We found 14 oral surgeons who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Kansas City, MO.

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Dr. Aaron Sterling Card, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
650 Umkc Omfs Residency
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Aaron Card's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Card is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Saint John Hospital (Leavenworth, KS), the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and Providence Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dental Procedures, Oral Surgery

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2301 Holmes Street; Dt&c Building
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Robert Nadeau is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Dr. Nadeau is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Health (M Health). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2101 Charlotte Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brett Ferguson's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ferguson is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Dr. Thaer A Daifallah
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2301 Holmes; Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Thaer Daifallah practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For his professional training, Dr. Daifallah completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Patrick Moore is an oral surgeon in Kansas City, MO. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4700 Belleview; Suite L 10
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. John Tanner specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Kansas City, MO. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Tanner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2301 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Scott Barber works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Kansas City, MO. 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.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2101 Charlotte Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Ronald McAmis' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. McAmis graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4700 Belleview Avenue; Ste L-10
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Colin McCartney is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in Kansas City, MO. Dr. McCartney takes 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
2301 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Nicholas Vega's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2301 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Sascha Schubert's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4700 Bellview; Suite L10
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kasey Call practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Kansas City, MO. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Call 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
2301 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Steven Mantegari's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4545 Wornall Road; #608
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. John Heiman practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Kansas City, MO. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heiman honors.

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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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