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

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

Dr. Gary Feldman specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, neck abscess, and throat abscess. Patients gave Dr. Feldman an average rating of 3.5 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. His professional affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Swedish Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Tracheal Reconstruction, Nasal Fractures, Ear Cancer, Facial ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sukhdeep Dhaliwal is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Silverdale, WA and Poulsbo, WA. Before performing his residency at UH Case Medical Center, Dr. Dhaliwal attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. Dr. Dhaliwal welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Paul Greenawalt's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenawalt is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Tracy Johnson works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Lakewood, WA and Silverdale, WA. 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. Dr. Johnson's training includes a residency program at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Thomas Curran works as an oral surgeon. 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. Dr. Curran is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He has an open panel.

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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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