We found 8 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Redlands, CA.

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Dr. Anil Pitamber Punjabi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
295 Terracina
Redlands, CA
 

Dr. Anil Punjabi works as a plastic surgeon and oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Punjabi include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Punjabi studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at MetroHealth Medical Center, Jackson Memorial Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. He is affiliated with VA Loma Linda Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
11201 Benton Street
Loma Linda, CA
 

Dr. Omar Faridi specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Loma Linda, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Faridi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with VA Loma Linda Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
25455 Barton Road; Suite 103a
Loma Linda, CA
 

Dr. Harvey Zalsman is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Loma Linda, CA. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
11234 Anderson Street; House Staff Office Cp21005
Loma Linda, CA
 

Dr. Andre Guerrero Fernandes' medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Guerrero Fernandes takes 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
233 Cajon Street; Suite 4
Redlands, CA
 

Dr. Gary Chan's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Chan is 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.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
11092 Anderson Street
Loma Linda, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Moretta specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Loma Linda, CA. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
422 Orange Street
Redlands, CA
 

Dr. John Choi's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Choi 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 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
245 Terracina Boulevard; Suite 211a
Redlands, CA
 

Dr. Randall Halliday practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Redlands, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, 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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