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We found 9 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Los Angeles, CA.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1200 N State Street; Court A3c 117
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Omar Faridi works as an oral surgeon. Patients gave Dr. Faridi an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4900 W Sunset Boulevard; 6th Floor
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Steven Kupferman is an oral surgeon in Los Angeles, CA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. Dr. Kupferman graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1645 Vine Street; #906
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gabriella Tehrany works as an oral surgeon in Los Angeles, CA. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. Dr. Tehrany attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She is conversant in Armenian.

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Fariborz Aframiyan Farnad
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
925 W 34th Street; Room 146
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Fariborz Farnad works as an oral surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Farnad average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1127 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 1510
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. David Cedeno is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Cedeno graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
763 Cereza Drive
Monterey Park, CA
 

Dr. Ian Woo sees patients in Monterey Park, CA. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Woo is conversant in Cantonese.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1100 Wilshire Boulevard; #2002
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Felix Yip specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. 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
4040 Via Marisol; #220
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Nam Cho's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cho accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1100 N State Street; Ct - A7d
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Hassan Haidar practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haidar honors.

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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.