Henry Ford Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shum honors.

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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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Chambers accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. His distinctions 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's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Gateno has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Gateno's patients. Dr. Gateno is especially interested in cleft lip and palate. Dr. Gateno takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing Dr. Gateno's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Gateno attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Gateno is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Gateno is accepting 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 works as an oral surgeon in Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Busaidy's clinical interests: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), dental implant surgery, and periodontal (gum) disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 surgeon. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Wong is 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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise include dental implant surgery, sleep apnea, and jaw problems. Dr. Cohen is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Cohen 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Alfi include dental implant surgery, oral reconstruction, and osteomyelitis. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. 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. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Alfi honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his 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 works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Houston, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, dental implant surgery, and ulcers. Dr. Taylor's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. 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 accepting new patients. For his professional training, Dr. Taylor completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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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 specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. 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. Dr. Wilson's residency was performed at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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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. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Hanna trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hanna takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Jonathon Jundt's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. 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; Suite 2237
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Melville's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. 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
6550 Fannin Street; 2237
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Kennedy's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Kennedy accepts 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.