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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 surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and El Cajon, CA. Dr. Eckstein is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Eckstein completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Eckstein is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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

Dr. Jason Gile's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Gile's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gile include tooth extractions, dental implant surgery, and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Gile takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Gile (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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

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

Dr. Brian Oleksy specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Oleksy speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Before completing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Oleksy attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Oleksy takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: tooth extractions, cosmetic dental procedures, and dental implant surgery. Dr. Stettler is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. The average patient rating for Dr. Stettler is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stettler takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stettler's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Paul Hiser works as an oral surgeon in La Mesa, CA. He accepts 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
9331 Mission Gorge Road; Suite 105
Santee, CA
 

Dr. Ali Sami works as an oral surgeon. He honors 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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in El Cajon, CA. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gadler 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
9715 Mission Gorge Road
Santee, CA
 

Dr. Charles Nicholson is an oral surgeon in Santee, CA. He takes 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 sees patients in El Cajon, CA. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Stewart's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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

Dr. Jan Drake's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Drake is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Drake accepts.

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

Dr. Anthony Varboncoeur specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in La Mesa, CA. Dr. Varboncoeur is an in-network provider for 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.