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UCSF Maxillofacial Surgery at San Francisco General Hospital


San Francisco General Hospital
1001 Potrero Avenue, Room 1N1
San Francisco, CA 94110

Phone number(s):


Days/hours of operation:

Monday, 9AM-3:30PM

Tuesday and Thursday, closed 

Wednesday and Friday, 9AM-3:30PM

Description of Services:

Inpatient and outpatient services include:

  • Outpatient sedation and general anesthesia for surgical procedures
  • Dentoalveolar surgery: infections from teeth, extraction of erupted teeth, removal of unerupted and impacted wisdom and other teeth, surgery to prepare jaw ridges for dentures
  • Dental implants
  • Surgical correction of maxillofacial skeletal and soft tissue deformities
  • Surgical correction of maxillary alveolar cleft and other cleft deformities
  • Trauma surgery: jaw and facial bone fractures
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Surgery: internal derangement, degenerative joint disease, rheumatoid arthritis, recurrent or persistent mandibular, dislocation, ankylosis, hyperplasia or hypoplasia
  • Diagnosis and management of pathological conditions of the maxilla region and associated soft tissues • Assessment and repair of trigeminal and facial nerve injuries
  • Cosmetic maxillofacial surgery: chin deformities, contour defects, adiposity (fat) and other corrections

Outpatient services:

Read Description of Services

Insurance plans accepted:

  • Medical: Most medical insurance plans, Medi-Cal
  • Dental: Denti-Cal, Delta Dental

Special instructions for new patients:

If you belong to an HMO or PPO or other insurance that requires preauthorization before seeing a specialist, please obtain the authorization before appearing for your visit, even if your dentist is referring you. If you have recent x-rays, please bring them with you.

Special instructions for referring providers:

Telephone number for referring doctors only: (800) 477-6470

Emergency Dental Services:

Emergency care, as determined by a dentist or physician, is provided for everyone regardless of ability to pay for the services rendered.