We found 17 oral surgeons who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near Mission Viejo, CA.

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Dr. Lee Duong Pham, MS, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
58 Tesoro
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Lee Pham specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Pham (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's). He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Pham honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Leonard Stephen Vaughan, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26730 Towne Centre Drive; Suite 105
Foothill Ranch, CA
 

Dr. Leonard Vaughan is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Vaughan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo.

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David R Cummings
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26302 La Paz Road; Suite 102
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. David Cummings specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cummings include dental implant surgery, chin surgery, and jaw surgery. His professional affiliations include CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. For his residency, Dr. Cummings trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Clinical interests: Jaw Problems, Dental Implant Surgery, Chin Surgery, Jaw Surgery

Dr. Eduard Balasanian, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26302 La Paz Road; Suite 102
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Edward Balasanian sees patients in Mission Viejo, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Balasanian is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency.

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Nader K Salib
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26732 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite 531
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Nader Salib is an oral surgeon. His clinical interests include dental implant surgery, chin surgery, and jaw surgery. Dr. Salib 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, Chin Surgery, Jaw Surgery

Dr. Trent Howard Westernoff, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
30190 Town Center Drive; Suite B
Laguna Niguel, CA
 

Dr. Trent Westernoff specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Westernoff is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
28202 Cabot Road; Suite 420
Laguna Niguel, CA
 

Dr. Arthur Johnson sees patients in Laguna Niguel, CA. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Johnson is professionally affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Johnson attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Kenneth R Girard
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
27800 Medical Center Road; Suite 238
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Girard is an oral surgeon in Mission Viejo, CA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Girard is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Dr. Junil Ahn, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
27800 Medical Center Road; 238
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Junil Ahn is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Ahn attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of chin implants, dental implant surgery, and cleft lip and palate repair. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahn accepts. He is professionally affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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

Jeffrey Marshall Caputo
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26302 La Paz Road; Suite 102
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Caputo's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He completed his residency training at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. Dr. Caputo's clinical interests include jaw surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Caputo's professional affiliations include CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Jaw Problems, Jaw Surgery

Rex C Moody
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26302 La Paz Road; Suite 102
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Rex Moody practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Moody accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Delta Dental, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
24953 Paseo De Valencia; Suite 1-c
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Quoc Nguyen's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen takes.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
113 Waterworks Way; #110
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Tony Yang is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Dr. Yang is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
26302 La Paz Road; Suite 102
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. David Nicholls practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Mission Viejo, CA. Dr. Nicholls honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
25571 Jeromino Road; Suite 11
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Mohammad Mohammadi-Araghi is an oral surgeon. He 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
27725 Santa Margarita Parkway; Suite 130
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Michael Clark is an oral surgeon. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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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