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

Dr. James Eckstein specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in San Diego, CA and El Cajon, CA. Dr. Eckstein is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He 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 accepting new patients.

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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 sees patients in San Diego, CA and El Cajon, CA. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. These areas are among Dr. Gile's clinical interests: tooth extractions, dental implant surgery, and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gile average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gile takes. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Gile (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Dr. Gile is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in San Diego, CA and El Cajon, CA. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Oleksy attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Oleksy speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Oleksy's practice is open to 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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Stettler include tooth extractions, cosmetic dental procedures, and dental implant surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation. 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)

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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 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
9331 Mission Gorge Road; Suite 105
Santee, CA
 

Dr. Ali Sami specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
5565 Grossemont Center Drive; Bld#1 Suite 129
La, CA
 

Dr. Cortland Caldemeyer works as an oral surgeon. Dr. Caldemeyer is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Nicholas Gadler works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Gadler is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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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. He 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's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His 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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Drake accepts 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
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 129
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Varboncoeur is an oral surgeon. He is in-network 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.