We found 5 oral surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 004 near Silverdale, WA.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2021 N.w. Myhre Road; Suite 210
Silverdale, WA
 

Dr. Sukhdeep Dhaliwal is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dhaliwal accepts. Before performing his residency at UH Case Medical Center, Dr. Dhaliwal attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Gary Ross Feldman, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2530 Perry Avenue
Bremerton, WA
 

Dr. Gary Feldman sees patients in Seattle, WA and Bremerton, WA. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Feldman's residency was performed at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, neck abscess, and throat abscess. The average patient rating for Dr. Feldman is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Feldman's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine, Swedish Cherry Hill Campus, and Swedish First Hill Campus.

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Clinical interests: Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Tracheal Reconstruction, Nasal Fractures, Ear Cancer, Facial ... (Read more)

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2021 N.w. Myhre Road; Suite 210
Silverdale, WA
 

Dr. Paul Greenawalt is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Silverdale, WA and Poulsbo, WA. He is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenawalt honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Tracy R Johnson
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
8745 Pacific Avenue Nw; Suite 103
Silverdale, WA
 

Dr. Tracy Johnson is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Lakewood, WA and Silverdale, WA. He is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. Dr. Johnson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Johnson's residency was performed at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2021 N.w. Myhre Road; Suite 210
Silverdale, WA
 

Dr. Thomas Curran's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Curran honors. He is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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