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SoCal Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

At SoCal Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we believe in treating people, not cases. Whether a young child or a busy retiree, we make it our priority to get to know you, your concerns, and your oral health goals so we can provide cutting-edge treatment to improve your health, function, and appearance.

Our experienced oral surgeon, Dr. Craig Thiede, is at the forefront of technology and use minimally invasive techniques to improve the success of procedures and create a positive patient experience. Our goal is to make every patient feel comfortable, so no matter the fear level, we try to make difficult situations easier by working together and providing solutions to ease anxiety. Dr. Thiede is certified to administer IV sedation, and we also offer other options depending on your procedure and unique case.

Whether you need complex orthognathic surgery, expert dental implant placement, or wisdom teeth removed, our oral surgeons and team are proud to provide trustworthy, experienced care for your whole family.

What Our Patients Are Saying...


"The best!! Dr. Did an amazing job with my extraction I completely recommend anyone looking to get or needing to get their wisdom teeth removed to come here and look no further!!!"

"1st review: Dr. Thiede performed my wisdom teeth extraction this morning at 10 am. The front desk girl, the assistant in the surgery room and the Dr Thiede are kind and respectful excepted the billing person, Danielle. Terry charged me a consultation fee on 8/29/2023. I remember my daughter extracted all her wisdom tooth two years ago. The insurance paid the consultation cost. So, I called insurance, Delta Dental told me the insurance pays the consultation fee. Delta Dental rep looked my account and told me that the office used the wrong billing code. They let me know the correct code. So, I called the office back to let them know what my insurance told me, Terry answered the phone and told me, Danielle will call me back. As of this morning, no one called me back. I went to the appointment, checked in, they asked me for co-pay. I saw Danielle (she didn't introduce herself; I heard the office manager called her). She was not polite at all. I explained to her that she needs to bill to the correct code, so the insurance will pay the consultation cost instead of charge to me, patients. She said, "I have always bill to this code". (So, if anyone of you go to the office for consultation, make sure you check your insurance for billing. They may use the wrong code, and you may have to pay the fee which insurance covers). Since Dr Thiede is Oral Surgeon, not my primary dentist, she cannot charge to the code as my primary dentist. She needs to look up the code and bill accordingly. The office manager (I think she is) asked Danielle to look up the code. I hope they can resubmit the claim with the correct code. Danielle: It is not necessary to get upset or have bad attitude. I have nothing to against you. I offer to call my insurance in front of you, but you don't want it. If the insurance covers the cost, why change to the customer. Hope this will work out. I am giving 3 starts for now and will follow up with 2nd review when the issue is resolved."

"I visited just recently for an examination for the first time. Dr. Thiede was very good and very kind, as well as the front staff. The place was very clean as well, and I would recommend this place."

"Dr.Thiede and all the staff are very accomodating,nice,awesome and professional highly recommended!!!!!👍👍👍👍👏👏👏👏"

Meet Our Oral Surgeon

Dr. Craig C. Thiede

Dr. Craig Thiede is a Tustin, CA, oral surgeon. He was born in Barstow, California. However, he was raised most of his life in Hacienda Heights, California. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Southern California. He received his dental degree from the New York University School of Dentistry in 1988. He received his postgraduate training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from New York University Woodhull Hospital. Dr. Thiede and his staff are committed to providing you with honest, quality, comprehensive treatment.

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13522 Newport Avenue, Suite 109,
Tustin, CA 92780

Office Hours

MON8:00 am - 5:00 pm

TUE8:00 am - 5:00 pm

WED8:00 am - 3:00 pm

THU8:00 am - 5:00 pm

FRI7:00 am - 3:00 pm