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Dr. James Eckstein, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
150 West Madison Avenue
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. James Eckstein is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Eckstein attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Eckstein has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
150 W. Madison Avenue
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Jason Gile's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Gile attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of tooth extractions, dental implant surgery, and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gile is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Gile (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tooth Extractions, Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Implant Surgery, Jaw Surgery

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
150 West Madison Avenue
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Brian Oleksy practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. In addition to English, Dr. Oleksy speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Building 1, Suite 129
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Randall Stettler's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Stettler is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stettler's clinical interests include tooth extractions, cosmetic dental procedures, and dental implant surgery. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tooth Extractions, Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Implant Surgery, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 129
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Paul Hiser's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
9331 Mission Gorge Road; Suite 105
Santee, CA
 

Dr. Ali Sami's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Nicholas Noel Gadler
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
366 S Pierce Street
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Gadler's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gadler takes 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
9715 Mission Gorge Road
Santee, CA
 

Dr. Charles Nicholson specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Santee, CA. Dr. Nicholson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
406 S Magnolia Avenue
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Jim Stewart is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in El Cajon, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. He 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
406 S Magnolia Avenue
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Jan Drake is an oral surgeon in El Cajon, CA. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Drake is in-network 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
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 129
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Varboncoeur's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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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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