Center for Oral & Facial Surgery

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About Center for Oral & Facial Surgery

The Center for Oral & Facial Surgery was established in 1927 and is the oldest and largest Oral Surgery practice in San Diego County.

The doctors believe it is important their patients understand the dedication and the additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training they undertook after dental school. Their expertise ranges from dental implant surgery to full facial reconstruction including jaw surgery, bone grafting, facial trauma, and facial cosmetic procedures.

Their experienced surgical staff has completed highly-specialized training as Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery assistants.  The team also includes Registered Nurses to administer and monitor both IV and general anesthesia. Their administrative staff is well versed in health procedures and the complexity of insurance billing.

Both offices employ Implant Coordinators who carefully monitor the progress of each dental implant patient and coordinate the stages of treatment with the patient’s general dentist.  Having a dedicated Implant Coordinator insures the patient stays on track with their appointments and has complete understanding of the various stages from initial placement of the implants to final restoration of their mouth.

Meet Our Doctors

Frank L. Pavel, DMD

Dr. Pavel attended Gonzaga University and then earned his DMD at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Boston, Massachusetts.  He completed one year of post-doctoral studies in anesthesiology at Ohio State University Medical Center and trained in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Medical Center.


James R. Eckstein, DDS, MD

Dr. Eckstein is a San Diego native who grew up in the East County and attended Valhalla High School.  He completed a 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.


Brian K. Oleksy, DDS, MD

Dr. Oleksy is a native of San Diego.  He received his DDS at the UCLA School of Dentistry.  Dr Oleksy earned his medical degree from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School. After completing an internship in general surgery, Dr Oleksy completed a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. 


Jason B. Gile, DDS, MD

Dr. Gile was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and grew up in Washington State.  He attended Central Washington University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology.  He earned his DDS at the University of Washington School of Dentistry and completed a six year residency at Loma Linda University.


Contact Information

309 Walnut Avenue, Suite 26
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 299-3320


150 West Madison
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 588-4011