We found 10 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Columbia, MD.

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David C Bastacky
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
516 N Rolling Road; Suite 104
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. David Bastacky's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bastacky's areas of expertise consist of dental implant surgery, jaw problems, and reconstructive surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Bastacky completed residency programs at Washington Hospital Center and National Institutes of Health (NIH). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Howard County General Hospital and LifeBridge Health.

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Clinical interests: Jaw Problems, Surgical Procedures, Dental Procedures, Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental ... (Read more)

Antoine Gerard Johnson
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3450 Ellicott Center Drive; Suite 104
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Antoine Johnson practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Johnson include oral surgery. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital and LifeBridge Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson honors. His training includes residency programs at Washington Hospital Center and National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Surgery

Dr. Daniel Theodore Richardson, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6865 Deerpath Road; Dorsey Station, Suite 302
Elkridge, MD
 

Dr. Daniel Richardson, who practices in Baltimore, MD and Elkridge, MD, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His clinical interests include oral surgery. He is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Richardson attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Richardson is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Oral Surgery

Paul Alexander German
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
5140 Dorsey Hall Drive
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Paul German practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Ellicott City, MD. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. German has indicated that his clinical interests include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at Valley Medical Center of Fresno and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. He is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Maxillofacial Surgery

Michael Illar Muul
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6798 Oak Hall Lane; Suite 110
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Michael Muul's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Muul include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. Dr. Muul takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Muul's residency was performed at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Howard County General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
10630 Little Patuxent Parkway; Suite 410
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Kevin Asher is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Columbia, MD. He has a special interest in maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. Dr. Asher is professionally affiliated with Howard County General Hospital. His training includes a residency program at Howard University Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
10782 Hickory Ridge Road
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Mathew Woodward specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Woodward honors.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
10782 Hickory Ridge Road
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. George Hurwitz specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He accepts 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
3450 Ellicott Center Drive; Suite 104
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Michael Weinstein works as an oral surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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
10782 Hickory Ridge Road
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Kenneth Wu's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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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