We found 6 oral surgeons who accept United Healthcare Gold POS near Harleysville, PA.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
672 Main Street; A First Floor
Harleysville, PA
 

Dr. Stuart Fredd works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with Abington - Jefferson Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Fredd is open to new patients. Dr. Fredd's training includes a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Salford Square; 672-a Main Street
Harleysville, PA
 

Dr. Roger Spampata specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Lansdale, PA, Harleysville, PA, and Erdenheim, PA. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He trained at Sinai Hospital of Detroit for residency. Dr. Spampata is affiliated with Abington - Jefferson Health. Dr. Spampata has an open panel.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Salford Square; 672-a Main Street
Harleysville, PA
 

Dr. Richard Deasy is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Lansdale, PA, Erdenheim, PA, and Horsham, PA. Dr. Deasy trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for his residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Deasy is affiliated with Abington - Jefferson Health. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Salford Square; 672-a Main Street
Harleysville, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Wallis' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Wallis honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He is affiliated with Abington Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
100 W Main Street; Suite 200
Lansdale, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Sheeran practices oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery in Collegeville, PA, Lansdale, PA, and Norristown, PA. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His residency was performed at Temple University Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Sheeran is professionally affiliated with Abington - Jefferson Health. He has an open panel.

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David W Cunning
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
66 N. Main Street
Sellersville, PA
 

Dr. David Cunning's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Doylestown Health. For his residency, Dr. Cunning trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cunning takes.

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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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