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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1817 Black Rock Turnpike; Suite 3
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Lawrence Lipton is a pediatric dentist and oral surgeon in Fairfield, CT and Bridgeport, CT. Dr. Lipton is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. For his residency, Dr. Lipton trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Root Canals

Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4702 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Lawrence Dinkes works as a pediatric dentist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Dinkes has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Delta Dental insurance. He completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Dinkes (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Dinkes has an open panel.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4702 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Andrew Spadinger's areas of specialization are pediatric dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery; he sees patients in Bridgeport, CT and Shelton, CT. For his professional training, Dr. Spadinger completed a residency program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Spadinger honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delta Dental insurance. Dr. Spadinger (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Root Canals

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4747 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Robert Horne works as an oral surgeon in Bridgeport, CT. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4702 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Paula Cerqueira is a pediatric dentist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Bridgeport, CT and Huntington, CT. Dr. Cerqueira takes Delta Dental insurance. Dr. Cerqueira (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2900 Main Street, Suite 2e; Unit 2e
Stratford, CT
 

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4747 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Howard Twersky's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Twersky is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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
1305 Post Road; Suite 303
Fairfield, CT
 

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4747 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Brian Fitzgerald is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Bridgeport, CT. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fitzgerald honors.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4747 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Abed Alkhatib practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Bridgeport, CT. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alkhatib takes.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3715 Main Street; Suite 302
Bridgepoint, CT
 

Dr. Paul Rockoff is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Bridgepoint, CT. The average patient rating for Dr. Rockoff is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rockoff honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1825 Barnum Avenue; Suite 303
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Ira Slow practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes 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
90 Brooklawn Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
 

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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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