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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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in San Diego, CA. Dr. Machado is rated highly by his patients. His professional affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Machado's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. 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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and El Cajon, CA. Dr. Eckstein is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Eckstein completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Eckstein is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Gile's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gile include tooth extractions, dental implant surgery, and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Gile takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Gile (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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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 specialties are trauma surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Talebzadeh speaks Persian. His clinical interests include cosmetic surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Talebzadeh is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Oleksy speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Before completing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Oleksy attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Oleksy takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He welcomes 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's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Hammond trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. Dr. Hammond is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 is an oral surgeon. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Riding takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as 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 works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in San Diego, CA. For his residency, Dr. Smith trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego. In Dr. Smith's practice, he is particularly interested in dental procedures. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Smith 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. Dr. Witcher is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Witcher honors. He has an open panel. For his residency, Dr. Witcher trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

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

Dr. Erik Feider's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. 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
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite 26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Frank Pavel is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He 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's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hummeldorf 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
4094 4th Avenue; Suite 101
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. German Trujillo's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Trujillo is in-network 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 area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.