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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 a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. 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. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Machado's professional affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and El Cajon, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Eckstein graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Eckstein is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to 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 is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in San Diego, CA and El Cajon, CA. Dr. Gile (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. Dr. Gile's areas of expertise consist of tooth extractions, dental implant surgery, and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. After attending Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gile accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Gile welcomes 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's areas of specialization are trauma surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Talebzadeh is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Persian. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Talebzadeh's practice 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, who practices in San Diego, CA and El Cajon, CA, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Oleksy is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Oleksy is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 is an oral surgeon in San Diego, CA. Dr. Hammond is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. He has an open panel.

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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 and maxillofacial surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in San Diego, CA. His training includes a residency program at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include dental procedures. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. His practice is open to 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's areas of specialization are oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry. She trained at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center for her residency. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Johnson is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. She 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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. 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
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite 26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Frank Pavel is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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. Michael Golding works as an oral surgeon in San Diego, CA. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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. Dr. Hummeldorf is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hummeldorf takes.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4094 4th Avenue; Suite 101
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. German Trujillo's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He accepts 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
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.