Welcome to Orange County Centers for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants

Where excellence is defined through
60 years of combined experience!


26302 La Paz Road, Suite 102 Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 586-7000


1171 Puerta Del Sol, Suite D
San Clemente, CA 92673
(949) 661-0166

newport beach

360 San Miguel, Suite 402 Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 760-1600

Lake Forest

24400 Muirlands Blvd. Suite C Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 859–3822

Patient Satisfaction, Comfort and Trust

4 Convenient Locations in Orange County

At any of our 4 oral surgery and dental implant centers in Orange County, patient satisfaction, comfort and trust are key elements that we value as top priority.

60 Years of Combined Experience

Our dental team consists of our dedicated oral surgeons who have extensive hours of continuing education and training.

State-of-the-Art Facilities and Treatment

At the Orange County Centers for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we are pleased to offer the most advanced technology and treatment.

Board Certified Oral Surgeons

Dr. David Cummings, Dr. Edward Balasanian, Dr. Jeffrey Caputo and Dr. David Nicholls are all certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Meet Our Team

Meet the doctors who are bringing you over 60 years of combined experience!

Dr. David R. Cummings

Dr. Cummings is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and has enjoyed serving on the Board of Examiners for the past six years.

Dr. Jeffrey M. Caputo

Dr. Caputo is a certified Basic Life Support instructor for the American Heart Association and teaches CPR for many of the dentists and their staff in Orange County.

Dr. Edward Balasanian

Dr. Balasanian is a board certified Diplomate of American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a fellow in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Dr. David W. Nicholls

Dr. Nicholls is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and re-certifies in that specialty every 10 years.

Dr. David Cummings, Dr. Edward Balasanian, Dr. Jeffrey Caputo and Dr. David Nicholls 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.

Services We Provide

60 Years of Combined Experience to Better Serve Your Dental Needs.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are highly-durable, functional alternatives to dentures and crown-and-bridge treatments

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth also referred to as third molars are the last teeth to develop and erupt in the upper and lower jaw

TMJ Treatments

The jaw joint is largely responsible for the ability to open and close the mouth, chew, and speak.

Corrective Jaw Surgery

Orthognathic surgery is needed when the top and bottom jaws do not meet correctly

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts.

Local Anesthesia

Many oral surgery procedures can be carried out under local anesthesia only. Most dentists use this.

Dental Implants (All on 4's)

The term “All-on-4” refers to a specific pattern of dental implant placement to allow restoration of all the teeth.

Tooth Removal

Tooth removal is indicated when a tooth has become damaged or infected such that restoring it is not in the patient's best interest.

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting refers to the application of various materials to a bone defect to restore form or function.

Impacted Permanent Teeth

The term “impacted” refers to a permanent tooth being stuck in the jaw and not erupting through the gums.

Oral Pathology

“Oral pathology” refers to disease states that are found in the mouth and associated anatomical structures.

Facial Trauma

Facial trauma treatment involves the surgical repair of facial injuries, restoring function of the teeth and jaw.

Biologic Agents to Aid Healing

Platelets are associated with the beginning of the healing process, they contain various molecules that promote healing and growth


Built by trust


At Orange County Centers for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants we are following the COVID-19 Crisis closely as well as the recommendations from Federal, State and Local agencies and officials. 

Our team has always worked diligently to create the safest environment possible for our patients, our staff and ourselves. In light of COVID-19 we have implemented additional policies and procedures including patient screening protocols, increased sanitation and disinfection protocols with medical grade air purifiers, added additional personal protective equipment and we are scheduling patients in a manner to promote social distancing in our offices.

The safety of our patients and our staff is our highest priority. Our team is ready and willing to serve you.

We wish all of you health and wellness now and always. 

Drs. Cummings, Balasanian, Caputo and Nicholls

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