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

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. Patient ratings for Dr. Yamashita average 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yamashita honors. Dr. Yamashita has received the following distinctions: Fellow of the American College of Dentists and Fellow of the International College of Dentist. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Clinical interests: Jaw Surgery

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

Dr. Ian Woo, who practices in Monterey Park, CA, is a medical specialist in 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. Dr. Woo is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He speaks Cantonese.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
111 W Beverly Boulevard; Suite C
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Brennan Hughes' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hughes is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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

Dr. James McAndrews practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Downey, CA. Dr. McAndrews's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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

Dr. Jettie Uyanne works as an oral surgeon in Downey, CA. She 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
1009 S Garfield Avenue
Alhambra, CA
 

Dr. George Chew works as an oral surgeon in Alhambra, CA. Dr. Chew has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for 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
2569 Via Campo
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Vidal Arroyo practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Montebello, CA. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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

Dr. Kuei Shu Liao's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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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.