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We found 5 oral surgeons who accept Health Net EPO near Redlands, CA.

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Dr. Anil Pitamber Punjabi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
295 Terracina
Redlands, CA
 

Dr. Anil Punjabi is a specialist in plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Redlands, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Punjabi trained at MetroHealth Medical Center, Jackson Memorial Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Punjabi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
422 Orange Street
Redlands, CA
 

Dr. John Choi practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Choi honors.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
233 Cajon Street; Suite 4
Redlands, CA
 

Dr. Gary Chan's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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
1897 N Waterman Avenue
San Bernardino, CA
 

Dr. Wilson Baugh's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Health Net and Health Net HMO insurance.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
11092 Anderson Street
Loma Linda, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Moretta practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Moretta is an in-network provider 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.