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Dr. Lester Machado, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
501 Washington Street; Suite #710
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Lester Machado's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Machado's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Machado's training includes residency programs at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Machado is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. James R Eckstein, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite 26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James Eckstein is an oral surgeon in San Diego, CA and El Cajon, CA. Dr. Eckstein has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Eckstein graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite 26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Brian Oleksy works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Oleksy speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Frederick White Hammond
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2878 Camino Del Rio S; Suite 210
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Frederick Hammond's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hammond is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Hammond completed a residency program at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Hammond is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
246 F Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Nojan Talebzadeh practices trauma surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery in Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Talebzadeh has indicated that his clinical interests include cosmetic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Talebzadeh is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Holly D Hatt, MD
Specializes in Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4067 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Holly Hatt is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. She works in Poway, CA and San Diego, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Hatt average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hatt accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite 26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jason Gile's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Gile's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gile (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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Timothy Shelburne Smith
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2878 Camino Del Rio S; Suite 210
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Smith's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise include dental procedures. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. His residency was performed at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Smith's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dental Procedures, Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4747 Orten Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Witcher practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Solana Beach, CA and San Diego, CA. Dr. Witcher honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Witcher completed a residency program at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Witcher has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Mouth Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery

Steven Steven Podstreleny
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4067 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. S. Podstreleny works as an oral surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Podstreleny is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2878 Camino Del Rio S; Suite 210
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Robert Riding specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in San Diego, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Riding accepts.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite #26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michael Golding is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in San Diego, CA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Golding honors.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2655 Camino Del Rio N; Suite 140
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kurt Hummeldorf's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hummeldorf takes 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
306 Walnut Avenue; Suite 26
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Frank Pavel practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. 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
4094 4th Avenue; Suite 101
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. German Trujillo's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Trujillo 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
2310 Craven Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Richard Hamilton works as an oral surgeon in San Diego, CA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamilton takes.

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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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