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We found 5 oral surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 004 near Silverdale, WA.

Dr. Gary Ross Feldman, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
 

Dr. Gary Feldman's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Feldman include bone grafting, dental implant surgery, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Feldman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Problems, Dental Implant Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery, Bone Problems, Jaw Surgery, Cleft Lip ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2021 N.w. Myhre Road; Suite 210
Silverdale, WA
 

Dr. Sukhdeep Dhaliwal works as an oral surgeon in Silverdale, WA and Poulsbo, WA. He is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. Dr. Dhaliwal is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Dhaliwal completed his residency training at UH Case Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2021 N.w. Myhre Road; Suite 210
Silverdale, WA
 

Dr. Paul Greenawalt's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Greenawalt is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Tracy R Johnson
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
8745 Pacific Avenue Nw; Suite 103
Silverdale, WA
 

Dr. Tracy Johnson practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. His residency was performed at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Johnson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Thomas J Curran
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2021 N.w. Myhre Road; Suite 210
Silverdale, WA
 

Dr. Thomas Curran practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Curran is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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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.