We found 9 oral surgeons who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Tyler, TX.

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Specializes in Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
805 Turtle Creek Drive
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Makoto Saigusa is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Saigusa include dental implant surgery, reconstructive surgery, and trauma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saigusa takes. Dr. Saigusa graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Trauma

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
805 Turtle Creek Drive
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Jayson Terres is an oral surgeon. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Terres takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
700 Olympic Plaza Circle; Suite 412
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Brian Stone's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, and Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
815 S Fleishel Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Willie Parks' area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Parks takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
805 Turtle Creek Drive
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. James Holton's areas of specialization are oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery; he sees patients in Tyler, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Holton include craniofacial surgery and trauma. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Craniofacial Surgery, Trauma

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
815 S. Fleishel
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Barry Acker works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Tyler, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: dental implant surgery and reconstructive surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Acker accepts.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Implant Surgery, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3100 New Copeland Road
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Charles Stone specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He honors 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
1215 Doctors Drive
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Cosentino specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Cosentino's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors 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
805 Turtle Creek Drive
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Kourt Chatelain is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Tyler, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.