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Specializes in Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
604 Beulah Road Ne
Vienna, VA
 

Dr. Snehal Patel works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Vienna, VA, Lorton, VA, and Springfield, VA. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 5.0 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. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Alexandria, VA and Reston, VA. Dr. Wang's areas of expertise include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and dental procedures. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Wang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Reston Hospital Center.

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

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. Patient ratings for Dr. Pell average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and dental procedures. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Pell completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Pell (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Persian. Dr. Pell is affiliated with Reston Hospital Center.

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

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

Dr. David Morgan works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. His professional affiliations include Inova Fairfax Hospital, Reston Hospital Center, and Inova Alexandria Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Morgan graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Morgan's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Morgan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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

Dr. Joseph Devylder's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Devylder accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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.
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