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We found 10 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Palm Desert, CA.

Dr. Clark Owen Taylor, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
39935 Vista Del Sol; Suite 102
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Clark Taylor is a physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Taylor is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University and then he performed his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown and Carle Foundation Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. Dr. Taylor is open to new patients.

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Marc Peter Salomone
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Google Map; 72-780 El Paseo E-1
Palm Desert, CA
 

Dr. Marc Salomone's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Salomone accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His residency was performed at Westchester Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Robert Larry Bass
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
72780 El Paseo; Suite E1
Palm Desert, CA
 

Dr. Robert Bass' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Bass trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bass (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Bass is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
39935 Vista Del Sol; Suite 102
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Kreizenbeck is an oral surgeon. His training includes a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kreizenbeck honors. Dr. Kreizenbeck is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Monroe R Sternlieb
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
69846 Highway 111; Suite A
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Monroe Sternlieb's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sternlieb accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Sternlieb's practice is open to new patients.

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Milan John Jugan Jr.
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
39935 Vista Del Sol; Suite 100
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Milan Jugan's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Jugan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Peter M Scheer, MS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
39935 Vista Del Sol; Suite 100
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Peter Scheer's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. 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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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
39935 Vista Del Sol; Suite 102
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Phillip Seim works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. 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, General Dentistry
77564 Country Club Drive; Suite 350
Palm Desert, CA
 

Dr. Kourosh Dianatyazdi specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry and practices in Palm Desert, CA. Dr. Dianatyazdi honors 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, General Dentistry
77564 Country Club Drive; Suite 350
Palm Desert, CA
 

Dr. Hamid Nadi is an oral surgeon and general dentist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to 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.