We found 8 oral surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 004 near Montebello, CA.

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Dennis-Duke R Yamashita
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3521 W Beverly Boulevard
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Dennis-Duke Yamashita specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Montebello, CA. Dr. Yamashita's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Fellow of the American College of Dentists and Fellow of the International College of Dentist. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Clinical interests: Jaw Surgery

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

Dr. Ian Woo is a physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He speaks Cantonese. Dr. Woo is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1009 S Garfield Avenue
Alhambra, CA
 

Dr. George Chew works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Alhambra, CA. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Chew 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
111 W Beverly Boulevard; Suite C
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Brennan Hughes works as an oral surgeon. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hughes at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
10601 Paramount Boulevard
Downey, CA
 

Dr. James McAndrews' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
9474 Firestone Boulevard
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Jettie Uyanne's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2569 Via Campo
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Vidal Arroyo is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arroyo takes.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
8300 Garvey Avenue
Rosemead, CA
 

Dr. Kuei Shu Liao's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He honors 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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