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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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in San Diego, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Machado obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. 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. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Eckstein completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is especially interested in tooth extractions, dental implant surgery, and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gile is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Gile graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Gile (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Gile's practice 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 specializes in trauma surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Talebzadeh is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cosmetic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Talebzadeh welcomes 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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oleksy is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Oleksy speaks Spanish.

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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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in San Diego, CA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hammond is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He welcomes new patients. 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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Riding accepts.

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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 area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include dental procedures. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Johnson's practice is open to new patients. She completed her residency training at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. She speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Michael Golding specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in San Diego, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Golding is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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. Dr. Pavel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

Dr. Joseph Olszowka's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

Dr. Kurt Hummeldorf's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes 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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Trujillo 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
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.