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Financial Information

For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover in addition to cash or check. Drs. Cummings, Balasanian, Caputo, and Nicholls provide the optimal care at the most reasonable cost to our patients. Payment is due at the time service is rendered unless other arrangements have been made in advance.


Patients will receive a monthly statement for any outstanding balances. Most insurance companies will respond within four to six weeks. Any remaining balance after the insurance payment has been received is the responsibility of the patient. Your prompt remittance is appreciated.


Please contact our office if you have any questions and we will be happy to assist.

Care Credit

CareCredit is a healthcare credit card designed to help manage health, and wellness costs when they are not covered by insurance. It is a way to pay for the costs of many treatments and procedures by allowing patients to make convenient monthly payments.


Orange County Centers for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants participates with this service offering 6 or 12 months 0% APR for those who qualify for credit approval.


At Orange County Centers for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we place great value on the total patient experience in our office, from creating a calm and friendly environment to making every effort to accommodate personal schedules during the treatment process.

Whenever a patient is in pain or having an unforeseen emergency, Drs. Cummings, Balasanian, Caputo, and Nicholls, will make every attempt to have them seen on the same day!

Patient satisfaction, comfort and trust are key elements that we value as a top priority in our oral and maxillofacial surgery practice. As a result, patients repeatedly refer us to their friends, co-workers and family members.

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At Orange County Centers for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we make every effort to provide you with the finest care and the most convenient financial options. Our highly trained administrative specialists work together with you to expedite your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures.


Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or requests. Our front office staff will make every effort to best assist you with your insurance coverage procedures.

After Hour Care

Patients at the Orange County Centers for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants with unforeseen, after-hours emergencies or post-surgery concerns are asked to call any of our four locations:


Lake Forest (949) 859-3822


Mission Viejo (949) 586-7000


Newport Beach (949) 760-1600


San Clemente (949) 661-0166


Our after-hours exchange service will answer your call and connect you with the attending doctor-on-call who can provide you with the necessary assistance.

Oral & Maxillocfacial Surgeon FAQ'S

What is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon?

An oral & maxillofacial surgeon is a dentist that has undergone an additional 4-6 years of medical and surgical training beyond dental school and receiving a dental degree. Based on this professional training, the oral & maxillofacial surgeon is best regarded as a combination between a physician and a dentist. As a result, oral & maxillofacial surgeons are uniquely qualified to render surgical care of the teeth, mouth, jaws and face.


What does maxillofacial mean?

The main bone in the middle of the face that houses the upper teeth, and forms part of the eye socket, is called the maxilla. Therefore, maxillofacial is a term that refers to the facial region beyond the mouth and lower jaw.


If I need oral surgery, why should I go to an oral & maxillofacial surgeon?

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are formally trained, in medicine and surgery and therefore, provide the highest quality surgical care. Due to this extensive additional training, patients of all ages can expect the following:


    • The length of the procedure is decreased
    • Surgical complications are minimized
    • A significant reduction of post-operative pain and swelling
    • Immediate 24 hour post-surgery on-call response by the surgeon in case of emergency
    • State certified in anesthesia care
    • State of the art surgical equipment in safety-certified offices
    • Optimal treatment result and patient satisfaction


What does it mean to be a Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon?

A Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon has successfully completed extensive examinations by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. The role of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is to certify individuals who have demonstrated exemplary knowledge and skills in oral & maxillofacial surgery. The American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery also seeks to identify those who are committed to life-long learning and ethical practices and to the advancement of oral & maxillofacial surgery.

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