We found 5 oral surgeons who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Mequon, WI.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
10535 N Port Washington Road; Suite 102
Mequon, WI
 

Dr. Mark Kortebein is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Mequon, WI and Waukesha, WI. He is professionally affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Grafton. Dr. Kortebein is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
10535 N Port Washington Road; Suite 102
Mequon, WI
 

Dr. Peter Wagner's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Wagner is professionally affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Grafton. For his residency, Dr. Wagner trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
10535 N Port Washington Road; Suite 102
Mequon, WI
 

Dr. Alan Kimmel practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Mequon, WI, Waukesha, WI, and Oak Creek, WI. Dr. Kimmel is affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Grafton. For his professional training, Dr. Kimmel completed a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kimmel honors.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
10521 N Port Washington Road
Meguon, WI
 

Dr. John Miller's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Miller is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
101 Falls Road; Suite 500
Grafton, WI
 

Dr. William Erbes specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Erbes takes.

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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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