We found 15 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near San Francisco, CA.

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 surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Aberdeen, College of Life Sciences and Medicine and the University of Liverpool Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pogrel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, cyst, and dental implant surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Pogrel is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Pogrel is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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

Dr. David Ehsan, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
450 Sutter Street; #2230
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. David Ehsan practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in San Francisco, CA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ehsan accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Ehsan (or staff) speaks Persian. He also offers language support for patients who speak Korean, Chinese, and Spanish. He is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Alexander Rabinovich, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
129 Sacramento Street; Suite C
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Rabinovich practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Rabinovich's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Rabinovich (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures

Dr. Dennis Song, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3109 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Song sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Song is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He offers interpreting services for patients who speak Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Song is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. David Trent works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Trent is in-network for 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.

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Dr. Peter Eui-Young Lyu, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
450 Sutter Street; Suite 1341
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Peter Lyu's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Lyu has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Francis Hyunjin Chung
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2460 Mission Street; Suite 109
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Francis Chung practices oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial radiology, and oral and maxillofacial surgery in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Chung is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Edmond Bedrossian
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
450 Sutter Street; Suite 2439
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Edmond Bedrossian's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Bedrossian's training includes a residency program at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bedrossian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Armenian and Persian. He is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC).

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Dr. Juan F Luque, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3532 20th Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Juan Luque practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in San Francisco, CA. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Luque performed his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Luque (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Alfredo A Dela Rosa Jr., MD, MBA
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6063 Mission Street
Daly City, CA
 

Dr. Alfredo Dela Rosa practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Dela Rosa is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School.

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Ephraim W Aklilu
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
58 West Portal Avenue; Suite 106
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ephraim Aklilu specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in San Francisco, CA. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. Dr. Aklilu's training includes a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is affiliated with Novato Community Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1282b Lendrum Court
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Earl Shufford's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Shufford takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Suzin Um
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3109 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Suzin Um specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. She is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Um has an open panel. Her training includes a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Um speaks Korean.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
595 Buckingham Way; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michael Dumas is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in San Francisco, CA. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Karin Vargervik's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vargervik 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.