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We found 9 oral surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Bronze HMO 006 near Rancho Mirage, 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 specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He attended Northeast Ohio Medical University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown and Carle Foundation Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Taylor average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Salomone is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Salomone's residency was performed at Westchester Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Salomone's 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' area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bass (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Bass is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Stephen Kreizenbeck practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kreizenbeck's training includes a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Kreizenbeck has an open panel.

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

Dr. Monroe Sternlieb practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Rancho Mirage, CA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sternlieb is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Sternlieb's practice is open to new patients. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for 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 surgeon in Rancho Mirage, CA. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. Dr. Sumner is professionally 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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Rancho Mirage, CA. Dr. Jugan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Rancho Mirage, CA. Dr. Scheer is in-network 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 specializes in 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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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.