We found 17 oral surgeons near Urbana, IL.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
602 W University Avenue
Urbana, IL
 

Dr. Cole Anderson practices oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
3112 Village Office Place
Champaign, IL
 

Dr. Theron Waisath is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in Champaign, IL. Dr. Waisath is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
611 W. Park Street
Urbana, IL
 

Dr. Ashley Manlove is an Urbana, IL physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Manlove is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
611 W Park Street
Urbana, IL
 

Dr. Craig Norbutt is an Urbana, IL physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Norbutt is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
14 E Anthony Drive; Suite C
Champaign, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Fonner's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
average rating 3.81 stars (8 ratings)
101 W University Avenue
Champaign, IL
 

Dr. Victor Escobar specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Champaign, IL. Dr. Escobar's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
611 W. Park Street
Urbana, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Bailey practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Bailey is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry
101 W University Avenue
Champaign, IL
 

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
611 W. Park Street
Urbana, IL
 

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
611 W Park Street
Urbana, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Cannon practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Cannon honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3112 Village Office Place
Champaign, IL
 

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
611 W Park Street
Urbana, IL
 

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
average rating 3.14 stars (7 ratings)
611 W Park Street
Urbana, IL
 

Dr. Minseok Kang works as an oral surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kang accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
average rating 2 stars (1 rating)
101 W University Avenue
Champaign, IL
 

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
611 W Park Street
Urbana, IL
 

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
611 W Park Street
Urbana, IL
 

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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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