James R. Eckstein, DDS, MD

Oral Surgeon

150 West Madison
El Cajon, CA 92020



Board Certified Specialist,
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


  • Dental Implant Surgery
  • Dental Implant Reconstruction
  • Bone Preservation & Grafting
  • Surgical Removal of Teeth
  • Wisdom Teeth Removal
  • Sedation & Anesthesia

About Dr. Eckstein

Dr. Eckstein is a San Diego native who grew up in the East County and attended Valhalla High School. He completed his Bachelor of Science at the University of California Irvine and then completed dental training at the UCLA School of Dentistry where he graduated Cum Laude. He received his medical degree at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center. He then completed his residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Dr. Eckstein completed a post-residency program that included additional training and education in the areas of Cosmetic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, and Craniofacial Surgery. He has been in private practice in San Diego since 1996. Dr. Eckstein practices the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with emphasis on dental implants and wisdom teeth removal.

Professional Organizations

He is a member of many organizations including the International Team for Implantology and is an active member in the American Dental Association and the American Medical Association. Dr. Eckstein is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology.