Why Choose Us

  1. Three convenient locations
  2. Team dental care
  3. After hours care is available
  4. Digital technology
  5. Dental CT scans

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Mission Viejo Office

26302 La Paz Road
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

(949) 586-7000
San Clemente Office

1171 Puerta Del Sol, Suite D
San Clemente, CA 92673

(949) 661-0166
Newport Beach Office

360 San Miguel, Suite 402
Newport Beach, CA 92660

(949) 760-1600

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons Rex C. Moody, DDS, FACD, David R. Cummings, DDS, FACD, FICD, Edward Balasanian, DDS, MD, FACS and Jeffrey M. Caputo, DDS, practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal. We can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries and TMJ disorders, and performs a full range of dental implant and bone grafting procedures.

Drs. Moody, Cummings, Balasanian and Caputo’s staff is trained in assisting with I.V. sedation within our state of the art office settings.

Featured Oral Surgery Services

Implant dentistry is a modern and superior treatment choice when it is necessary to replace single or multiple missing teeth. Permanently replacing the natural teeth is a healthy choice for your body and a fantastic choice for your self-confidence.

What is a Dental Implant?

A small titanium screw (post) represents the main body of a dental implant. During a minimally invasive surgical procedure, the implant post is inserted into the jawbone and then stabilized to promote healing. During the healing process, the implant post and the bone become integrated or fused together in a manner that is similar to the relationship between a natural tooth root and the jawbone. Read more »

The revolutionary TEETH-IN-AN-HOUR™ concept enables our team to provide patients with a complete set of functional teeth supported by dental implants in approximately one hour with a single procedure. For the many adults who are unsatisfied with loose-fitting conventional dentures, this advanced prosthetic procedure provides an opportunity to experience a more natural-looking smile and an enhanced quality of life.

The technology for the TEETH-IN-AN-HOUR™ procedure was developed by implant industry experts, Nobel Biocare, and was designed to make total tooth replacement more precise, less invasive, and more efficient. Through the collaborative efforts of the oral surgeon and the general dentist, it is possible to produce a beautiful, high-quality, long-term answer to tooth loss. Read more »

The wisdom teeth or third molars are frequently removed if they are causing an immediate problem or if a future problem is foreseeable. For most patients, the fate of the wisdom teeth can be determined (and the surgical removal can be performed, if necessary) during the late teen years or the young adult years.

The wisdom teeth are a third and last set of permanent molars which form in the jawbone during childhood, but do not begin erupting until the later teen years. In this late stage of development the growth of the jawbone has typically stopped or slowed down considerably, making the eruption of the wisdom teeth far more complex than the eruption of any other teeth. Read more »

Healthy, plentiful bone is essential for a successful dental implant. The jawbone, just as it is anchors your natural teeth in place, must also anchor each dental implant in place. When the jawbone is not deep enough, thick enough or wide enough, your dental implant procedure could be a failure—or worse, you may learn that you are not a suitable candidate for implant surgery in the first place.

Rather than risk a failed dental implant surgery or deny you the opportunity for a permanent new tooth, we might recommend an additional procedure called bone grafting. Read more »

The alignment of the teeth and jaws, as well as a host of other dental and skeletal irregularities, can be corrected with orthognathic surgery. With this form of corrective jaw surgery, our surgical team can help to improve your ability to breathe, speak, and chew. In addition to the functional benefits, there are also a number of notable cosmetic advantages to orthognathic or corrective jaw surgery since these procedures can dramatically improve your facial profile and enhance your outward appearance. Read more »

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