Welcome to West Coast Oral Surgery

Established over 20 years ago, we are pleased to expand our team in 2019 to better serve our patients! Welcome Dr. Marc Dentico-Olin, Dr. Stone Thayer, and Dr. Mehdi Matin -- joining the practice as highly experienced surgeons in affiliation with Dr. Joel Berger's Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Together with Dr. Chang's leadership, our office prides ourselves on our history of excellent patient care, and looks forward to serving you. Please call our office to schedule a personalized consult 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 wisdom teeth removal requires the highest level of surgical skill. 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

Our office 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 and only office in San Diego to utilize X-Guide by X-Nav Technologies for dental implants. Click here to learn more about this unique surgical service allowing dentists and surgeons to provide better implant outcomes!

Yes! We use Exparel®  the long-lasting, non-opioid analgesic to provide effective post surgical pain relief for up to three days and reduce or eliminate the need for opioids after surgery!

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

Looking to join a dynamic private practice? Our office is expanding in 2019! Please see  employment opportunities via the staff information page.

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 

Joel Berger, M.D., D.D.S.  

  • Board Certified: Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Sharp Memorial, Chief of Oral Surgery Maxillofacial, 1991 to Present
  • Children's Hospital, Chief of Dental Oral Surgery, 1990-1992
  • UCSD Department of Plastic Surgery Association, Clinical Professor, 1986 to Present
  • Sharp Memorial Hospital, Chief of Surgery, 2007-2008
  • Associate Professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry:  2014 - Present
  • Consultant to Balboa Navy Hospital
  • California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Dental License: California Board of Dental Examiners
  • Medical License: Medical Board of California          

View Dr. Berger's Bio 

Stone Thayer, M.D., D.M.D. 

  • Chief of Maxillofacial Surgery Sharp Memorial
  • UCSD Department of Plastic Surgery Association, Clinical Professor
  • Staff Surgeon: Sharp Memorial, Scripps Green, Scripps Mercy and Rady Children's
  • Board Certified: Diplomate American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
  • North American Craniomaxillofacial Surgery Association
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Medical License: Medical Board of California          

View Dr. Thayer'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

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


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