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 surgeons, Dr. Craig Thiede and Dr. Naman Desai, are 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 and Dr. Desai are 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.
"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."
"Fantastic customer care. Everyone from start to finish was awesome. They all totally put me at ease in an uncertain situation and we’re so kind. Thanks so much!"
"Everyone was so nice and patient. I recommend this place and doctor 100%"
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.Read More
Dr. Naman Desai was born in Torrance, California, and grew up in the city of Orange. Incidentally, he met Dr. Thiede in high school, which sparked his interest in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. With that goal in sight, he attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA, where he earned his BS in Biology. He then returned to Southern California, where he earned his DDS at the UCLA School of Dentistry. After that, Dr. Desai moved across town to complete his training in the rigorous six-year Oral Surgery program at the LAC-USC County Hospital and the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry. He earned his MD from the Keck School of Medicine of USC during his training. With some luck, he was able to come full circle in his journey back to where he was initially inspired. In his free time, he enjoys running, swimming, hiking, and the Los Angeles Lakers.Read More