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

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

Dr. Hieu Pham works as an oral surgeon. Dr. Pham's areas of expertise include dental implant surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Pham's professional affiliations include the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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Clinical interests: Dental Implant Surgery

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. He is professionally affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Patel is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Patel attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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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's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, cysts, and dental implant surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Pogrel average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Aberdeen, College of Life Sciences and Medicine and the University of Liverpool Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Pogrel performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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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 an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include dental implant surgery, sleep apnea, and impacted wisdom teeth removal. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Bast completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Jaw Problems, Dental Implant Surgery, Injuries, Impacted Wisdom Teeth ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Deborah Greenspan works as an oral surgeon in San Francisco, CA. She takes Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenspan is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems

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

Dr. Jennifer Perkins' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Perkins is an in-network provider for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Perkins is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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

Dr. David Trent's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Trent average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. Dr. Trent is professionally affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals.

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

Dr. Derek Park is an oral surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Park graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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

Dr. Brian Carr works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He honors 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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA. He accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), 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 accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Richard Smith practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Smith takes 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.
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