We found 9 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO near Knoxville, TN.

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Dr John W Hudson DDS
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 4.22 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
1930 Alcoa Highway; Suite 335
Knoxville, TN

Dr. John Hudson is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist in Knoxville, TN and Crossville, TN. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hudson's professional affiliations include the University Physicians' Association and the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hudson accepts. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He has received distinctions including Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout; Richard Doggett Dean and Margaret Taylor Dean, Honorary Odontological Society; and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Psi Chapter, Dental Honorary Society.

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Dr Timothy P McConnelle DDS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 4.44 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
1930 Alcoa Highway; Suite 335
Knoxville, TN

Dr. Timothy McConnell works as an oral surgeon. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McConnell's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. McConnell is affiliated with the University Physicians' Association and the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1930 Alcoa Highway; Suite 335
Knoxville, TN

Dr. Jason Kennedy's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University Physicians' Association and the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Kennedy's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr Troy Randall Napier DMD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 4.66 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
1930 Alcoa Highway; Suite 335
Knoxville, TN

Dr. T. Napier's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Physicians' Association and the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Napier accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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Dr Otto W Slater DDS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 4.67 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
1930 Alcoa Highway; Suite 335
Knoxville, TN

Dr. Otto Slater's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Slater average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Slater takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For his residency, Dr. Slater trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Physicians' Association and the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
939 E Emerald Avenue; Suite 501
Knoxville, TN

Dr. Ted George, who practices in Knoxville, TN, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr Nathaniel G Wells DMD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; A-335
Knoxville, TN

Dr. Nathaniel Wells' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: bone grafting, dental implant surgery, and wisdom teeth removal. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wells honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Clinical interests: Wisdom Teeth Removal, Mouth Problems, Dental Implant Surgery, Bone Grafting

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 4.68 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
6207 Highland Place Way; Suite 207
Knoxville, TN

Dr. Michael Wooten's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Wooten is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wooten accepts.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
939 E Emerald Avenue; Suite 501
Knoxville, TN

Dr. Thomas Whittaker's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Whittaker takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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