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We found 18 oral surgeons who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near Mission Viejo, CA.

Dr. Leonard Stephen Vaughan, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26700 Towne Centre Drive; Suite 230
Foothill Ranch, CA
 

Dr. Leonard Vaughan works as an oral surgeon in Foothill Ranch, CA. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). The average patient rating for Dr. Vaughan is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vaughan takes. He is professionally affiliated with 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 a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pham (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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' area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cummings takes. His training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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Dr. Trent Howard Westernoff, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
30190 Town Center Drive; Suite B
Laguna Niguel, CA
 

Dr. Trent Westernoff specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Laguna Niguel, CA and Redondo Beach, CA. His average patient rating is 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. Dr. Westernoff studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Westernoff trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Arthur Johnson practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Johnson's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He 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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Balasanian is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency.

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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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Girard honors. He is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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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, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Junil Ahn's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Ahn takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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 is an oral surgeon. For his residency, Dr. Caputo trained at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caputo accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MemorialCare Health System and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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

Dr. Rex Moody's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Moody honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
113 Waterworks Way; #110
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Tony Yang practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yang honors. Dr. Yang studied medicine 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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Laguna Hills, CA. Dr. Nguyen accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System.

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

Dr. Mohammad Mohammadi-Araghi's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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

Dr. Michael Clark's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Clark accepts.

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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.