We found 15 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 a physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Machado takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Machado's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Machado attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Eckstein is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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

Dr. Jason Gile's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Gile has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of clinical interest consist of tooth extractions, dental implant surgery, and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Gile attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Gile (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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

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

Dr. Nojan Talebzadeh's specialties are trauma surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. He practices in Chula Vista, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Talebzadeh include cosmetic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Talebzadeh speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery

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. Dr. Oleksy is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Oleksy 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 in San Diego, CA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hammond is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hammond has an open panel. He trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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

Dr. Robert Riding's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Riding has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Riding honors.

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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's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Smith focuses on dental procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts. For his professional training, Dr. Smith completed a residency program at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Smith is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dental Procedures, Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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

Dr. Erik Feider is an oral surgeon. In Dr. Feider's practice, he is particularly interested in dental implant surgery, chin surgery, and cleft lip and palate repair. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Jaw Problems, Dental Implant Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Chin Surgery, Jaw Surgery

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

Dr. Daniel Witcher's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Witcher honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. For his professional training, Dr. Witcher completed a residency program at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Witcher welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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

Dr. Frank Pavel's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pavel is in-network for 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
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite #26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michael Golding specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as 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 works as an oral surgeon in San Diego, CA. Patients rated Dr. Hummeldorf highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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
4094 4th Avenue; Suite 101
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. German Trujillo is an oral surgeon. He is an in-network provider for 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
2310 Craven Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Richard Hamilton's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Hamilton takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as 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.
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