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About Us

We are a team of professional oral and maxillofacial specialists ready to assist in your dental care. We work with patients of all ages and offer a variety of procedures that can fit your needs. We start all of our appointments with a thorough consultation, which helps to educate patients on what to expect with their care in our office while simultaneously allowing us to create personalized treatment plans. Our goal is to offer state-of-the-art care in a family-friendly environment.

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Our Patients Say

Ashley L

"This place is amazing. All staff is beyond nice and knowledgeable. I came in as a new patient as an Emergency tooth removal, they made me feel so safe, and comfortable.... hands down best hands that take care of you , especially when you may feel at your worst."

David B

"Tooth extraction was smooth and no discomfort. I have had previous extractions and this is the first done by an oral surgeon. What a difference. Easy, no pain and no cost difference from my regular surgeon. Recovery was basically nil as I have had no pain, swelling, or discomfort.  Lucky!"

Jenna F

"I'm giving Orange County Centers for Oral Surgery 5 STARS! If you know me, I am VERY afraid of any kind of dental work! So to have surgery done on my mouth, you can only imagine the anxiety I had just walking in the door. From the moment I walked in, it was a clean, calming."

Meet the Doctors


Dr. Cummings earned his undergraduate degree at University of California San Diego. He finished both his dental degree and his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Southern California. Following residency training, he completed a fellowship in reconstructive jaw surgery in Santa Barbara, California.


Dr. Balasanian grew up in the greater Los Angeles area. He graduated Cum Laude from California State University at Northridge in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry.


Dr. Caputo grew up in Irvine, CA where he graduated from Irvine High School. He moved south to San Diego after high school and went on to earn his undergraduate degree from UCSD in Animal Physiology/Neuroscience. The next three years after graduating were spent performing research as a laboratory assistant at UCSD, where he studied methods to prevent atherosclerosis.


Dr. Nicholls obtained his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University and UCLA, graduating from UCLA with a degree in Biology. He attended dental school at the University of California, San Francisco, graduating with honors. Following dental school, Dr. Nicholls received post-doctoral training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the UCI and Long Beach VA Medical Centers. He subsequently entered private practice in Mission Viejo and has been with the practice for many years as it has grown in size and scope.

Dr. Adam Clark

Dr. Clark showed his educational brightness early as he finished his high school studies early & started undergraduate studies at UNLV as a senior in high school (He grew up in Las Vegas, NV). Dr. Clark then attended Brigham Young University (BYU) for his undergraduate education where he had an academic scholarship and graduated with a degree in Zoology (BS—2000). During his undergraduate education, Dr. Clark took 2 years off to serve as full-time missionary for the LDS (Mormon) Church in southern Brazil (1995-1997), where he learned the Brazilian culture & to speak Portuguese fluently.

Dr. Tyler Lee

Dr. Lee was raised in Orange County and graduated from Mission Viejo High School. After graduating with a degree in Applied Physics from Brigham Young University, he went on to earn his DMD from Roseman University and complete his surgical training at Boston Medical Center in 2022. Now a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Lee brings extensive expertise in orthognathic, dentoalveolar, trauma, TMJ, and reconstructive procedures to the team. Dr. Lee is fluent in Spanish and will provide exceptional care at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and Providence Mission Hospital, where he will rotate facial trauma call. When he's not transforming smiles, Dr. Lee enjoys spending time with his wife Jordan, an employment law attorney, and their four children.


Dr. David Cummings, Dr. Edward Balasanian, Dr. Jeffrey Caputo and Dr. David Nicholls and Dr. Clark are all certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, with a combined 60 years of experience and expertise, treating simple to complex cases for both adults and children.

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