We found 12 oral surgeons who accept Anthem EPO near San Francisco, CA.

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Dr. Chirag Madhusudan Patel, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
707 Parnassus Avenue, Suite D-1201; Tuesday: 10 A.m.
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Chirag Patel is an oral surgeon in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Patel graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Patel is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Brian Thomas Bast, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
707 Parnassus Avenue, Suite D-1201; Tuesday: 10 A.m.
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Brian Bast is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In his practice, Dr. Bast focuses on dental implant surgery, sleep apnea, and impacted wisdom teeth removal. Dr. Bast is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bast is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Jaw Problems, Dental Implant Surgery, Injuries, Impacted Wisdom Teeth ... (Read more)

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
707 Parnassus Avenue, Suite D-1201; Tuesday: 10 A.m.
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Hieu Pham is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients gave Dr. Pham an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pham include dental implant surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pham takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Pham attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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Clinical interests: Dental Implant Surgery

Dr. Michael Anthony Pogrel, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
707 Parnassus Avenue, Suite D-1201; Tuesday: 10 A.m.
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. M. Pogrel is an oral surgeon in San Francisco, CA. After completing medical school at the University of Aberdeen, College of Life Sciences and Medicine and the University of Liverpool Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Pogrel performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, cysts, and dental implant surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pogrel is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Cysts, Dental Implant Surgery, Impacted Wisdom Teeth Removal, Cleft Lip and Palate, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Deborah Greenspan, ScD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
513 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Deborah Greenspan practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in San Francisco, CA. She accepts Health Net, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems

Dr. Jennifer Perkins Chen, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
707 Parnassus Avenue, Suite D-1201; Tuesday: 10 A.m.
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Perkins is a physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. She is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She takes Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Perkins attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1825 Fourth Street; Fifth Floor, 5c
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. David Trent's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Trent attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Trent is affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
707 Parnassus Avenue; D-1201
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Derek Park practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Park is an in-network provider for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Korean.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
521 Parnassus Avenue; # C-522
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Brian Carr sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
513 Parnassus S738
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sampeter Odera is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
521 Parnassus Avenue; Room C522
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Rishi Gupta's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
707 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard Smith is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is in-network for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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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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