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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 works as an oral surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Filipino, Telephone Interpretation, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sentara Potomac Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Patel studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at Columbia University Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Patel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Richard Wang's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang honors. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Wang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Tooth Extractions, Implant Surgery, Bone Grafting, Infections, Biopsy, Trauma, Jaw ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Morgan's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Morgan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital and Inova Alexandria Hospital. He graduated from 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. Dr. Morgan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. James Pell's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Pell (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Persian. His training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Tooth Extractions, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Bone Grafting, Infections

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

Dr. Joseph Devylder specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors 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.