We found 6 oral surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 003 near Westfield, NJ.

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Torin W. Rutner DMD, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
590 Westfield Avenue
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Torin Rutner is a general practitioner and oral surgeon in Westfield, NJ. His areas of expertise consist of chin implants and jaw surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Delta Dental, and more. Before completing his residency at The University Hospital, Newark, Dr. Rutner attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Rutner (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Italian. Dr. Rutner is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway and Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Chin Implants, Chin Surgery, Jaw Surgery

Dr. Philip Geron D.M.D
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
average rating 3.78 stars (31 ratings)
320 Lenox Avenue
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Philip Geron is an oral surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Geron speaks Spanish. Dr. Geron is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
average rating 3.54 stars (23 ratings)
116 South Euclid Avenue
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Ronen Gold's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Gold a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Gold completed a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Gold is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
2305 Wood Avenue
Roselle, NJ
 

Dr. Hubert Gugala works as an oral surgeon in Roselle, NJ and Clifton, NJ. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Gugala completed a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Gugala is affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
567 Park Avenue; Suite 104
Scotch Plains, NJ
 

Dr. John Mullins' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is in-network 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
1441 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ
 

Dr. Oleh Zaputowycz works as an oral surgeon in Union, NJ. Dr. Zaputowycz is in-network 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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