We found 13 oral surgeons who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near Roseville, CA.

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Dr. Lester Machado, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
501 Washington Street; Suite #710
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Lester Machado is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Machado obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Machado's professional affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Grant Benson McGann
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
7910 Frost Street; Suite 310
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Grant McGann specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. McGann average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include tooth extractions, sleep disorders, and dental implant surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. McGann's office for an appointment. He trained at Washington Hospital Center for his residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Tooth Extractions, Snoring, Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery, Sleep Disorders, Dental Implant ... (Read more)

Dr. James Eckstein, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite 26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James Eckstein is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and El Cajon, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Eckstein graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Eckstein is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite 26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jason Gile is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in San Diego, CA and El Cajon, CA. Dr. Gile (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. Dr. Gile's areas of expertise consist of tooth extractions, dental implant surgery, and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. After attending Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gile accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Gile welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tooth Extractions, Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Implant Surgery, Jaw Surgery

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
8008 Frost Street; Suite 311
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Stone Thayer is a physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Thayer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Thayer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite 26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Brian Oleksy, who practices in San Diego, CA and El Cajon, CA, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Oleksy is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Oleksy is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Tarkan Sidal, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
8008 Frost Street; Suite 311
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tarkan Sidal is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Dr. Sidal is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He speaks Turkish. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Green Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4747 Orten Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Witcher practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Solana Beach, CA and San Diego, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. Dr. Witcher's practice is open to new patients. He trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite 26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Frank Pavel is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite #26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michael Golding works as an oral surgeon in San Diego, CA. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3530 Silvergate Place
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James Piper is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in San Diego, CA. Dr. Piper accepts 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
4094 4th Avenue; Suite 101
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. German Trujillo's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He accepts 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
8008 Frost Street; Suite 311
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Ruben Ramirez specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramirez 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.