We found 5 oral surgeons who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near Long Beach, CA.

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Dr. David H Kim, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4448 E Village Road
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. David Kim specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Kim attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. 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 Pediatric Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
123 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Tony Chi's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery; he sees patients in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Chi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes 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
6226 E Spring Street; Suite 315
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Tim Silegy specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Silegy speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
5901 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Dorsey is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. He is affiliated with VA Long Beach Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3320 N Los Coyotes Diagonal; Suite 100
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Dustin Rowe practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Long Beach, CA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for 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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