We found 9 oral surgeons who accept Health Net HSP near Huntington Beach, CA.

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Dr. Hamid Cyrus Hajarian, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
11100 Warner Avenue; Suite 370
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Hamid Hajarian practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Hajarian attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He takes MultiPlan, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Hajarian (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Surgical Procedures

Daniel E Levin
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
7891 Talbert Avenue; Suite 101
Huntington Bch, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Levin is an oral surgeon in Huntington Beach, CA. Dr. Levin's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Solomon Poyourow, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
8292 Delfino Circle
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Solomon Poyourow is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. His clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, dental implant surgery, and wisdom teeth removal. Dr. Poyourow honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Poyourow is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate, Facial Problems, Wisdom Teeth Removal, Dental Implant Surgery, Trauma, Jaw ... (Read more)

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1801 Newport Boulevard; Suite C
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Michaelis' area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Michaelis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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David Rodney Telles
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry
7677 Center Avenue; Suite 206
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. David Telles specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry and practices in Irvine, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Bellflower, CA. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Telles is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
17822 Beach Boulevard; Suite 342
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Gary Carlsen's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1801 Newport Boulevard; Suite C
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Gary Wyatt practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Costa Mesa, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider 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
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite#300
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Siamak Nasseri's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Nasseri has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nasseri honors.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
17928 Magnolia Street
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Schmidt specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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