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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1316 Coffee Road; Building E, Suite 14
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. David Walls works as an oral surgeon. Dr. Walls is professionally affiliated with Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Wisdom Teeth Removal, Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Implant ... (Read more)

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1316 Coffee Road; Ste. E-14
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Roland Young's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His training includes a residency program at Valley Medical Center of Fresno. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Young is affiliated with Memorial Medical Center, Modesto.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1213 Coffee Road; Suite D
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Brian Hutto works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. Dr. Hutto is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1429 College Avenue; Suite J
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Myron Strasser works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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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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