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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Mequon, WI and Waukesha, WI. For his residency, Dr. Kortebein trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Grafton.

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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 affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Grafton. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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

Dr. Alan Kimmel specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Grafton. Dr. Kimmel completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. John Miller works as an oral surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 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. Miller takes.

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

Dr. William Erbes practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, 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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