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

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

Dr. Clark Taylor, who practices in Rancho Mirage, CA, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in chin implants and botox injection. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taylor accepts. After completing medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University, he performed his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown and Carle Foundation Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Eisenhower Medical Center and Community Medical Center. Dr. Taylor is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Botox Injection, Chin Implants

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. He is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He completed his residency training at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Salomone has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Salomone is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Palm Desert, CA and Palm Springs, CA. He is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Bass honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. Dr. Bass (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian.

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

Dr. Stephen Kreizenbeck works as an oral surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kreizenbeck completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Kreizenbeck is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Monroe Sternlieb specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sternlieb accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. His 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Jugan honors 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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Rancho Mirage, CA. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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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 surgeon in Rancho Mirage, CA. He accepts 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, General Dentistry
77564 Country Club Drive; Suite 350
Palm Desert, CA
 

Dr. Kourosh Dianatyazdi's areas of specialization are oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry. He is an in-network provider for 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. Hamid Nadi practices oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry. 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.
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