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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
average rating 4 stars (5 ratings)
2297 N Hill Field Road; Suite 105
Layton, UT
 

Dr. Adam McCormick works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Layton, UT. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCormick honors.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
average rating 4.83 stars (24 ratings)
2185 N 1700 W; #204
Layton, UT
 

Dr. Dennis Dedecker practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Dedecker is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Mark Lee Newey D.D.S.
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
average rating 2.83 stars (14 ratings)
938 S 2000 E; Suite 100
Clearfield, UT
 

Dr. Mark Newey's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Newey at an average of 3.0 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
average rating 4.78 stars (19 ratings)
2297 No. Hillfield Road; Suite A105
Layton, UT
 

Dr. Jason Chandler is an oral surgeon. Patients rated Dr. Chandler highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
1492 W Antelope Drive
Layton, UT
 

Dr. Richard Steele practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Steele accepts.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
average rating 4.43 stars (4 ratings)
890 Heritage Park Boulevard
Layton, UT
 

Dr. Paul Benson is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors 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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