We found 4 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze EPO near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Dr. Jason E Portnof, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
100 Se 15th Avenue; Primary Office
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dr. Jason Portnof is a physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His areas of expertise include facial problems, dental implant surgery, and chin surgery. Dr. Portnof is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Portnof accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Palms West Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Chin Surgery, Jaw Surgery, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Restylane, Wisdom Teeth Removal, Mouth ... (Read more)

Dr. Leslie Harris Sultan
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4800 N Federal Highway; #201
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dr. Leslie Sultan works as an oral surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Sultan is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: chin surgery, cleft lip and palate repair, and invisalign. Dr. Sultan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Invisalign, Chin Surgery, Jaw Surgery, Jaw Problems

Dr. Shawn Andrew McClure, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1600 S Andrews Avenue; 3rd Floor, West Wing
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dr. Shawn McClure is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Dr. McClure has indicated that his clinical interests include oral surgery and facial surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, South Miami Hospital, and Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McClure takes. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Kings County Hospital Center.

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Clinical interests: Facial Surgery, Oral Surgery

John Rushford Clarke
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
5181 Ne 19th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dr. John Clarke practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Plantation, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Clarke's training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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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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