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We found 12 oral surgeons who accept Anthem EPO near San Francisco, CA.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
707 Parnassus Avenue; Suite D-1201
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Hieu Pham sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His clinical interests encompass dental implant surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Dr. Pham graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The average patient rating for Dr. Pham is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Clinical interests: Dental Implant Surgery

Dr. Michael Anthony Pogrel, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
10 A.m. - 5 P.m.; 707 Parnassus Avenue, Suite D-1201
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. M. Pogrel is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in San Francisco, CA. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pogrel's areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, cysts, and dental implant surgery. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Pogrel attended the University of Aberdeen, College of Life Sciences and Medicine and the University of Liverpool Faculty of Medicine for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Cysts, Dental Implant Surgery, Impacted Wisdom Teeth Removal, Cleft Lip and Palate, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian T Bast, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
10 A.m. - 5 P.m.; 707 Parnassus Avenue, Suite D-1201
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Brian Bast is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bast include cleft lip and palate, dental implant surgery, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Jaw Problems, Dental Implant Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chirag Madhusudan Patel, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
10 A.m. - 5 P.m.; 707 Parnassus Avenue, Suite D-1201
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Chirag Patel's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Dr. Deborah Greenspan, ScD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
513 Parnassus Avenue; Seventh Floor, #s722
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Deborah Greenspan specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in San Francisco, CA. She is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1825 Fourth Street; Fifth Floor, 5c
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. David Trent's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Trent obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
707 Parnassus Avenue; D-1201
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Derek Park is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Park accepts. He speaks Korean.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
521 Parnassus Avenue; # C-522
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Brian Carr is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Carr takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
513 Parnassus S738
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sampeter Odera's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
521 Parnassus Avenue; Box 0440, Room C-522
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Perkins Chen is a physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. She accepts the following insurance: Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
521 Parnassus Avenue; Room C522
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Rishi Gupta is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Gupta accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
707 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard Smith works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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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.