Welcome to West Coast Oral Surgery

COVID-19 Updated 3/31------

We sincerely hope you, your friends and family are healthy during these stressful times.

We want to inform you that West Coast Oral Surgery will remain open, until further notice, to meet the community's essential emergency oral surgery needs for patients in pain, swelling or possible infections, in accordance with recommendations by the CDC and in compliance with State and San Diego County laws as "Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers". By keeping our practice open we can help alleviate the need for patients having to go to the hospital for treatment. This would place undue stress on our already overwhelmed health care system. Please call our office if you are experiencing pain or discomfort to evaluate your options for consultation.

At West Coast Oral Surgery we are well staffed and equipped with reusable PPE and other equipment to safely meet the needs of our patients thus alleviating the need to go to the emergency room or hospital to obtain care. We follow all CDC workplace guidelines and environmental cleaning and disinfecting recommendations that can be found here. We will be adjusting our surgery and consultation schedule and utilize telehealth options based on age and overall health of the patient. We also follow social distancing recommendations and require patients, and anyone accompanying them, to wait outdoors if a room is not readily available. Call us at 858-536-2900 for more information.

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We are highly skilled oral surgeons for wisdom teeth removal, single or multiple extractions, dental implants, or your other specialized oral surgery needs! Established over 20 years ago, we are pleased to expand our surgery team in 2019 to better serve our patients! Welcome Dr. Marc Dentico-Olin and Dr. Mehdi Matin -- joining the practice as highly experienced surgeons. Together with Dr. Chang's leadership and history of excellent patient care, we look forward to serving you. Please call our office to schedule a personalized consultation to receive more specific information about procedures specifically for your needs since every case is different.  Our doctors and anesthesiologist are perfectionists, affording our clients the best possible surgical outcome with minimal pain and downtime. Even seemingly routine surgery such as single tooth or wisdom teeth removal requires the highest level of surgical skill to ensure the best outcomes. Whatever your needs may be, we look forward to improving your oral health!

Dr. Berger, Dr. Thayer, Dr. Olin, Dr. Chang, Dr. Matin at West Coast Oral Surgery
Dr. Berger, Dr. Thayer, Dr. Olin, Dr. Chang, Dr. Matin

West Coast Oral Surgery offers the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery utilizing state-of-the-art technology and pain management techniques to expertly remove wisdom teeth, place implants with precision, and perform skillful dental extractions in addition to sophisticated maxillofacial surgeries such as jaw and facial reconstruction. Our doctors are trusted by dental industry peers to care for their own children and loved ones with the most difficult of cases. We are the first office in San Diego to utilize X-Guide by X-Nav Technologies for 3-D guided dental implant placement. Click here to learn more about this unique surgical service allowing your dentist and our surgeons to provide better implant outcomes!

Yes! In an effort to provide our patients, especially children, with opioid-free pain relief options we are one of the few dental offices to use Exparel®  the long-lasting, non-opioid analgesic to provide effective post surgical pain relief for up to three days eliminating the need for opioids after most surgeries! 

For more information about our doctors, please see the information and links to their biographies below. 

 

Dental Implants

When it comes to replacing teeth, a patient has several options. Let us help you make the right decision.

Wisdom Teeth

Most people will have to get their third molars removed sometime during their lives. Still have yours?

Jaw Reconstruction

Modern surgical techniques allow us to optimize function and esthetics of the face and jaws.

Anesthesia

When providing treatment, our first priority is patient comfort and safety. You are in good hands.

Schedule Your Appointment
Our office is located in Scripps Ranch in the North County Medical Dental Building. This location offers easy access, ample parking and privacy.
Surgical Services
Our office offers the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from simple surgery to jaw and facial reconstruction.
Testimonials
Generations of patients love us! Come read why our patients have made us the top rated oral surgeon in San Diego, trusted to care for children by local dentists and community members.

Meet the Doctors

Andrew K. Chang, M.D., D.D.S. , Owner

  • Graduated #1 U.S.C. School of Dentistry Class of 1991
  • Board Certified: Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Expert Consultant for the Dental Board of California
  • General Anesthesia Examiner: Dental Board of California
  • Fellow, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Dental License: California Board of Dental Examiners
  • Medical License: Medical Board of California

View Dr. Chang's Bio 

Mehdi B. Matin, D.D.S. 

  • Member of American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • California Dental Association
  • Washington State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Dental License: California Board of Dental Examiners
  • California State General Anesthesia License
  • Affiliated Faculty, University of Washington, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

View Dr. Matin's Bio

Marc Dentico-Olin, M.D., D.M.D. 

  • Staff Surgeon: Sharp Memorial, Scripps Green, Scripps Mercy and Rady Children's
  • UCSD Department of Plastic Surgery Association, Clinical Professor
  • Board Certified American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Dental License: California Board of Dental Examiners
  • Medical License: Medical Board of California           

View Dr. Olin's Bio


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Our friendly front office staff is prepared to handle your every need from scheduling to answering questions about your insurance benefits.