We found 6 oral surgeons who accept BlueDental Choice Plan Q near Largo, FL.

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Anothony Joseph Auletta Jr.
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
8277 113th Street
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Auletta's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Auletta's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: dental implant surgery, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and biopsy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Cysts, Dental Implant Surgery, Biopsy, Oral Procedures, Jaw Problems, Wisdom Teeth Removal, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
8675 Maidstone Court
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jose Lazaro's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Lazaro completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity) and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH).

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Glen Earl Jones
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
168 14th Street Sw; Suite B
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Glen Jones' area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Jones is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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
168 14th Street Sw; Suite B
Largo, FL
 

Dr. James Horner is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Horner is an in-network provider for 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
168 14th Street Sw; Suite B
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jesse Jakubowski specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Jakubowski is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jakubowski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2189 Cleveland Street; Suite 252
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Marvin Susskind's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Susskind is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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