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We found 16 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Stockton, CA.

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Dr. Lester Machado, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
501 Washington Street; Suite #710
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Lester Machado is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in San Diego, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Machado's hospital/clinic affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Scripps Mercy Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Machado is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. James Eckstein, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite 26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James Eckstein specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in San Diego, CA and El Cajon, CA. Dr. Eckstein is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite 26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jason Gile sees patients in San Diego, CA and El Cajon, CA. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. These areas are among Dr. Gile's clinical interests: tooth extractions, dental implant surgery, and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gile average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gile takes. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Gile (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Dr. Gile is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Tooth Extractions, Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Implant Surgery, Jaw Surgery

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Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
246 F Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Nojan Talebzadeh's medical specialty is trauma surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Talebzadeh's clinical interests include cosmetic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. He is conversant in Persian. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Talebzadeh is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite 26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Brian Oleksy sees patients in San Diego, CA and El Cajon, CA. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Oleksy attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Oleksy speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Oleksy's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Frederick White Hammond
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2878 Camino Del Rio S; Suite 210
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Frederick Hammond is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Hammond is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2878 Camino Del Rio S; Suite 210
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Robert Riding works as an oral surgeon in San Diego, CA. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Timothy Shelburne Smith
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2878 Camino Del Rio S; Suite 210
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Smith is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include dental procedures. Dr. Smith accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith's residency was performed at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dental Procedures, Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4747 Orten Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Witcher's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Witcher honors. For his residency, Dr. Witcher trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Witcher has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
34800 Bob Wilson Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Olszowka is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in San Diego, CA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Olszowka honors.

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Erik Anthony Feider
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3703 Camino Del Rio S; Suite 100-b
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Erik Feider is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in San Diego, CA. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite 26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Frank Pavel practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in San Diego, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Pavel is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite #26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michael Golding's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Golding honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2655 Camino Del Rio N; Suite 140
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kurt Hummeldorf is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Hummeldorf average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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
4094 4th Avenue; Suite 101
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. German Trujillo's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2310 Craven Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Richard Hamilton's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Hamilton honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.