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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
30 N San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Arsalan Ahani specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahani is affiliated with Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Ahani speaks Persian.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1750 El Camino Real; Suite 403
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. William Bohannan is an oral surgeon in Burlingame, CA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bohannan is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at Truman Medical Centers for residency. He is affiliated with Mills-Peninsula Health Services.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1783 El Camino Real
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Linda Miyatake practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA. Dr. Miyatake is professionally affiliated with Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1261 E Hillsdale Boulevard; Suite 1
Foster City, CA
 

Dr. Brian Yang's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Yang's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Health Net and Health Net HMO insurance.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1261 E Hillsdale Boulevard; Suite #1
Foster City, CA
 

Dr. Linda Lee's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. She is affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Lee is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Dr. Richard Agnew Fagin
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
235 N San Mateo Drive; Suite 600
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Richard Fagin, who practices in San Mateo, CA, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Fagin trained at Wilmington Hospital for residency.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
150 Merced Drive
San Bruno, CA
 

Dr. John Wayland's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, 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.