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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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include dental implant surgery, osteomyelitis, and jaw problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Demian 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. Dr. Demian 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: 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 and practices in Houston, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Shum is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Henry Ford Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Shum speaks Cantonese.

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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. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Chambers's training includes 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 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. Dr. Gateno's patients gave Dr. Gateno an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. In Dr. Gateno's practice, Dr. Gateno is particularly interested in cleft lip and palate. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gateno honors. Dr. Gateno graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For Dr. Gateno's residency, Dr. Gateno trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gateno is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Gateno has an open panel.

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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 and practices in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), dental implant surgery, and periodontal (gum) disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Busaidy honors. For his professional training, Dr. Busaidy completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Busaidy's professional 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)

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. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. 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. Dr. Cohen's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include dental implant surgery, sleep apnea, and jaw problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His residency was performed 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. Cohen 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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include dental implant surgery, oral reconstruction, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Alfi is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Alfi takes 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 is accepting 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 is an oral surgeon in Houston, TX. Dr. Taylor's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, dental implant surgery, and ulcers. He is an in-network provider for 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 Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Taylor 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 is an oral surgeon. Dr. Wilson's residency was performed at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hanna honors 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. Hanna completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He 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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Houston, TX. He takes 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is in-network for 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 works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kennedy takes.

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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.