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We found 13 oral surgeons who accept Health Net PPO near Redondo Beach, CA.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3661 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 100
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Tchon is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in Torrance, CA. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of New York-Presbyterian Hospital's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Tchon include maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. Dr. Tchon is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Tchon's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Trent Howard Westernoff, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1706 S. Elena Avenue A
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Trent Westernoff specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Laguna Niguel, CA and Redondo Beach, CA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Westernoff studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Westernoff trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3475 Torrance Boulevard; Suite H
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Paul Grin practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Grin average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Eli Tabariai
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1600 W. Redondo Beach Blv. 406
Gardena, CA
 

Dr. Eli Tabariai practices 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. Dr. Tabariai speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Majd Albert Tarakji
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
19000 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 222
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Majd Tarakji practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Torrance, CA. For his residency, Dr. Tarakji trained at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Tarakji is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Jorge E Arce
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
400 Torrance Boulevard
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. J. Arce is an oral surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arce honors.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3661 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 100
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. David Smith's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
510 N Prospect; #310
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Richard Schell specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Schell's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
13450 Hawthorne Boulevard
Hawthorne, CA
 

Dr. Bassem Farid practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. 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
14610 Hawthorne Boulevard
Lawndale, CA
 

Dr. David Stephens' area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1912 Ruhland Avenue; # B
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Ameet Chopra practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Redondo Beach, CA. Dr. Chopra 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
1000 W Carson Street; Box 19
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Portia Turner's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Turner takes 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
1000 W Carson Street
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Jacob Agatstein practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Torrance, CA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agatstein accepts.

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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.