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We found 11 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Taylor obtained his medical school training at Northeast Ohio Medical University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown and Carle Foundation Hospital. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taylor honors. He has an open panel.

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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. Dr. Bass trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Bass average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Bass's practice 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 works as an oral surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salomone honors. He trained at Westchester Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Salomone is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Stephen Kreizenbeck's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kreizenbeck takes. He trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is an oral surgeon in Rancho Mirage, CA. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Scheer completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is conversant in German. Dr. Scheer 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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Patients gave Dr. Sternlieb an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is open to new patients. Dr. Sternlieb trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency.

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Dr. Todd Edward Sumner, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
39935 Vista Del Sol; Suite 102
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Todd Sumner is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sumner honors. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Dr. Sumner is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He is accepting 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 specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He 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
39935 Vista Del Sol; Suite 102
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Phillip Seim practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Rancho Mirage, CA. He takes 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 Dianat's areas of specialization are oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry; he sees patients in Palm Desert, CA. Dr. Dianat is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry
77564 Country Club Drive; Suite 350
Palm Desert, CA
 

Dr. Hamid Nadi practices oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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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.