We found 10 oral surgeons who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Los Alamitos, CA.

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Dr. Lee Duong Pham, MS, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4582 Katella Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Lee Pham is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Dr. Pham takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Pham (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's).

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Dr. Heena J Chandra, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4582 Katella Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Heena Chandra sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Los Alamitos, CA. Her medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chandra takes. Dr. Chandra studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Chandra (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's).

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Dr. Solomon Poyourow, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4582 Katella Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Solomon Poyourow is an oral surgeon. Dr. Poyourow's clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, dental implant surgery, and wisdom teeth removal. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Poyourow is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's).

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate, Facial Problems, Wisdom Teeth Removal, Dental Implant Surgery, Trauma, Jaw ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Kim is a Long Beach, CA physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Kim attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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David Rodney Telles
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dentistry
7677 Center Avenue; Suite 206
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. David Telles is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and general dentist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6226 E Spring Street; Suite 315
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Tim Silegy's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Silegy speaks Spanish. Dr. Silegy is affiliated with 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 works as an oral surgeon. He is affiliated with VA Long Beach Healthcare System. 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
1317 S. Courtright Street
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Tuan Hoang is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Hoang is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. 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
3320 N Los Coyotes Diagonal; Suite 100
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Dustin Rowe practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Long Beach, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rowe accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
408 S Beach Boulevard; Suite 107
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Hung Le practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Anaheim, CA. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Le is in-network 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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