We found 8 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Richmond, VA.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
521 North 11th Street; Po Box 98056, Wood Memorial Building, Room 311
Richmond, VA
 

Dr. George Deeb is a general surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Patients rated Dr. Deeb highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Deeb focuses on maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Deeb attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

Gary W Smagalski
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
520 N 12th Street
Richmond, VA
 

Dr. Gary Smagalski specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Smagalski is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He is affiliated with the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System.

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Clinical interests: Tooth Abscess

Dr. Abubaker Omar Abubaker, PhD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
520 N 12th Street
Richmond, VA
 

Dr. Abubaker Abubaker works as an oral surgeon in Richmond, VA. He is an in-network provider for 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
520 N 12th Street
Richmond, VA
 

Dr. Robert Strauss' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
520 N 12th Street; Wood Building Room 311
Richmond, VA
 

Dr. Shravan Renapurkar is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Richmond, VA. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
7650 E Parham Road; Suite 100
Richmond, VA
 

Dr. John Alexander's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Alexander 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
520 N 12th Street
Richmond, VA
 

Dr. Daniel Laskin's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Laskin accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
520 N 12th Street
Richmond, VA
 

Dr. James Giglio's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Giglio takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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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