ORAL & FACIAL SPECIALISTS


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Alan A. Esla, MD

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon located in Bakersfield, CA

Residents of Bakersfield, California, are fortunate to have access to Dr. Alan Esla, an experienced, board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He offers oral surgery and laser cosmetics at Oral & Facial Specialists. Dr. Esla specializes in various areas of oral surgery: dental implants, bone grafting, extractions, orofacial pathology, and maxillofacial trauma. He radiates a caring and compassionate manner as he delivers sound surgical skills and judgment.

Dr. Esla graduated from the prestigious University of California at Los Angeles schools of dentistry and medicine. Following completion of his general surgery internship and oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at UCLA, he moved to Bakersfield to begin practice.

Medical organizations and societies recognize Dr. Esla and his knowledge and quality of patient care. Dr. Esla is a fellow of the American and California Associations of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He’s also a member of the Kern County Dental Society of which he served as president in 2008. When he’s not working, he enjoys various sports and is intrigued by geography and natural wonders around the world.

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Oral & Facial Specialists

Residents of Bakersfield, California, are fortunate to have access to Dr. Alan Esla, an experienced, board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He offers oral surgery and laser cosmetics at Oral & Facial Specialists. Dr. Esla specializes in various areas of oral surgery: dental implants, bone grafting, extractions, orofacial pathology, and maxillofacial trauma. He radiates a caring and compassionate manner as he delivers sound surgical skills and judgment.

Dr. Esla graduated from the prestigious University of California at Los Angeles schools of dentistry and medicine. Following completion of his general surgery internship and oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at UCLA, he moved to Bakersfield to begin practice.

Medical organizations and societies recognize Dr. Esla and his knowledge and quality of patient care. Dr. Esla is a fellow of the American and California Associations of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He’s also a member of the Kern County Dental Society of which he served as president in 2008. When he’s not working, he enjoys various sports and is intrigued by geography and natural wonders around the world.


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Services

What we offer
Our Laser Treatments
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Meet Our Team!
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    CHRISTINA

    Hello my name is Christina and I am extremely excited Dr. Esla has given me the opportunity to work with the Oral & Facial Specialists at the newest location in Visalia, I have been with the Oral & Facial Specialists since 2015.  Everyone has been extremely helpful with my trasition into this new and exciting field. Having years of experience in customer service I want to ensure all of our patients needs are met above and beyond their expectations and fulfilled to the highest level of satisfaction. 

    I graduated high school in 2002. During my free time I enjo spending time with my family, friends, and two rescue dogs.

    I look forward to meeting all of you. If there's anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to call our office.

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    MARIA

    Hello my name is Maria, I am currently with Oral & Facial Specialists since 2014, I was born and raised in El Paso, TX. I moved to Bakersfield, CA from Colorado Springs, CO. My husband is in the Army and we have two awesome teenagers. We have traveled the world and have lived in multiple states.

    While stationed at Ft. Carson, CO I received my Dental Assisting Certification. Fresh out of school I was hired by an oral surgeon that gave me the opportunity of a life time. He showed me the ropes of Oral Surgery and received my IV certification. Working in oral surgery made me realize how much I love my job and the passion I have for my patients. My patients are my top priority and hope to ensure they have the best services provided.

    I am excited and thrilled to be given this opportunity to work with Dr. Esla, our team and able to continue my experience and education as a Surgical Assistant. I look forward to meeting you.

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    SARAH

    I love working with Dr. Esla and the Team, I have been apart of the Oral & Facial Specialists sine 2013. Everyone is easy to work with and when we have the same goals in common coming to work is a pleasure. I strive to to give my patients and coworkers the very best. And when patients tell me how wonderful there experience had been I know we are succeeding.

    I was born and raised in Bakersfield. I went to San Joaquin Valley College and received my RDA licence. I worked in general dentistry for five years, during that time I received my OMSA license so that I may assist in Oral Surgery. I love Dentistry and could not imagine another career that would fit me best.

    I am married and have two beautiful children. As a family we enjoy watching movies, working on our home and being on the lake or ocean in our boat.

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    DREW

    Hello! My name is Drew, I graduated from Centennial High School in 2015 and I joined Dr. Esla and his team in 2016. Working with Dr Esla, and his team has given me an incredible opportunity, I have learned many new aspects of Oral Surgery including dental implants.

    Our office is an exciting place to work, from our amazing décor to our dedication to every patient we see, this is my favorite part. I want to make sure that every patient that walks into our office is heard and understood. I want to insure that your visit with us is above your expectations and that all your Oral Surgery needs are taken care of in as few appointments as possible because we all understand life keeps us busy. You can find me working in our Bakersfield office and our newest location in Visalia, I will be helping patients in consultations, assisting in surgery and helping to insure your loved ones feel safe and comfortable when leaving our office.

    When I am not working, I love to spend time doing a little weekend traveling with my boyfriend, we like going to the beach or going hiking we also like to hang out with our close family and friends. I look forward to growing with the practice and getting to know our patient on a first name bases.

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    WENDY

    My name is Wendy and I am the Implant Specialist at Dr. Esla's office. I went to Bryman College and I am also a certified Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant. I have been working in the dental field for 13 years. I joined Dr. Esla's team in 2008 as an oral surgeon assistant. I was given the opportunity to become the Implant Specialist for Dr. Esla a few years back and this was a life changing opportunity. I enjoy being the implant specialist very much because I like to see our patients happy and confident about their smiles.When patients have questions about the dental implant(s) I am always glad to answer their questions.

    On my free time I enjoy spending time with my three wonderful children. I love to go see my two boys playing soccer. Like all the girls, I enjoy retail therapy of any kind and some quiet time to meditate and do yoga.

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    EVA

    My name is Eva I have been a part of Dr. Esla’s team since February of 2016. I was born and raised in Oakland, Ca. I have three wonderful children. We moved to Bakersfield from Issaquah, Washington in 2013 and have been here in Bakersfield since.

    Previously before working at Oral & Facial Specialists I had taken a break from the dental field to raise my children. I had six years of dental experience prior to my absence. I feel extremely fortunate to be a part of a team who will go above and beyond for their patients in every aspect of oral surgery.

    When I have time away from the office I love to spend time with my three children. I enjoy hiking and listening to music. As a family we love traveling and exploring new cities and cultures. It’s always nice to have a little “get away” even if it’s just for the weekend.

    When you walk into our office I will be there to greet you and walk you through the registration process. I will help you complete the necessary forms for your consultation appointment and answer any questions you may have before you see the doctor. I am bilingual so please feel free to ask me any questions you may have in either English or Spanish. I look forward to seeing all our current patients and all our new patients, please let me know if there is anything I can help you with when you come in.

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    MARGARITA

    My name is Margarita and I am the treatment plan and billing coordinator for Dr. Alan Esla. I have been with Dr. Esla and his team since 2012. I can honestly say that I consider this practice to be my second home. You can always find me here working on claims and calling insurance companies on our patients behalf.

    I love helping people and for that reason it is my priority to help Dr. Esla’s patients in any way that I can. I like to help patients understand their benefits and how we can maximize their benefits as much as possible to ensure we get them the lowest possible out of pocket cost for treatment. If there is a billing issue I will work with your insurance and you to get the matter resolved.   

    Previously before working at Oral & Facial Specialists, I worked as a medical assistant for ten years, my goal is to be an RN. I am currently going to school at Bakersfield College, I am in my second year.  

    When I am not at work or school, I love spending time with my family. I have a daughter, son and husband. During my free time I like going for walks and doing a little hiking as a family, I also enjoy taking a dancing Zumba class at my local gym.

    I am looking forward to assisting you in any way that I can and answering any questions you may have related to your insurance and benefits you receive with them.  

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    HEATHER

    My name is Heather and I have been a part of the Oral & Facial Specialists team since 2013. I graduated high school in 2006 and immediately took on the corporate world. I find connecting with people as something that comes second nature to me. Understanding the anxiety that may come with seeing any healthcare professional, I love working for Oral & Facial Specialists because the entire operation is created to accommodate our patients. I love getting to know all our patients and I can guarantee that I will make sure that every detail is met on your visit with us.

    Here at the Oral & Facial Specialists I help with treatment plan coordinating and insurance billing. I can help you with any insurance questions you may have in regards to your benefits and the billing process.

    Rejuvenating Beauty is the newest addition to our office where we offer laser cosmetic procedures without surgery I am the Skincare Specialist for Rejuvenating Beauty.  I can help you with any skincare questions you may have and also show you what skincare line we offer that you will get the best results with.  I will schedule your laser cosmetic appointments and we will also go through the financials together to better understand your treatment.

    On my days away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my daughter.  We often go on little day trips out of town or find something fun we can both do like feeding the animals at Heart Park; this is one of our favorite activities. We love exploring new places and finding new adventures we can concur together. 

    I look forward to meeting all of you and if there is anything I can do to make your visit more incredible, please let me know.

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    GWEN

    I am proud to be a part of the Oral & Facial Specialists team since 2010 as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant. I really enjoy working with Dr. Esla and the outstanding team he has put together. I also enjoy helping patients have the best experience possible with their oral surgery procedure. It’s very rewarding when a patient tells me how pleasant and comfortable their experience was, and that’s what I strive for every day.

    I was born and raised in Bakersfield California and I’m a graduate of North High School. I also graduated from San Joaquin Valley College in 1995 with a certificate of completion in Dental Assisting and completed my extern in an Oral Surgeons office. During my externship I found out Oral Surgery was where my heart is. I received my certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant and also took the Registered Dental Assistant written and practical exam at UCLA in 1996 passing the exams to become RDA licensed. I have over seventeen years of experience in Oral Surgery Assisting.

    I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I extremely enjoy watching my children’s accomplishments. My son is a junior at Bakersfield City College and works for California Animal Living Museum, my daughter a sophomore and plays softball for Fresno State College. I also enjoy camping, riding motorcycles and snow skiing. Cooking is also a passion. As a family we really look forward to volunteering at the homeless center through the holiday seasons.

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SECOND LOCATION


242 W. Caldwell Ave

Visalia CA, 93277

Phone: (559) 429-3900, Fax: (559) 429-3901

Hours: every Wednesday 8:00am - last appointment and once a month on Fridays


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Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At our practice we make every effort to provide you with the finest surgical care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this we work hand in hand with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures. If you have any problems or questions, please ask our staff. They are well informed and up-to-date. Please call if you have any questions or concerns regarding your initial visit. Please bring your insurance information with you to the consultation so that we can expedite reimbursement.

Adventist Health
Aetna
Cigna
Delta Dental
Guardian
Liberty Dental PPO
Premier Access
United Concordia

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Location
Oral & Facial Specialists
500 Old River Road, Suite 275
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Phone: 661-617-5770
Fax: 661-617-5771
Office Hours

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661-617-5770

Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "If you want quality, experience and precision, Dr. Esla is the very best decision you will make for your mouth."

    Jeremy M.
Alan Esla, MD
500 Old River Road
Suite 275
Bakersfield, CA 93311