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

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

Dr. Sanford Ratner practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. His clinical interests encompass temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and craniofacial reconstruction. Dr. Ratner is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. For his residency, Dr. Ratner trained at VA Long Beach Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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

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

Dr. Daniel Hsu works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Hsu honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Hsu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish.

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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 works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. For his residency, Dr. Wilson trained at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial reconstruction, dental implant surgery, and jaw problems. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's). Dr. Braun is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at VA Long Beach Healthcare System.

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

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

Dr. An Vuong is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Vuong has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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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 an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Irvine, CA. In his practice, Dr. Kim focuses on cleft lip and palate repair. Dr. Kim takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Jaw Problems, Cleft Lip and Palate Repair

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

Dr. David Telles practices oral and maxillofacial surgery and general dentistry. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Telles 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 works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Santa Ana, CA. Dr. Mandel's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mandel takes.

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

Dr. Keith Hoffman practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Orange, CA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hoffman takes 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
1442 Irvine Boulevard; Suite 225
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Jeffry Persons practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Persons's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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
18152 Pamela Place
Villa Park, CA
 

Dr. Sam Poidmore's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

Dr. Mohammed Tabel's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Tabel takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Elo is an oral surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elo takes.

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

Dr. Linda Uyeda works as an oral surgeon in Tustin, CA. She 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
2 Macarthur Place; Suite 700
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Mirwais Hussainy practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Santa Ana, CA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hussainy honors 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.
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