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Dr. Lester Machado, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
501 Washington Street; Suite #710
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Lester Machado's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Machado accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Machado attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Machado has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. James Eckstein, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite 26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James Eckstein's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Eckstein is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite 26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jason Gile is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and El Cajon, CA. Dr. Gile's areas of expertise include tooth extractions, dental implant surgery, and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Gile (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. Dr. Gile is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tooth Extractions, Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Implant Surgery, Jaw Surgery

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Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
246 F Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Nojan Talebzadeh works as a trauma surgeon, oral surgeon, and head and neck plastic surgeon in Chula Vista, CA. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He has a special interest in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Talebzadeh honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Talebzadeh speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite 26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Brian Oleksy is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Oleksy is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Oleksy's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Frederick White Hammond
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2878 Camino Del Rio S; Suite 210
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Frederick Hammond's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hammond average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hammond accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Hammond trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2878 Camino Del Rio S; Suite 210
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Robert Riding is an oral surgeon. Dr. Riding's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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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Timothy Shelburne Smith
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2878 Camino Del Rio S; Suite 210
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Smith's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise include dental procedures. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. For his professional training, Dr. Smith completed a residency program at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dental Procedures, Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry
950 S Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Malieka Johnson specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry. Her training includes a residency program at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Johnson is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Johnson welcomes new patients.

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Erik Anthony Feider
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3703 Camino Del Rio S; Suite 100-b
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Erik Feider is an oral surgeon in San Diego, CA. Dr. Feider 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
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite 26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Frank Pavel specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in San Diego, CA. Dr. Pavel's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite #26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michael Golding practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in San Diego, CA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Golding accepts.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2655 Camino Del Rio N; Suite 140
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kurt Hummeldorf's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Hummeldorf is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hummeldorf 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
4094 4th Avenue; Suite 101
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. German Trujillo specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trujillo honors.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
34800 Bob Wilson Drive
San Diego, CA
 

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
34800 Bob Wilson Drive
San Diego, CA
 

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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.