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We found 15 oral surgeons who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 020 near Santa Ana, CA.

Sanford L Ratner
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1200 N Tustin Avenue; Suite 108
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Sanford Ratner specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Santa Ana, CA and Orange, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Ratner include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and craniofacial reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. For his professional training, Dr. Ratner completed residency programs at VA Long Beach Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate, Facial Problems, Craniofacial Reconstruction, Temporomandibular Joint ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4950 Barranca Parkway; Suite 202
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Hsu'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. Hsu takes. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Hsu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish.

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Dr. An Hong Vuong, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
17150 Euclid Street; Suite 319
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. An Vuong is a Fountain Valley, CA physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Vuong completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Monty C Wilson
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1200 N Tustin Avenue; Suite 108
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Monty Wilson's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Wilson has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate

Paul David Braun
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2401 W Chapman Avenue; #101
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Paul Braun practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Braun include facial reconstruction, dental implant surgery, and jaw problems. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Braun honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. He completed his residency training at VA Long Beach Healthcare System.

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Clinical interests: Jaw Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Implant Surgery, Facial Reconstruction

David Rodney Telles
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry
1920 Main Street; Suite #165
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. David Telles' areas of specialization are oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry; he sees patients in Irvine, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Bellflower, CA. Dr. Telles takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Eric Kim, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4980 Barranca Parkway; Suite 190
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Eric Kim is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Kim accepts 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
801 N Tustin Avenue; Suite 705
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Richard Mandel's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Mandel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1500 E Katella Avenue; Suite R
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Keith Hoffman's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hoffman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1442 Irvine Boulevard; Suite 225
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Jeffry Persons' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Persons takes.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
18152 Pamela Place
Villa Park, CA
 

Dr. Sam Poidmore specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Villa Park, CA. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Mirwais Hussainy
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2 Macarthur Place; Suite 700
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Mirwais Hussainy's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4950 Barranca Parkway; Suite 202
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Elo's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elo accepts.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2839 E Coolidge Avenue
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Mohammed Tabel is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Orange, CA. Dr. Tabel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
137 W. 1st. Street; Suite B-2
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Linda Uyeda's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Uyeda is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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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.