We found 17 oral surgeons who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near Mission Viejo, CA.

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Dr. Leonard Stephen Vaughan, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26730 Towne Centre Drive; Suite 105
Foothill Ranch, CA
 

Dr. Leonard Vaughan sees patients in Foothill Ranch, CA. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Vaughan's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Vaughan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Vaughan's professional affiliations include Degraff Memorial Hospital, Sisters of Charity Hospital, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Dr. Lee Duong Pham, MS, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
58 Tesoro
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Lee Pham is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Dr. Pham (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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David R Cummings
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26302 La Paz Road; Suite 102
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. David Cummings' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Cummings's clinical interests: dental implant surgery, chin surgery, and jaw surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Jaw Problems, Dental Implant Surgery, Chin Surgery, Jaw Surgery

Nader K Salib
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26732 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite 531
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Nader Salib practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Salib is especially interested in dental implant surgery, chin surgery, and jaw surgery. 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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Clinical interests: Jaw Problems, Dental Implant Surgery, Chin Surgery, Jaw Surgery

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
30190 Town Center Drive; Suite B
Laguna Niguel, CA
 

Dr. Trent Westernoff practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Westernoff is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Westernoff is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Westernoff attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
28202 Cabot Road; Suite 420
Laguna Niguel, CA
 

Dr. Arthur Johnson is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Johnson attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Dr. Eduard Balasanian, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26302 La Paz Road; Suite 102
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Eduard Balasanian's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Balasanian takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Kenneth R Girard
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
27800 Medical Center Road; Suite 238
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Girard practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Girard takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Dr. Junil Ahn, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
27800 Medical Center Road; 238
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Junil Ahn is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: chin implants, dental implant surgery, and cleft lip and palate repair. He is professionally affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Ahn graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Ahn trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Clinical interests: Jaw Problems, Chin Implants, Dental Implant Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Jaw Surgery

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26302 La Paz Road; Suite 102
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. David Nicholls' area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Nicholls is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Jeffrey Marshall Caputo
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26302 La Paz Road; Suite 102
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Caputo's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a special interest in jaw surgery. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Caputo is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital for residency.

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Clinical interests: Jaw Problems, Jaw Surgery

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26302 La Paz Road; Suite 102
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Rex Moody practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Newport Beach, CA and Mission Viejo, CA. He is professionally affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. 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
113 Waterworks Way; #110
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Tony Yang practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Irvine, CA. Dr. Yang takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
24953 Paseo De Valencia; Suite 1-c
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Quoc Nguyen specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Laguna Hills, CA. He is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen honors.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
25571 Jeromino Road; Suite 11
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Mohammad Mohammadi-Araghi works as an oral surgeon. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohammadi-Araghi honors.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
27725 Santa Margarita Parkway; Suite 130
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Michael Clark practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Clark accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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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