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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 is a San Diego, CA physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Machado is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Machado is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He welcomes 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's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Eckstein is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Eckstein attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency.

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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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in San Diego, CA and El Cajon, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. In Dr. Gile's practice, he is particularly interested in tooth extractions, dental implant surgery, and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gile accepts. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Gile (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 is a specialist in trauma surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Chula Vista, CA. He is especially interested in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Talebzadeh takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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 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 sees patients in San Diego, CA and El Cajon, CA. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Oleksy speaks Spanish. Dr. Oleksy is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He 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 surgeon. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hammond is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. He welcomes new patients. For his residency, Dr. Hammond trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

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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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include dental procedures. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Witcher is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. For his residency, Dr. Witcher trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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 specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Feider is an in-network provider 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
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite 26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Frank Pavel works as an oral surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in San Diego, CA. Dr. Golding honors 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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hummeldorf honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4094 4th Avenue; Suite 101
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. German Trujillo's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. 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
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.