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We found 5 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Reston, VA.

Dr. Snehal Raman Patel, MD
Specializes in Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
604 Beulah Road Ne
Vienna, VA
 

Dr. Snehal Patel is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes a residency program at Columbia University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Telephone Interpretation, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sentara Potomac Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1800 Town Center Drive; Suite 116
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Richard Wang is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Wang (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. Dr. Wang is especially interested in dental procedures. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wang completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Wang accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Dental Procedures, Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery, Temporomandibular Joint ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1800 Town Center Drive; #116
Reston, VA
 

Dr. James Pell specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Pell's training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Pell focuses on dental procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Pell is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pell is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pell (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Persian.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Dental Procedures, Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery, Temporomandibular Joint ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1800 Town Center Drive; Suite 105
Reston, VA
 

Dr. David Morgan is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Alexandria, VA and Reston, VA. Dr. Morgan attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Morgan (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital and Inova Alexandria Hospital.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
407 F Church Street Ne
Vienna, VA
 

Dr. Joseph Devylder is an oral surgeon in Vienna, VA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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.